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Ventolin Solution

Discontinued Warning IconPlease Note: This Brand Name drug is no longer available in the US.
(Generic versions may still be available.)

Ventolin Solution Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Ventolin Inhalation Solution (albuterol sulfate) is a bronchodilator used to treat bronchospasm (wheezing, shortness of breath) associated with reversible obstructive airway disease such as asthma. The brand name of this medication is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects include headache, dizziness or lightheadedness, insomnia, tremor or nervousness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or dry mouth.

The usual dosage of Ventolin Inhalation Solution for adults and children over 12 years of age is 2.5 mg of albuterol administered three to four times daily by nebulization. Ventolin Inhalation Solution may interact with beta-blockers, antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), other oral or inhaled bronchodilators, caffeine, diet pills, or decongestants. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. It is unknown if Ventolin Inhalation Solution will harm a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Ventolin Inhalation Solution (albuterol sulfate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

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.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Ventolin Solution in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Stop taking albuterol and seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); or
  • chest pain or irregular heartbeats.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take albuterol and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • headache;
  • dizziness or lightheadedness;
  • insomnia;
  • tremor or nervousness;
  • sweating;
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; or
  • dry mouth.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Ventolin Solution (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Ventolin Solution Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Nervousness, shaking (tremor), headache, nausea or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fast/pounding heartbeat.

Get medical help right away if you have any rare but very serious side effects, including: chest pain, irregular heartbeat, rapid breathing, confusion.

Rarely, this medication has caused severe (rarely fatal), sudden worsening of breathing problems/asthma (paradoxical bronchospasm). If you experience sudden wheezing, get medical help right away.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Ventolin Solution (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Ventolin Solution FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

The results of clinical trials with VENTOLIN Inhalation Solution in 135 patients showed the following side effects that were considered probably or possibly drug related:

Percent Incidence of Adverse Reactions

 

Percent Incidence

Reaction

n = 135

Central nervous system

 

Tremors

20%

Dizziness

7%

Nervousness

4%

Headache

3%

Sleeplessness

1%

Gastrointestinal

 

Nausea

4%

Dyspepsia

1%

Ear, nose, and throat

 

Nasal congestion

1%

Pharyngitis

<1%

Cardiovascular

 

Tachycardia

1%

Hypertension

1%

Respiratory

 

Bronchospasm

8%

Cough

4%

Bronchitis

4%

Wheezing

1%

No clinically relevant laboratory abnormalities related to VENTOLIN Inhalation Solution administration were determined in these studies.

Cases of urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm, hoarseness, oropharyngeal edema, and arrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, extrasystoles) have been reported after the use of VENTOLIN Inhalation Solution.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ventolin Solution (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) »

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