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Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol
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Drug Name:

Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Albuterol 90mcg/inh; metered-dose aerosol.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol:

Bronchospasm.

Adults and Children:

<4yrs: not recommended. ≥4yrs: 2 inh every 4–6 hrs as needed; 1 inh every 4 hrs may suffice. Exercise–induced bronchospasm: 2 inh 15 minutes before exercise.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid excessive use. Sensitivity to sympathomimetics. Discontinue if paradoxical bronchospasm or cardiovascular effects occur. Cardiovascular disease (eg, coronary insufficiency, arrhythmias, hypertension). Diabetes. Hyperthyroidism. Seizure disorders. Reevaluate periodically. Elderly. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid MAOIs, tricyclics within 14 days (increased cardiovascular effects). Oral sympathomimetics: not recommended. Antagonized by β-blockers. Monitor digoxin. Caution with other drugs that may lower serum potassium (eg, diuretics).

See Also:

Albuterol Nebules

Albuterol Syrup

Albuterol Inhalation Soln 0.5%

Pharmacological Class:

Beta-2 agonist.

Adverse Reactions:

Tremor, nervousness, headache, dizziness, hyperactivity, insomnia, weakness, tachycardia, epistaxis, hypokalemia, throat irritation (inh), paradoxical bronchospasm; immediate hypersensitivity reactions (eg, rash, urticaria, angioedema).

Note:

Formerly known under the brand names Proventil (aerosol, soln, nebules), Ventolin (aerosol, soln, syrup).

How Supplied:

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