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help! what is albuterol and side effects?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Asthma: Albuterol is a beta 2 receptor agonist which helps prevent spasm of airway thus helps asthma patients. Side effects are: increase heart rate, palpitations, tremor, nervousness, poor sleep and headache.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Bronchodilator : Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs, it is used for treatment of asthma along with anti inflammatory .Side effects allergic reaction which is rare but reported causes swelling of the face, hives, difficulty in breathing.Other side effects are tremors, nervousness., seizures, worsening of bronchi spasm, pounding heart beat, low pottasium.

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Is it dangerous to take ecstasy while on albuterol?

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Yes: It is dangerous to take ecstasy, period.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Physical side effects of albuterol?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Side effects albuter: Palpitation lasting for fewminutes, nervousness, tremors, irritability.With inhalers you may get throat irritation, headache and vomiting.Sometimes dry mouth and padoxial bronchospasm most of the time the side effects are mild and short lived.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Albuterol makes me really shaky and nervous after I take it. How long should those side effects last?

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Dr. Khaled Mohamed
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Few minutes: This is well known side effects from albutrol, which should only be used as needed. If it is something which you are using continuously, you may need to discuss this with your primary care physician to change it to another form of medications which does not have such side effect (long-term treatments including corticosteroids inhalers).
A 32-year-old member asked:

How long do the side effects of albuterol last?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Short: These are short acting drugs with low half lives (ie the time it takes to clear the drug from the body). It would be rare to have symptoms that persist longer than six hours after dosing the albuterol.
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What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Various: Proventil, proair, and ventolin are all short acting drugs called albuterol (each made by different companies). All three can cause fast heart rate, tremor and gitteriness.

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