Albuterol , chemically known as adrenergic bronchodilator, is used to prevent or treat wheezing, troubled breathing caused by asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other breathing diseases. It works by comforting and opening air passages in the lungs to make breathing smooth and easy.
Albuterol is available as an oral tablet, syrup, extended-release capsule, aerosol, solution and powder-filled capsule. The tablet and syrup are usually taken three or four times per day. The extended-release tablet is taken twice daily. The oral inhalation is used every four to six hours as required. The nebulized solution is used three to four times every day.
Some common side effects of Albuterol include dizziness, excitement, headache, nosebleed, cough, upset stomach, vomiting, muscle cramps, increased appetite. If using an inhaler, you may experience dry mouth and throat irritation.
Albuterol may be also used to treat other conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.