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Albuterol Overdose (Overview)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. " O/D symptoms may i nclude: nervousness, headache, tremor, dry mouth, chest pain or heavy feeling, rapid or uneven heart rate, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, dizziness, seizure (convulsions), feeling light-headed or fainting." >


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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

Albuterol Overdose (Overview)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. " O/D symptoms may i nclude: nervousness, headache, tremor, dry mouth, chest pain or heavy feeling, rapid or uneven heart rate, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, dizziness, seizure (convulsions), feeling light-headed or fainting." >


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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 definition or description of: Albuterol overdose?

Albuterol overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. " O/D symptoms may i nclude: nervousness, headache, tremor, dry mouth, chest pain or heavy feeling, rapid or uneven heart rate, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, dizziness, seizure (convulsions), feeling light-headed or fainting." > ...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

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Can i neb budedonide with albuterol?

Can i neb budedonide with albuterol?

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 the pulmicort a better chance of getting into the airways and decreasing inflammation. If you give both together, and there is significant airway spasm (closure), the pulmicort may not be as effective. ...Read more

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Is .63 mg equivalent to .083% of albuterol?

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 them has 4x as much albuterol as the weaker solution. ...Read more

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I have albuterol that expired in 2011 so is it still effective?

I have albuterol that expired in 2011 so is it still effective?

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 would use it but you should call your physician or pharmacy to request a refill. ...Read more

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Is qvar similar to albuterol?

Different: Qvar is an inhaled steroid (beclomethasone) and is designed for regular use to prevent asthma. Albuterol is a quick relief short acting bronchodilator designed to be used "as needed" for acute asthma symptoms. They can be used together. ...Read more

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Can albuterol sulfate kill you?

Yes - an 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 are albuterol side effects?

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 little anxious. Other symptoms would be less common. ...Read more

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Can albuterol worsen the whezzing?

Can albuterol worsen the whezzing?

Potentially yes: Any inhaled medication can potentially cause bronchospasm in susceptible individuals. It is difficult to predict who is susceptible until the product is tried. ...Read more

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Why would albuterol cause anxiety?

Why would albuterol cause anxiety?

Albuterol: A side effect from albuterol therapy can be anxiety because drugs in this class increase the heart rate, increase the blood pressure and these two symptoms can cause anxiety when the patient is not accustomed to this change in vital signs. ...Read more

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Is albuterol for a neubilizer good?

Is albuterol for a neubilizer good?

Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing. It can also speed up the heart rate because of its beta receptor effects. It has no steroidal activity. However, both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. Albuterol is used by asthmatics both in inhaler and nebulizer form. ...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


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