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VENTOLIN Syrup (albuterol sulfate syrup) contains albuterol sulfate, USP, the racemic form of albuterol, a relatively selective beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator. Albuterol sulfate has the chemical name a1-[(tert-Butylamino)methyl]-4-hydroxy-m-xylene-a,a1-diol sulfate (2:1) (salt), and the following chemical structure:
The molecular weight of albuterol sulfate is 576.7, and the empirical formula is (C13H21NO3)2·H2SO4. Albuterol sulfate is a white crystalline powder, soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol. The World Health Organization†s recommended name for albuterol base is salbutamol.
VENTOLIN Syrup (albuterol sulfate syrup) for oral administration contains 2 mg of albuterol as 2.4 mg of albuterol sulfate in each teaspoonful (5 mL). The inactive ingredients for VENTOLIN Syrup (albuterol sulfate syrup) include: citric acid, USP anhydrous; FD&C Yellow No. 6; flavor strawberry artificial F-8636; hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 2906 or 2910, USP; saccharin, NF; sodium benzoate, NF; sodium citrate, USP dihydrate; and water purified, USP. The pH of the syrup is between 3.0 and 4.5.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/17/2004
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