Is albuterol and epinephrine the same asthma medication?

Similar not same. Epinephrine is a hormone your body makes. It's an effective treatment for asthma & anaphylaxis but has limitations. It has many side-effects, stimulating the heart & sometimes triggering irregular heart rate & muscle tremors. It's beneficial effects wear off in ~20 minutes. Albuterol is a pharmacologic derivative of Epinephrine with fewer side-effects & a 3-6 hour duration of action.
No. Albuterol binds to beta receptors in the airway and cause dilation of the airways, Epinephrine does not. Epinephrine is an old treatment for asthma that is no longer recommended.

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