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Ventolin Solution

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/7/2019
Ventolin Solution Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 2/7/2019

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 Ventolin Inhalation Solution is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects of Ventolin Inhalation Solution (albuterol sulfate) include headache, dizziness, spinning sensation, lightheadedness, sleep problems (insomnia), tremor, nervousness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth and throat, muscle cramps, and unusual taste in your 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.

QUESTION

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease. See Answer
Ventolin Solution Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems after using this medicine;
  • fast or pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears;
  • chest pain;
  • severe dizziness;
  • a seizure;
  • worsening asthma or COPD symptoms; or
  • low potassium level--leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, increased thirst or urination, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness or limp feeling.

Common side effects may include:

  • chest pain, fast heartbeats;
  • tremors, nervousness;
  • headache;
  • dry mouth, throat irritation; or
  • unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth;

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

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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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