Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

is salbutamol the same as albuterol

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Salbutamol is the term used in europe while albuterol is used in the us. These are the same.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Different drugs: Same mechanism of action, and often used interchangeably, but salbutamol is more often used in europe, where albuterol is more commonly used in the us ... Read More
1
1 thank
A member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Better not: if you are giving her the right dose with the right technique, using a spacer. repeating the inhaler dose every 20-30 minutes if needed, till symptoms ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Typically, yes.: Based on thousands if not millions of patients who have used albuterol, it should be considered a reasonable and safe medication for use. Any medicati ... Read More
1
1 comment
10
10 thanks
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes, but...: You can put both together in the nebulizer; however, i prefer to separate them for this reason...Albuterol works fast to open up closed airways giving ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: There are several strengths of the albuterol solution. Two of them are 0.083% [2.5 mg/3 ml] and 0.021% [0.63 mg/3 ml]. As you can see one of th ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
39 years experience in Pediatrics
Probably: The albuterol is probably still effective but perhaps not as effective as a new inhaler. If you're having trouble with your breathing, i certainly wou ... Read More
7
7 thanks
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Different: Qvar is an inhaled steroid (beclomethasone) and is designed for regular use to prevent asthma. Albuterol is a quick relief short acting bronchodilato ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Jitters: Usually, it can make your heart beat faster (often not noticed if having problems breathing), cause temporary jitters/tremors, and make you feel a lit ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A member asked:
Dr. David Barrere
8 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should actually help: Wheezing typically is caused by stricture/narrowing of the airways within the lung. Albuterol works by relaxing the smooth muscle that surrounds t ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month