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Ventolin Solution Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Proventil, VoSpire ER
Generic Name: albuterol (oral) (Pronunciation: al BYOO teh rall)
- What is albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- What are the possible side effects of albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- What is the most important information I should know about albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- How should I take albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ventolin Solution)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ventolin Solution)?
- What should I avoid while taking albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- What other drugs will affect albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs.
Albuterol is used to treat bronchospasm (wheezing, shortness of breath) caused by reversible obstructive airway disease in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.
Albuterol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Albuterol 2 mg-MYL
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Albuterol 2 mg-URL
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Albuterol 4 mg-MUT
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Albuterol 4 mg-MYL
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Albuterol 4 mg-WAR
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Albuterol ER 4 mg-MYL
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Albuterol ER 8 mg-MYL
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Proventil 2 mg
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Proventil Repetabs 4 mg
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Volmax 4 mg
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Volmax 8 mg
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What are the possible side effects of albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using albuterol and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- new bronchospasm or worsening of your asthma symptoms;
- pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
- chest pain, tremor, nervousness;
- seizure (convulsions);
- low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling);
- dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats); or
- severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Less serious side effects may include:
- dizziness, spinning sensation;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- muscle cramps;
- dry mouth and throat;
- unusual taste in your mouth; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Ventolin Solution (albuterol sulfate inhalation solution) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
You should not use albuterol if you are allergic to it.
Before you take albuterol, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, a heart rhythm disorder, seizures, diabetes, or overactive thyroid.
Tell your doctor if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days.
Do not take albuterol in larger amounts than recommended by your doctor. An overdose of albuterol can be fatal.
Albuterol can have long-lasting effects (up to 8 hours or longer). Do not take this medication more often than prescribed.
Call your doctor right away if you feel that this medicine is not working as well as usual, or if it makes your condition worse. If it seems like you need to use more of any of your medications in a 24-hour period, talk with your doctor.
Breathing disorders are sometimes treated with a combination of drugs. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor's advice. You should remain under the care of a doctor while you are using albuterol.
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