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Generic Name: ALBUTEROL (SALBUTAMOL) EXTENDED-RELEASE TABLET -
ORAL Pronounced: (al-BUE-ter-ol/sal-BUE-ta-mol) Albuterol sulfate Oral Uses
Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to treat
wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (such as asthma,
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Albuterol belongs to a class of drugs
known as bronchodilators. It works in the airways by opening breathing passages
and relaxing muscles. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease
time lost from work or school.
This medication is taken by mouth and does not work right
away. It should not be used for sudden attacks of breathing trouble. Your
doctor may prescribe a quick-relief inhaler for sudden shortness of
breath/asthma attacks while you are on this medication. Always have the
quick-relief inhaler with you. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more
How To Use Albuterol sulfate Oral
Take this medicat...
Dara Torres has asthma, just like her father , says a story in the New York Times. But for years, she had been training and competing with coughing and difficulty breathing. When she finally started taking asthma medicine, "she realized how much, and how needlessly, she had been suffering."
But her newly found breathing capacity came with suspicions that her asthma was a sham and she was using the illness as an excuse to use bronchodilators -- the asthma medicines that relax the airways and improve breathing -- as a performance enhancer. And if she could use the albuterol inhaler, why couldn't everyone?
In this entry, I would like to give a perspective on the use of asthma medications by professional athletes. While most attention is given to the use of anabolic steroids to build strength, there has also been some attention to the use of asthma medications, especially albuterol and other quick-relief medications, in competitive athletes.
Competition with a chronic ...
Generic Name: IPRATROPIUM/ALBUTEROL (SALBUTAMOL) INHALER -
ORAL Pronounced: (IP-ra-TROE-pee-um/al-BUE-ter-ol/sal-BUE-ta-mol) Ipratropium-Albuterol Inhl Uses
This product is used to treat and prevent symptoms
(wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema).
This product contains 2 medications: ipratropium and albuterol (also known as
salbutamol). Both drugs work by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that
they open up and you can breathe more easily. Controlling symptoms of breathing
problems can decrease time lost from work or school.
How To Use Ipratropium-Albuterol Inhl
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from
your pharmacist before you start using this product and each time you get a
refill. This medication is used with a special machine called a nebulizer that
changes the solution to a fine mist that you inhale. Lea...
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