Albuterol Inhalation Powder
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ALBUTEROL (al BYOO ter ole) treats lung diseases, such as asthma, where the airways in the lungs narrow, causing trouble breathing or wheezing (bronchospasm). It is also used to treat asthma or prevent breathing problems during exercise. This medication works by opening the airways of the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It is often called a rescue- or quick-relief inhaler.
This medication is inhaled through the mouth. Take it as directed on the prescription label. Do not use it more often than directed.
This medication comes with INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. Ask your pharmacist for directions on how to use this medication. Read the information carefully. Talk to your pharmacist or care team if you have questions.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. While it may be given to children as young as 4 for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep inhaler away from extreme heat, cold or humidity. Get rid of it 13 months after removing it from the foil pouch, when the dose counter reads "0" or after the expiration date, whichever is first.
To get rid of medications that are no longer needed or have expired:
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
If you take this medication on a regular basis, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Visit your care team for regular checks on your progress. Tell your care team if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
If your symptoms get worse or if you are using this medication more than normal, call your care team right away.
You and your care team should develop an Asthma Action Plan that is just for you. Be sure to know what to do if you are in the yellow (asthma is getting worse) or red (medical alert) zones.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your care team if the problem does not go away or is severe.
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