Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol

Name: Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take albuterol inhalation aerosol. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not take more of this medicine or use it more often than you have been told. Deaths have happened when too much of albuterol inhalation aerosol was taken. Talk with your doctor.
  • Call your doctor right away if your normal dose does not work well, if your signs get worse, or if you need to use this medicine more often than normal.
  • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
  • If you are taking digoxin, talk with your doctor. You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while you are taking it with albuterol inhalation aerosol.
  • Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of low potassium levels like muscle pain or weakness, muscle cramps, or a heartbeat that does not feel normal.
  • If you are not able to get the breathing attack under control. Get help right away.
  • Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
  • Very nervous and excitable.
  • Very bad headache.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Peak flow measurement low.
  • This medicine may sometimes cause very bad breathing problems. This may be life-threatening. When this happens with a puffer (inhaler) or with liquid for breathing in, most of the time it happens right after a dose and after the first use of a new canister or vial of albuterol inhalation aerosol. If you have trouble breathing, breathing that is worse, wheezing, or coughing, get medical help right away.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Protect from light.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Protect from cold.
  • If the inhaler comes in a foil pouch, store in the foil pouch until ready for use.
  • Protect from heat and sunlight. Do not puncture or burn even if it seems empty.
  • Throw away the puffer (inhaler) after the most number of sprays have been used, even if it feels like there is more drug in the can.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
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