Indications for Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol:
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.
Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol 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.
Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol Classification:
Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol 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).
Tremor, nervousness, headache, dizziness, hyperactivity, insomnia, weakness, tachycardia, epistaxis, hypokalemia, throat irritation (inh), paradoxical bronchospasm; immediate hypersensitivity reactions (eg, rash, urticaria, angioedema).
Formerly known under the brand names Proventil (aerosol, soln, nebules), Ventolin (aerosol, soln, syrup).