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A 49-year-old male asked:

Is it okay to use bronchodilator drugs like albuterol if you have anxiety or panic disorders?

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Dr. Gurdeep Sareen
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Use Caution but OK: Caution should be exercised if taking albuterol with underlying panic/ anxiety disorders, as albuterol can cause anxiety. However, it can be used if you are relatively stable and the prescriber believes the benefits outweigh the risks. Xopenex (levalbuterol) may be a safer alternative vs. albuterol- but may require the prescriber to call the insurance company saying you have an anxiety disorder to be covered
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Last updated Sep 3, 2014

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