Albuterol Inhalation

Name: Albuterol Inhalation

What is albuterol inhalation?

Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs.

Albuterol inhalation is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. Albuterol is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Albuterol inhalation is for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years old.

Albuterol inhalation may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

You should not use albuterol if you are allergic to proteins.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What other drugs will affect albuterol inhalation?

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:

  • any other inhaled medicines or bronchodilators;

  • digoxin;

  • a diuretic or "water pill";

  • an antidepressant--amitriptyline, desipramine, imipramine, doxepin, nortriptyline, and others;

  • a beta blocker--atenolol, carvedilol, labetalol, metoprolol, propranolol, sotalol, and others; or

  • an MAO inhibitor--isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with albuterol inhalation, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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