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Albuterol


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Generic Name: Albuterol
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Introduction
Albuterol or Salbutamol is a short acting β2-adrenergic receptor agonist that’s used for bronchospasm relief in situations like chronic obstructive pulmonary and asthma disease. It is sold as Ventolin amongst other trade names and was the first selective β2-receptor agonist to be sold in the year 1968. Salbutamol was originally marketed under trade name Ventolin by Allen & Hanburys. The medicine was an instant success and has been used for asthma treatment ever since. It is usually given by inhaled route for direct effect on bronchial smooth muscle and is usually gained via nebulizer, metered dose inhaler (MDI) and other proprietary delivery gadgets such as Autohaler or Rotahaler. In these delivery forms, the maximal effect of Albuterol can take place within 5 to 20 minutes of dosing.
Doses of Albuterol
  • Albuterol is available in liquid form to inhale by mouth using nebulizer and also as aerosol to inhale by mouth using inhaler.
  • When aerosol is used for preventing or treating lung disease symptoms, it is usually used every four to six hours as required.
  • Nebulizer is basically used 3 or 4 times each day, so follow the instructions on label carefully or consult your doctor to explain any part you don’t understand.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if symptoms worsen or you feel that Albuterol no longer controls the symptoms.
  • It actually controls symptoms of lung diseases and asthma; however doesn’t cure them.

  • For using this medication, follow these steps:

  • Shake canister well before ever spray.
  • Remove the mouthpiece of Salbutamol. Breathe out fully. Put the mouthpiece into your mouth and close your lips. Breathe slowly while using the inhaler; hold your breath for at least ten seconds, then breather out slowly.
  • Clean the inhaler once every week by removing the canister.
  • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember; don’t take additional dose to make the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help in case of overdose; symptoms include fainting or feeling light headed, nervousness, convulsions, headache, dizziness, tremor, sweating, dry mouth, nausea, heavy feeling or chest pain, uneven or rapid heart rate or pain spreading to arm or shoulder.
  • Store Albuterol at room temperature away from heat and moisture; as extreme heat can cause the canister to burst.