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Drug Guide    A   Albuterol

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   Albuterol

Albuterol
(inhalation) (spray, Aerosol Powder, Aerosol)


Treats asthma and other lung problems such as chronic bronchitis.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Proventil HFA, Accuneb, Ventolin HFA, ProAir HFA, Ventolin, Proventil
 
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Avg Consumer Rating 4 out of 5
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Albuterol
Proventil HFA, Accuneb, Ventolin HFA, ProAir HFA, Ventolin, Proventil
Uses
Treats asthma and other lung problems such as chronic bronchitis.

Storage
  • Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Do not keep this medicine inside a car where it could be exposed to extreme heat or cold.
  • Do not poke holes in the canister or throw it into a fire, even if the canister is empty. Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Spray, Powder Under Pressure, Aerosol. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine is given with either a metered-dose inhaler, a nebulizer, or a device called a Rotahaler®. A metered-dose inhaler fits on the medicine canister and turns the medicine into a fine spray that you breathe in through your mouth and to your lungs.
  • You may be told to use a spacer, which is a tube that is placed between the inhaler and your mouth.
  • Your caregiver will show you how to use your inhaler and the spacer (if needed). A nebulizer turns the medicine into a fine mist that you breathe in through your mouth and to your lungs.
  • Your caregiver will show you how to use your nebulizer. Ventolin Rotacaps® are used with a device called a Rotahaler®.
  • The medicine capsule is placed into the Rotahaler® and this device opens the capsule and loads the powder medicine from the capsule into the air chamber.
  • You then inhale the powder through the mouthpiece. This medicine comes with patient instructions.
  • Read and follow these instructions carefully.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about how to use the inhaler.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat Lightheadedness or fainting Seizures, tremors or shaking

Precautions
  • You should not use if you have had an allergic reaction to albuterol or levalbuterol (Xopenex™).

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes, heart disease, heart rhythm problems, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, or seizures. Your doctor may order other medicines for you to take to treat and control your asthma.
  • Take all of your medicines as your doctor ordered.
  • If you use any type of corticosteroid medicine to control your asthma, keep using it as ordered by your doctor.
  • This includes corticosteroid medicines that are taken by mouth or inhaled (such as prednisone, Azmacort®, Deltasone®, Flovent®). If any of your asthma medicines do not seem to be working as well as usual, call your doctor right away.
  • Do not change your doses or stop using your medicines without asking your doctor.

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User Medicine Opinions for Albuterol
Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 62
Location: indiana
Time Taken: 5 years

Reason: asthma,copd Date: 16 September 2010
Side Effects
I seem to be taking it more frequently, since I have been on flovent.

Additional Thoughts
I feel it has become somewhat addictive. At about 4 to 5 hours later, I seem to have more problems breathing, evev though when I first take it, it seems to help.

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