Albuterol


Unknown / Multiple | Albuterol (Medication)


Desc:

Albuterol dilates the airways of the lung and is used for treating wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Airways are the breathing passages that allow air to move in and out of the lungs. These airways can be narrowed due to the accumulation of mucus, spasm of the muscles that surround these airways (bronchospasm), or swelling of the lining of the airways. It works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier. Albuterol can also be helpful in patients with emphysema and chronic bronchitis when symptoms are partially related to spasm of the airways' muscles. ...

Side Effect:

Albuterol may cause some of the following side effects:uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, nervousness, headache, nausea, vomiting, cough, throat irritation, muscle, bone, or back pain.

Some side effects can be serious, therefore the doctor should be contacted immediately if one of the following symptoms are experienced:fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat, chest pain, rash, hives, itching, swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, increased difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness. ...

Precaution:

You should not take albuterol if you are allergic to albuterol or any of the inactive components used to make albuterol. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make albuterol.

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking albuterol if you have:hypertension, tachycardia, arrhythmia, other types of heart disease, including congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, seizures or epilepsy, diabetes, any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, breastfeeding. Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. ...