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Albuterol is a bronchodilator medication prescribed for dilating the lung’s airways. It is straightforward and effortless; you can connect with a qualified doctor anytime through “Your Doctors Online” to discuss your presenting symptoms.
However, an Albuterol (Ventolin) prescription will only be provided after consultation with our qualified doctor and if the treatment is completely safe for your unique needs.
What is Albuterol (Ventolin)?
Albuterol (Ventolin) is a bronchodilator medication for dilating the respiratory airways and passages. It comes in two different dosage forms: a nebulizer and an inhaler (puff). It is prescribed for rapid relief in case of shortness of breath in asthma and COPD-related symptoms. It’s beneficial to follow the specific instructions by healthcare professionals for safe and effective use.
Uses of Albuterol
Albuterol ( Ventolin) is commonly prescribed to manage asthma and COPD symptoms, including shortness of breath and severe difficulty in breathing.
How does it works?
Ventolin works by dilating the bronchioles ( air passages in the lungs) that help and aid breathing. This medication is prescribed when these airways are filled with sputum or any other blockage, leading to difficulty breathing. This is also prescribed for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary (lung) disease.
What are the different dosage forms and strengths of Albuterol?
Albuterol (Ventolin) comes only in one dosage form, i.e.,Inhalers.Inhalers should only be prescribed as they might cause unwanted side effects. Ventolin inhaler (aerosol) strength is 90 mcg (micrograms) of medication per inhalation or puff.
How to take it?
Albuterol (Ventolin) should only be taken by mouth per the prescribed frequency. Mainly, it is prescribed 4 to 6 hours for shortness of breath and to improve COPD symptoms. It should be taken more than prescribed to avoid any unwanted side effects.
Side Effects of Albuterol (Ventolin)
Common side effects may include:
- Shaking (tremors)
- Mouth/throat dryness or irritation
- Changes in taste
- Nausea or dizziness
Serious side effects include:
- Rapid heart rate
- Dry mouth
- Breathing problems.
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- Salbutamol, 100 mcg/ pump actuation,
- 1 puff as per need for one month.
- Do not exceed 4 puffs in a day.
Precautions and Contraindications
- It’s beneficial to share your medication history and previous allergies with your healthcare provider to get a customized prescription.
- If you have any cardiac issues, it is good to discuss them with your healthcare provider before taking this medication.
- This drug can also make you dizzy. Make sure not to drive or be involved in any such activity that can lead to any physical injury or damage.
- Avoid using alcohol with this drug. Discuss all the precautionary measures of this medication with your healthcare provider.
FAQs about Albuterol prescription online
Can you get an inhaler prescription online?
You will need to consult our online doctor at Your Doctors Online for a prescription or an albuterol refill of your Albuterol online prescription. After discussing our medical concerns and history, our online doctor can send your prescription to your preferred local pharmacy.
Is Primatene Mist as good as albuterol?
Primatene Mist (epinephrine) and albuterol (ProAir, Ventolin, Proventil) differ. Albuterol is thought to be more effective and widely used for asthma treatment than Primatene Mist, which contains epinephrine.
What happens if you don't rinse your mouth after using an inhaler?
If you don’t rinse your mouth after using an inhaler, a common side effect is the potential for developing oral thrush or a fungal infection in the mouth. Rinsing your mouth will prevent irritation and inflammation in the mouth that the corticosteroid can cause.
What happens if I take too much Ventolin?
Taking too much Ventolin (albuterol) can lead to an overdose, which may cause rapid or irregular heartbeat, chest pain, tremors, nervousness, headache, and dizziness. Additionally, your heart may beat faster than expected, making you feel shaky. In severe cases, Ventolin overdose can result in dangerously high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, and even seizures.
How do I get instant relief from wheezing?
To get instant relief from wheezing, use a prescribed rescue inhaler (e.g., albuterol) as directed. Sit up straight, take deep breaths, take slow and remain calm. Drinking warm liquids, inhaling moist air, and using herbs such as vasaka, tulsi, ginger, and mulethi may also help soothe your airways.
Can I buy an albuterol inhaler over the counter?
No. Albuterol in any dosage form is unavailable over the counter and can only be prescribed by a healthcare provider. It’s beneficial to consult the healthcare provider for respiratory system problems to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.
What inhaler is good for coughing?
Albuterol (Ventolin) is often recommended and prescribed for sudden coughing attacks. Some other medications like fluticasone (Flovent) or budesonide (Pulmicort) are also prescribed for sudden relief in coughing.
Which is better, albuterol or epinephrine?
Albuterol is generally prescribed for asthma and bronchospasm specifically, while epinephrine is recommended for severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). They can only be compared regarding presenting medical conditions, which can only be decided by a healthcare professional.
Who should not use albuterol?
Albuterol comes with the caution of avoiding it with hypersensitivity. If you are hypersensitive to milk protein or you have any cardiovascular issues, this medication should be avoided. Ita stated that patients with seizures should also avoid this medication. It is good to consult a healthcare provider for the required regimen for your medical condition.
Does albuterol break up mucus?
Albuterol loosens the mucus in your airways and makes breathing easy. It is used when the asthma-like symptoms make it difficult for a person to breathe due to thick and excessive mucus in the airways.
Is albuterol a steroid?
No. Albuterol is not a steroid and belongs to a drug class of” short-acting beta2-agonists (SABAs)”.
What should you avoid with albuterol?
Albuterol should be avoided when these medications interact with others, such as beta-blockers, MAO inhibitors, and diuretics, potentially causing adverse effects or reducing the effectiveness of albuterol.
Which inhaler is best for asthma?
Albuterol, epinephrine, and levalbuterol belong to the short-acting beta two agonists and are the first choice of drug for asthma symptoms.
Is Albuterol (Ventolin) an FDA-approved drug?
Yes. Albuterol (Ventolin) is an FDA-approved drug to be given for the bronchodilation and management of asthma symptoms.
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