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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 a oral liquid. ...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 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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I starting taking albuterol. I feel weird. Is this normal?

I starting taking albuterol. I feel weird. Is this normal?

Albuterol: Yes, you may feel palpitations, nervousness, tremor, nausea etc. But over the time you will be ok. ...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

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What are the symptoms of withdrawl from albuterol?

What are the symptoms of withdrawl from albuterol?

No withdrawal: Albuterol can have side effects and desired therapeutic effects. Discontinuing will result in the absence of the both, not a separate withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there any inhalers with a substitute for albuterol?

Are there any inhalers with a substitute for albuterol?

Some: Albuterol is the generic name for both the nebulizer solution (albuterol) and a variety of different inhalers - proventil, proair, Maxair (not sure they make that any more) and ventolin. There is also Levalbuterol which is an isomer of albuterol that is supposed to cause fewer side effects. The brand name of that is xopenex (levalbuterol). ...Read more

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Side effects of albuterol inhalers?

Side effects of albuterol inhalers?

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. ...Read more

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Does albuterol have steroids in it?

No: Albuterol is a beta-agonist used to open constricted airways in asthma. Steroids may also be used to treat severe asthma. ...Read more

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Can albuterol inhaler cause v tach?

Possbly: All brnchodilators can potentially cause tachycardia 7 insusceptible persons under certain moments a malignant arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Is albuterol the same as salbutamol?

Yes: Salbutamol is the term used in europe while albuterol is used in the us. These are the same. ...Read more

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Can you use albuterol when pregnant?

Can you use albuterol when pregnant?

In a word: yes!: Albuterol inhalers ideally focuses in the lungs although poor technique can increase the amount that gets in the blood stream. A spacer tube can also improve technique. The risk of poor asthma control and wheezing is much higher than the risk of albuterol. That being said, make sure you check with doctor to make sure you are on the right combination of meds to both prevent and treat attacks. ...Read more

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How do I take Pulmicort and albuterol?

Sequentially.: Albuterol is a fast-acting bronchodilator commonly used to open spasmodic bronchial tubes. Pulmicort is an slower-acting inhaled steroid used to combat the inflammation inherent with bronchospasm. Therefore albuterol is often referred to as a "rescue" medication to be used only episodically, whereas Pulmicort is classified as a maintenance drug requiring routine daily use for maximum effectiveness. ...Read more

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What to do about albuterol causing shakes?

What to do about albuterol causing shakes?

Nothing: This is a common side effect. And it will rseolve on its own. ...Read more

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Help please! Is albuterol a type of steroid?

Albuterol: No. Albuterol is not a steroid. Albuterol is in the class called beta adrenergic bronchodilators. There are a number of drugs available in this class used to treat asthma and copd. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use albuterol inhaler everyday?

Is it safe to use albuterol inhaler everyday?

Need maintenance med: Needing your rescue inhaler daily is a sign that you may need maintenance medication to control asthma symptoms. Suggest talking to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Can I take claritinn with albuterol nebulizer?

Can I take claritinn with albuterol nebulizer?

Yes: They are very different medications and have no interactions when used at the same time. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to take albuterol while pregnant?

Yes: It is reasonable to use albuterol during pregnancy. Here is a reference: http://www. Mothertobaby. Org/files/albuterol. Pdf. ...Read more

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How to deal with inhaler abuse with albuterol?

Asthma control: First, partner with an asthma specialist to confirm diagnosis of asthma, identify and reduce exposure to known triggers, tailor and explain herbal and medical regimen to help control inflammation. Following asthma treatment guidelines, step up therapy as asthma is less controlled (use asthma control test, along with peak flow meter). Reduce rescue meds (albuterol) and focus on preventive meds ...Read more

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Do albuterol and epinephrine do the same thing?

Do albuterol and epinephrine do the same thing?

Yes: Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just inhaled epinephrine. Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart attack. Albuterol has less pronounced effects on the heart so its safer. Primatene has been taken off of the retail market because of the problems. Both are bronchodilators. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a six year old to take albuterol?

Dose and frequency: The dosing and frequency for her/his age should be followed. Using a spacer device can help to prevent deposition of the inhaled medication in the mouth which can be swallowed. ...Read more

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Albuterol nebulizer or inhaler. Which is better?

Either one: When the inhaler is used properly with good technique, it can provide as much bronchodilation as a nebulizer dose. For those patients with poor coordination, the elderly or very young, the nebulizer may be easier to use. ...Read more

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Is there an interaction between beer and albuterol?

Drug interaction: Checker did not show any interactions between albuterol and alcohol. However, that is not a guarantee that it could not occur. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I get bumps on my elbows when taking albuterol?

Reaction: It appears that you may have a reaction to albuterol when you take it via a dermatologic manifestation. Trying some antihistamines may reduce the presence and occurrence of this. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between epinephrine and albuterol?

Yes: Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just epinepherine. Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart attack. Albuterol has less pronounced effects on the heart so its safer. Primatene has been taken off of the retail market because of the problems. ...Read more

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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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Does proventil (albuterol) inhaler have bad side effects?

Does proventil (albuterol) inhaler have bad side effects?

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! ...Read more

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Please explain what does albuterol sulfate (inhalation) do?

Please explain what does albuterol sulfate (inhalation) do?

Bronchodilator: Albuterol is in a class of medications called beta-agonists - they work by making the bronchial tubes not spasm - conventionally they are called bronchodilators. ...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