Albuterol Overview and Uses
March 7, 2020
Albuterol is a prescription medication used
to treat bronchospasm (narrowing of airways) and to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.
Albuterol is in a class of medications called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and
opening air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier. Albuterol comes as a regular
release tablet, an extended release tablet, and a syrup to take by mouth. Albuterol most
commonly comes in a solution to be inhaled either with a nebulizer or inhaler. This medication
may be taken once every 4 to 6 hours to prevent asthma or as a rescue medication during an
asthma attack. Common side effects include fast heartbeat, shakiness, and nervousness.
For more information on this medication and all other medications, explore the RxWiki
encyclopedia on the web or on your mobile device.