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can you tell me if there are dangers from using an expired albuterol inhaler?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably not: Probably no increased danger, but expired medication often lose potency and do not work.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are albuterol inhaler side effects?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Albuterol: Jitteriness, tremors and racing heart.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Does proventil (albuterol) inhaler have bad side effects?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
It can cause ...: It can cause palpitations, a more rapid heart rate, and rarely an irregular heart beat. Some people report anxiety, but it is temporary. Generally, very safe!
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the different dosages for albuterol inhaler?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
No difference: While there are many different albuterol inhalers, they all deliver 90 mcg per puff. There are 2 other inhalers on the market similar to albuterol called xopenex (levalbuterol) & Maxair (pirbuterol). These are all rescue inhalers that provide quick-onset dilation of the bronchial tubes.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What does the "ne" mean at the end of proventil (albuterol) inhaler ne?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ne in Proventil (albuterol): It is a symbol of neon, an inert gaseous element in the atmosphere.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for an albuterol inhaler to kick in?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Albuterol: An albuterol inhaler is considered a rescue bronchodilator which means that bronchodialtion should begin in a matter of minutes.

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