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Can I use expired albuterol sulfate?

Can I use expired albuterol sulfate?

Caution: Probably no increased danger, but expired medication often lose potency and do not work. ...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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Where can I donate expired albuterol?

No where: No one should be using expired medications, so you can dispose of it properly when expired. ...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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What can I do if my albuterol expired last month, can I still use it?

What can I do if my albuterol expired last month, can I still use it?

Probably,but: Probably no increased danger, but expired medication often lose potency and do not work. ...Read more

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Ok I have a bad cold as used an albuterol neb that expired in 2011- :The package was sealed and has been in my med cabinet- could it be harmful?

Ok I have a bad cold as used an albuterol neb that expired in 2011- :The package was sealed and has been in my med cabinet- could it be harmful?

Probably ok: The expired medication is not likely to be harmful, however it may have lost effectiveness. It can get you by in a pinch, but you should have your prescription updated with your physician. ...Read more

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Is there is any danger involved in using an expired albuterol inhaler?

Do not use it: Out dated medication can be dangerous.
The compound may "break-down" and cause
just about any kind of adverse event such as hallucinations. ...Read more

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Is there a risk in using expired albuterol in a nebulizer for asthma?

Is there a risk in using expired albuterol in a nebulizer for asthma?

Expired meds: There is a risk they won't work, and if you are having an asthma attack, that's a big problem. Most meds will not harm you if expired, except for the fact that they may not be good for what they are intended for. You should check all the medicines in your home monthly to see if expired and/or need refills or replacements. ...Read more

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My daughter's albuterol for the nebulizer expired last month. Is it safe to use?

Albuterol expired: When medications get older they tend to lose potency over time. I would suggest getting a refill for the upcoming year as this medication is very useful during acute exacerbations of asthma. Would not want to have a sub-optimal/expired medication for emergency treatment if your daughter were to have worsening asthma. ...Read more

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I have albuterol liquid for the nebulizer but it is expired for about a 1yr or 2 is it safe to use still?

Maybe: Even though the label shows expired it is possible that the medicine may still be good espicially if you kept it closed tight in cool environment. If it looks discolored, smells, or tastes bad, discard. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 10yo with mild asthma albuterol inhaler that expired 1 year ago?

Is it safe to give my 10yo with mild asthma albuterol inhaler that expired 1 year ago?

No, because:: It is important that you have constant access to asthma medication for your child, especially in preparation for when a child travels or misplaces an inhaler. If the only available inhaler is one that expired a year ago, you don't know how empty it is or how effective the medication inside is. Speak to your primary care provider asap and obtain new inhalers. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough and am wheezing as well. My albuterol has expired 2011. Was wondering if it would hurt to try the nebulizer anyway to see if it would help wheezing?

I have a bad cough and am wheezing as well. My albuterol has expired 2011. Was wondering if it would hurt to try the nebulizer anyway to see if it would help wheezing?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that it would "hurt" to try the nebulizer, but it's equally unlikely that it will help. Not only has the active ingredient degraded over time, but the aerosol may have dissipated as well. What could "hurt" is an unnecessary delay in seeking appropriate care for a potentially serious medical condition. Please see your doctor ASAP! ...Read more

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Safe to use expired (mar 2013) albuterol sulfate inhalation solution (0.63mg/3ml)? Getting over viral infection and thinking about using my nebulizer.

Possibly: The expiration date reflects more the assured strenght of the medication than any toxic change in its action. Short term use until you resupply is probably fine. ...Read more

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Could qvar and albuterol be used together?

Could qvar and albuterol be used together?

Yes: Qvar is an inhaled steroid that should be used on a regular basis. Albuterol is used as needed to give quick relief of symptoms. It is fine to use these two medications together. ...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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Does the albuterol work for cold?

Does the albuterol work for cold?

For an approved use: Albuterol may work for people suffering from colds who have asthma and people with asthma having an attack in response to cold weather. It has also been used for a handful of other conditions. For a simple cold in someone who does not have asthma, there is not an adequate reason to use it. It is associated with shifts in potassium and glucose, and it is a prescription medication for a reason. ...Read more

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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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What can an overdose of albuterol do?

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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Please describe the medication: albuterol?

Please describe the medication: albuterol?

Bronchodilator: 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 as an oral liquid. ...Read more

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What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

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. ...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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Is albuterol good or bad to use for my baby?

Is albuterol good or bad to use for my baby?

Hard to say: Any med strong enough to do good is likely strong enough to do harm.When used properly this is a wonderful med that is widely used in treatment of kids at all ages. It is a prescription med and should only be used under the guidance of someone experienced in its use. ...Read more

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Is albuterol / proventil safe to give to children?

Typically, yes.: Based on thousands if not millions of children who have used albuterol (generic proventil), it may be considered a reasonable and safe medication for use. Any medication however may have side effects, and some children seem more sensitive to the fast heart rate, irritability, and agitation that can be encountered with its use. Your own pediatrician is your best advisor as to the dose & frequency. ...Read more

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How do you take proventil (albuterol) and ventolin?

See Below: Proventil and ventolin are both names for albuterol which is commonly used for bronchospasm seen in asthma and copd. They come in both inhaler and solution (nebulized) forms. 2 inhaled puffs from inhaler or one nebulized solution vial (depending on age and strength) are commonly recommended to be used every 4-6 hours for cough, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Contact provider if not helping. ...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