What Do You Use to Treat or Prevent Asthma?
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The major usage of Albuterol is to open the breathing passages in the lungs to make breathing easier. It is primarily used to treat or prevent asthma attack or other breathing problems.
Albuterol is inhaled into the lungs of an asthma patient using an Albuterol Inhaler usually 3 to 4 times a day. Patients might need to prepare the medication by measuring the proper amount and dilute with sterile normal saline as directed. Proper way of preparing the medication and operating of inhaler should be clearly explained and demonstrated by your health care provider.
Using this medication should be clearly directed. Do not overdose or use it more frequently than directed. Excessive usage may result in a loss of effectiveness and increase the chances of side effects with Albuterol. If your asthma condition becomes worsen or does not improve after using this drug, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Albuterol does have some side effects. During the first several days when taken, your body needs to adjust to the medication, hence you may experience one or more of the following symptoms or common side effects. These symptoms should not continue and if they become too bothersome to you, do consult your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice.
Side Effects Of Albuterol
* Sleeping difficulty
* Unusual Taste In Mouth
* Increased In Appetite
* Muscle Cramps
* Sore Or Dry Throat
* Sinus Inflammation
In the event of serious drug allergic reaction to Albuterol, one would develop the following symptoms or severe side effects. He/She will be strongly advised to consult a doctor immediately.
* Swelling Of The Mouth, Face, Lips Or Tongue
* Severe Headache Or Dizziness
* New Or Worsened Trouble Breathing
* Tightness In The Chest
* Chest Pain
* Ear Pain
* Fast Or Irregular Heart Beat
* Pounding In The Chest
* Red, Swollen, Blistered, or Peeling Skin
* Unusual Hoarseness
Any other side effect that is not listed above should be made known to your doctor or pharmacist too. You may also report your side effect with Albuterol to FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or contact them at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).