Ventolin , also medically known as albuterol, is a bronchodilator used in the treatment and prevention of asthma symptoms. More specifically, this type of medication is designed to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath and other breathing difficulties associated with asthma , bronchitis , emphysema and other lung diseases.

Ventolin is available in a variety of forms including extended release tablets, syrup, an inhaler, a liquid and a powder filled capsule.

Common side effects associated with Ventolin include increased heartbeat, tremors, nervousness, headache, insomnia and nausea.

Occasionally, doctors may prescribe Ventolin to treat or prevent muscle paralysis in certain patients and to treat high potassium levels in patients with kidney failure.

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