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.
Define "work" You get more from this site when you actually provide background information on your issue before you ask a related question.Albuterol is a chemical cousin of adrenalin, that was used by injection 3-4 decades ago to reverse asthma attacks.Inhaled albuterol can work a more acceptable way & is safe & effective when used appropriately. It is one of many tools we have to treat asthma as part of a plan.

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Does the albuterol work for cold?

Bronchodilator. Albuterol is a bronchodilator, a medication that opens your airways to allow better airflow, and is not for used mainly for treating colds, . Read more...
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...

Does the albuterol work for cold because my child has a cold by 3 months?

Bronchodilator. Albuterol is a bronchodilator, a medication that opens your airways to allow better airflow, and is not for used mainly for treating colds, especially in a 3 month old. I would have your child seen by a pediatrician and get a good evaluation and the proper treatment. Good luck. Read more...

Why when I have an asthma attack albuterol does not work, so what should I do if the only thing that helps is deep breathing?

Vocal cord dysfuncti. You may have vocal cord dysfunction rather than asthma. This is due to constriction of the vocal cords. In asthma, the wheezing usually occurs when you breath out, and abluterol is effective. In vocal cord dysfunction, the wheezing occurs when you breathe in, and albuterol is not effective. Speech therapy is very effective for vocal cord dysfunction. Read more...