Albuterol No Prescription
Albuterol is prescribed for relief and prevention of bronchospasm due to asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
Albuterol is prescribed 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 prescription called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier.
A racemic mixture with a 1:1 ratio of the r-isomer, levalbuterol, and s-albuterol. It is a short-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist with its main clinical use in asthma.
Albuterol is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to albuterol or any of its components.
Albuterol Without a Prescription
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.
Swallow the extended-release tablets whole with plenty of water or other liquid. Do not split, chew, or crush them.
Your doctor may start you on a low dose of albuterol and gradually increase your dose.
Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen or if you feel that albuterol no longer controls your symptoms.
Albuterol (INN) or albuterol (USAN), a moderately selective beta(2)-receptor agonist similar in structure to terbutaline, is widely used as a bronchodilator to manage asthma and other chronic obstructive airway diseases. The R-isomer, levalbuterol, is responsible for bronchodilation while the S-isomer increases bronchial reactivity. The R-enantiomer is sold in its pure form as Levalbuterol. The manufacturer of levalbuterol, Sepracor, has implied (although not directly claimed) that the presence of only the R-enantiomer produces fewer side-effects.
Albuterol Side Effects
Albuterol side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- blisters or rash;
- chest pain;
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep;
- difficulty swallowing;
- dry mouth;
- excessive motion or activity;
- excessive tiredness;
- fast, irregular or pounding heartbeat;
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat;
- increased difficulty breathing;
- increased or decreased appetite;
- lack of energy;
- muscle cramps;
- pale skin;
- sudden changes in mood;
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs;
- uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body;