Albuterol
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Albuterol?

(al BYOO ter ole)

• This medicine is used to prevent exercise-induced breathing problems.

• This medicine is used to open the airways in lung diseases where spasm may cause breathing problems.

• This medicine delays a baby's birth when it is too early.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have glaucoma, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have an overactive thyroid, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Limit caffeine (for example, tea, coffee, cola) and chocolate intake. Use with this medicine may cause nervousness, shakiness, and fast heartbeat.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

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