DrugInformer Search


Ingredients: Albuterol
Average User Review Score
* Based on 58 reviews from across the web.

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.

Read more on Wikipedia

  Please use Workbench for in-depth research on Proventil.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Reports for all drugs with the same active ingredients.

Tell us about your Experience with Proventil

Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

Share Your Experience

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Valleycat in www.dailystrength.org on August 30, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Doctors can't figure it out.........maybe YOU can! Hi, to everyone here on Daily Strength! I am a 37 year old female and very healthy up to two years ago. Numerous Doctors can't figure out what is wro...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Findthetruth in ehealthforum.com on June 22, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Hello: I am responding to the 11 year old. I had my first reaction in the ninth grade which almost killed me. I was reading about the 20-30 age bracket but I had all the characteristic beginn...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By CrohnsPatient in healingwell.com on May 12, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Im sure you could probably have a suit against some doctor randoly saying you need psychiatric help because your trying to solve one of your problems with a doctor. And I have asthma and have had it...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By sandy in prescriptiondrug-info.com on April 14, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I too have taken azmacort for 22 years and i didn't even feel like i had asthma anymore so healthy, never needed proventil or rescue inhalers i was so sad when i heard they took it off the market, i h...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By panther fern in healingwell.com on March 16, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I took plaquinel for a long period of time. I did not know that it could be a side affect. I have been having unusual muscle weakness, and I live in Colorado, I am in a flare so... but I was told th...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By serenity123 in www.dailystrength.org on December 21, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Hi Debbie and thank you for your reply. Oh, I had no idea that Prednisone destroys the immune system! Totally no idea and it scares me because I have to continue to take it till it's gone. Mean? T...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Amelia_WebMD_Staff in forums.webmd.com on October 26, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Hi Janelle! Welcome to the WebMD Asthma Community! Just a helpful hint. When posting a new question or new thought, go to the top of the page and click on the Orange Button labeled Post Now, a drop b...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Veritas_Woman in forums.webmd.com on July 27, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I turns out it was sesame seeds. I'm not sure there were any actually on the bagel but they could have easily come in cross contamination with it to cause the reaction. At least of all the allergens t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Aqua14 in forums.webmd.com on July 27, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Hi Veritas_Woman, Glad you found out what it was. That sounds scary. Luckily for me, I don't have food allergies (knock on wood). Since I am an avid long-distance biker, I wanted to share a tip wi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By 369DemonD … in www.dailystrength.org on July 27, 2010 @ 12:00 am

if i dont use my inhaler for a long time then i'll get the shakes n my heart will race. other than that i didnt have a problem switching to proventil... altho i nearly died on proair. which apparently...

* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.