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Albuterol

Ingredients: Albuterol
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Salbutamol, also known as albuterol and marketed as Ventolin among other names, is a medication that opens up the medium and large airways in the lungs. It is used to treat asthma, exercise-induced bronchospasm, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It may also be used to treat high blood potassium levels. It is usually used by inhaler or nebulizer but is also available as a pill and intravenous solution. Onset of action of the inhaled version is typically within 15 minutes and lasts for two to six hours.

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Posted By Driverguy in drugs.com on November 2, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Combivent (albuterol / ipratropium) for COPD, Maintenance: This inhaler has made such a difference in my breathing. I wish my doctor would have prescribed it years ago!!

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Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 2, 2009 @ 12:00 am

This inhaler has made such a difference in my breathing. I wish my doctor would have prescribed it years ago!!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug tolerance, Drug ineffective

Posted By Not entirely satisfied in fdb.rxlist.com on October 24, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Proair works well with the initially dispensed doses, BUT the cannisters seem to lose effective dosing capability long before the claimed "200 metered doses" point is reached. I suspect it's the new ...

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Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on October 19, 2009 @ 12:00 am

This is a real lifesaver (literally). I canĀ“t remember how many times this has eased my breathing

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Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on October 17, 2009 @ 12:00 am

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Posted By ChiChiMom in fdb.rxlist.com on October 9, 2009 @ 12:00 am

This is exactly the same ingrediant as the old inhalers. The propelant has been removed for our safety. We got used to the big spray and didn't work hard to get it into our bodies.Now we have to do th...

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Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 30, 2009 @ 12:00 am

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Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on September 23, 2009 @ 12:00 am

This has helped me with my asthma ever since I was a little girl. I'm 19 now and until this day I use it! Whoever made this medication was thinking correctly. I appreciate it.

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Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on September 11, 2009 @ 12:00 am

I have been using Albuterol for approximately 15 years, and find it exceptional. I have Emphysema, and do not leave home without it.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Bronchospasm, Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on September 9, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... drug was discontinued because manufactured wouldn't convert to new propellant in April of '09. Got prescription for Albuterol and within days was in hospital with acute bronchospasm. Every treatment...


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