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ALBUTEROL. Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Warnings, Interactions, Pictures

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Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to prevent and treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It is also used to prevent asthma brought on by exercise. Albuterol belongs to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators. It works in the airways by opening breathing passages and relaxing muscles. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.

Howdy michael davies here with the pharmaceutical company we will talk a little bit about the use and dosage of the drug and some of the side effects this medication albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases airflow to the lungs albuterol inhalation is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm or narrowing of the airways in

The lungs in people with asthma or certain types of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease copd it is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm albuterol inhalation is for use in adults and children who are at least four years old some brands or forms of this medicine are not for use in children younger than 12 years old you should not use this medicine

If you are allergic to albuterol you should not use pro air recipe click if you are allergic to milk proteins albuterol may increase the risk of death or hospitalization in people with asthma but the risk in people with obstructive airway disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease copd is not known to make sure albuterol inhalation is safe for you tell

Your doctor if you have heart disease high blood pressure congestive heart failure a heart rhythm disorder a seizure disorder such as epilepsy diabetes overactive thyroid it is not known whether albuterol will harm an unborn baby tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant if you are pregnant your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry

To track the effects of albuterol on the baby it may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine ask your doctor about any risk use albuterol inhalation exactly as prescribed by your doctor follow all directions on your prescription label do not use albuterol inhalation in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended read all patient

Information medication guides and instruction sheets provided to you ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions you may need to prime your albuterol inhaler device before the first use your medicine comes with directions for priming if needed you may also need to shake your albuterol device just before each use do not allow a young child to use

Albuterol inhalation without help from an adult the usual dose of albuterol inhalation is two inhalations every four to six hours to prevent exercise induced bronchospasm use two inhalations 15 to 30 minutes before you exercise the effects of albuterol inhalation should last about 4 to 6 hours seek medical attention if you think your asthma medications are not

Working as well an increased need for medication could be an early sign of a serious asthma attack say the missed dose as soon as you remember skip the mist dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose do not use extra medicine to make up the mist dose get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to albuterol hives difficult

Breathing swelling of your face lips tongue or throat call your doctor at once if you have wheezing choking or other breathing problems after using this medicine chest pain fast heart rate pounding heart beats or fluttering in your chest pain or burning when you urinate increased thirst increased urination hunger dry mouth fruity breath odor drowsiness dry

Skin blurred vision weight loss or signs of low potassium leg cramps constipation irregular heartbeats fluttering in your chest extreme thirst increased urination numbness or tingling muscle weakness or lymph feeling common albuterol side effects may include chest pain fast or pounding heartbeats dizziness feeling shaky or nervous headache back pain body aches

Or cough sore throat sinus pain runny or stuffy nose if you use an albuterol inhaler ask your pharmacist or doctor to check that you are using it correctly you may need to prime your inhaler before first use or shake it prior to use follow the instructions provided most inhalation devices require regular cleaning or else they will clog follow the instructions

Provided on how to clean your device and mouthpiece store your device at room temperature away from heat cold open flames and moisture do not puncture or burn an empty canister avoid spraying into the eyes rinse eyes with water if this happens by accident albuterol relieves breathlessness but does not reduce inflammation needing to use albuterol more frequently

Than usual may be a sign that your asthma is destabilizing and you should seek immediate medical advice for a re-evaluation of your treatment regimen and the possible need for anti-inflammatory treatment such as corticosteroids to heal the airways deterioration of asthma can occur quite quickly over several hours or it may take days or weeks albuterol alone is

Usually not enough to achieve good asthma control in most adults and children with asthma corticosteroids such as buddhisinite palma court or fluticasin flovin are often also needed always keep albuterol on hand at all times and refill your prescription before you run out completely keep using all other medications as prescribed by your doctor seek emergency

Health if you have signs of an allergic reaction breathing difficulties facial swelling hives chest pain or fast heart rate pain or burning when you urinate signs of high blood sugar effects of albuterol usually last four to six hours sometimes eight hours or longer unless your doctor has told you to resist the temptation to increase the dose of albuterol or

To take it more frequently if the effects appear to be wearing off sooner instead seek medical attention immediately as this can be a sign of deteriorating asthma control that could be masked by albuterol overuse medicines that interact with albuterol may either decrease its effect affect how long it works for increase side effects or have less of an effect

When taken with albuterol an interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of the medications however sometimes it does speak to your doctor about how drug interactions should be managed that’s all for today subscribe to the pharmacological channel and stay with us good luck

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