Readers of this site have asked several important questions about the use of quick relief medications - both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription. This entry follows the previous entry on OTC quick relief medications to address this question: When is the right time (and how often) to use prescription quick relief inhalers? Using quick relief (rescue) inhalers: regularly or as needed Some patients with asthma feel the need to use their rescue inhaler several times a day in addition to their scheduled long-term controller medications. Many wonder whether it might be better to use rescue inhalers on a schedule -- to ‘prevent' wheezing from starting and ‘nip it in the bud.' To many patients and scientists, this makes so much sense that National Institutes of Health-funded researchers decided to study this issue directly. Patients with asthma needing rescue medication were split into two groups -- one used their rescue inhaler only as need...
Generic Name: ALBUTEROL (SALBUTAMOL) SOLUTION - INHALATION Pronounced: (al-BUE-ter-ol/sal-BUE-ta-mol) Albuterol sulfate Inhl Uses
Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to treat
wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems such as asthma.
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
How To Use Albuterol sulfate Inhl
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your
pharmacist before you start using this medication 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. Learn all instructions for
the use of this medication and the nebulizer. If a child is using this
medication, a parent or other responsible adult should supervise the chi...
Generic Name: ALBUTEROL (SALBUTAMOL) EXTENDED-RELEASE TABLET -
ORAL Pronounced: (al-BUE-ter-ol/sal-BUE-ta-mol) Albuterol sulfate Oral Overdose
If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center
or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison
Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison
control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: fast/pounding/irregular
heartbeat, severe shaking (tremors), seizures, chest pain.
Albuterol sulfate Oral Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it
is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual
dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Albuterol sulfate Oral Notes
Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as a lung/breathing
test, blood pressure) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress
or check for side effects. Cons...
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