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Ventolin Solution

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(Generic versions may still be available.)

Ventolin Solution

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?

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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 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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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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