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What are the tests for albuterol overdose?

What are the tests for albuterol overdose?

See below: Vital signs ekg chest x ray blood work to eval pulmonary function and acid base eval for prob with lung function IV fluids. ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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What is the treatment for albuterol overdose?

What is the treatment for albuterol overdose?

See below: Jittery or tachycardia high heart rate should go to hosp to be evaluated it is short acting stop the med if short of breath go to the emerg room. ...Read more

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What are the tests for albuterol overdose?

See below: Vital signs ekg chest x ray blood work to eval pulmonary function and acid base eval for prob with lung function IV fluids. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for albuterol overdose?

See below: Jittery or tachycardia high heart rate should go to hosp to be evaluated it is short acting stop the med if short of breath go to the emerg room. ...Read more

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Can an albuterol sulfate overdose kill you?

Can an albuterol sulfate overdose kill you?

Yes: Albuterol overdose could be fatal. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What can an overdose of albuterol do?

Albuterol overdose: Albuterol overdose can cause high or low bp, chest pain, irregular heart beat, shakiness and tremors most serious overdose can cause cardiac arrest and/or death. ...Read more

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What are the risks of overdosing on an albuterol inhaler?

What are the risks of overdosing on an albuterol inhaler?

Besides overdosing..: Albuterol can relieve symptoms, but will not do anything to treat the underlying condition. Anyone taking it frequently may be masking a serious underlying condition that needs treatment with "controller" type medications. Although frequent use may not lead to "overdosing, " the delay in appropriate treatment is dangerous & can sometimes prove fatal (due to progression of the underlying asthma. ...Read more

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Can purposely overdosing on an albuterol inhaler turn you into a drug addict?

No: But i would be concerned about other behavioral health issues. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Does albuterol work?

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 medication however may have side effects, and some users seem more sensitive to the fast heart rate, irritability, and agitation that can be encountered with its use. Your own physician is your best advisor as to the dose & frequency should it be required. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more


Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Proventil (Definition)

Proventil is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of ...Read more