albuterol

What is Albuterol?


Albuterol tablets contain albuterol sulfate, USP, the racemic form of albuterol and a relatively selective beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator. Albuterol sulfate has the chemical name α1-[(tert -Butylamino)methyl]-4-hydroxy- m -xylene-α,α'-diol sulfate (2:1) (salt) and the following structural formula: Albuterol sulfate has a molecular weight of 576.71, and the molecular formula is (C13H21NO3)2•H2SO4. Albuterol sulfate is a white or practically white powder, freely soluble in...

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Also known as Ventolin, Proventil, Albuterol Sulfate, Salbutamol, Xopenex, volmax, Levalbuterol
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Albuterol

The active component of Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol is albuterol, USP, racemic α1-[(tert-butylamino)methyl]-4-hydroxy-m-xylene-α,α'-diol) and a relatively selective beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator having the following structural formula:Albuterol is the official generic name in the United States. The World Health Organization recommended name for the drug is salbutamol. The molecular weight of albuterol is 239.32, and the molecular formula is C13H21NO3. Albuterol is a white to off-white crystalline solid. It is soluble in ethanol, sparingly soluble in water, and very soluble in chloroform. Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol is indicated for the prevention and relief of bronchospasm in patients 4 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm in patients 4 years of age and older.

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Albuterol

Albuterol tablets contain albuterol sulfate, USP, the racemic form of albuterol and a relatively selective beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator.

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Albuterol

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat 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). Albuterol is in a class of medications called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier.

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Levalbuterol

Levalbuterol belongs to the family of adrenergic bronchodilators. Levalbuterol is used to prevent or treat chest tightness, shortness of breath, troubled breathing and wheezing associated with bronchospasm.

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Xopenex

Xopenex is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the lungs' many tiny airways (bronchioles), allowing them to expand so you can get more air. It is prescribed for asthma.

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Albuterol HFA

The active ingredient of Albuterol Sulfate HFA Inhalation Aerosol is albuterol sulfate, a racemic salt, which is a relatively selective beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator. Albuterol sulfate has the chemical name α1-[(tert -butylamino) methyl]-4-hydroxy- m -xylene-α,α'-diol sulfate (2:1) (salt), and has 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 to off-white...

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Albuterol HFA

Beta-adrenergic-receptor blocking agents not only block the pulmonary effect of beta-agonists, such as Albuterol Sulfate HFA Inhalation Aerosol, but may produce severe bronchospasm in asthmatic patients. Therefore, patients with asthma should not normally be treated with beta-blockers. However, under certain circumstances, e.g., as prophylaxis after myocardial infarction, there may be no acceptable alternatives to the use of beta-adrenergic-blocking agents in patients with asthma. In this setting,...

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Albuterol HFA

A total of 973subjects were treated with Albuterol Sulfate HFA Inhalation Aerosol during the worldwide clinical development program.

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Albuterol HFA

Albuterol Sulfate HFA Inhalation Aerosol is indicated in adults and children 12 years of age and older for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease.

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Ipratropium and Albuterol Inhalation

The combination of ipratropium and albuterol is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Ipratropium and albuterol combination is used by people whose symptoms have not been controlled by a single inhaled medication. Ipratropium and albuterol are in a class of medications called bronchodilators. Ipratropium and albuterol combination works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier.

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Brand names
VoSpire ER salbutamol

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Drug Interactions, Overdosage and Contraindications
Albuterol should be administered with extreme caution to patients being treated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants, or within 2 weeks of discontinuation of such agents, because the action of albuterol on the vascular system may be potentiated.

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In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

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Indications and Dosage
Albuterol tablets are indicated for the relief of bronchospasm in adults and children 6 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease.

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Medicine storage
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

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Missed dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

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Other information
Keep all appointments with your doctor.

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Other names
salbutamol

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Other uses for this medicine
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Proper use
Albuterol comes as a tablet, a syrup, and an extended-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. The tablets and syrup are usually taken three or four times a day. The extended-release tablets are usually taken once every 12 hours. Take albuterol at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take albuterol exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take...

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Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
In clinical trials, the most frequent adverse reactions to albuterol tablets were: Percent Incidence of Adverse Reactions ReactionPercent Incidence Central nervous system, Nervousness, 20%, Tremor, 20%, Headache, 7%, Sleeplessness, 2%, Weakness, 2%, Dizziness, 2%, Drowsiness, <1%, Restlessness, <1%, Irritability, <1%, Cardiovascular, Tachycardia, 5%, Palpitations, 5%, Chest discomfort, <1%, Flushing, <1%, Musculoskeletal, Muscle cramps, 3%, Gastrointestinal, Nausea, 2%, Genitourinary,...

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Special diatery instructions
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.

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Special precautions
Before taking albuterol,tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to albuterol, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in albuterol tablets, extended-release tablets, or capsules. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients..

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Summary
Albuterol tablets contain albuterol sulfate, USP, the racemic form of albuterol and a relatively selective beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator.

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Uses
Albuterol is used to prevent and treat 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). Albuterol is in a class of medications called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier.

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Warnings and Precautions
Albuterol tablets can produce paradoxical bronchospasm, which may be life threatening. If paradoxical bronchospasm occurs, albuterol tablets should be discontinued immediately and alternative therapy instituted.

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