Albuterol, which is short for aluminium hydroxide, is a corticosteroid used primarily for the relief of asthma in adults and children Albuterol. The other names by which it is known are corticosteroids and bronchodilator drugs. It was first designed to relieve bronchial asthma and is a derivative of pentasa, an element found in certain herbs. It was first used as a treatment for severe coughing in the air force during World War I but has been used ever since for general respiratory problems.
Albuterol comes in two types as either a liquid to be inhaled under the tongue with a nasal spray for oral use or as a powder to be dissolved and then inhaled. As an aerosol, it acts fast so it must be taken very quickly after consumption or the stomach will quickly empty, causing nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Albuterol comes in a distinct group of drugs known as bronchodilator drugs which includes Butoconazole, Motrin and Acetazolamide. Albuterol, like all other bronchodilator drugs, is an anti-inflammatory agent and thus causes less inflammation than most other drugs which means it can be used for more chronic conditions such as coughs and colds as opposed to the chronic inflammation caused by asthma.
When taking Albuterol, make sure you get it only as directed and check with your doctor if you experience any unusual side effects or have any other medical concerns. In general, there are no serious side effects associated with albuterol. In most cases, you will notice shortness of breath while inhaling and shortness of chest tightness while exhaling. Shortness of breath is not uncommon especially when breathing is difficult. This shortness of breath and tightness of the chest is called shortness of breath and is also the reason why some individuals often experience wheezing as they catch their breath when breathing.
As with other medicines, there are possible side effects of albuterol sulfate inhalation solution. If pregnant or breast feeding you may experience an allergic reaction to the medication. It is also not recommended to children or adults taking medication for conditions such as asthma or bronchitis as there may occur an attack of asthma within hours of using this medication. A more severe reaction may occur if you already have a history of asthma.
One thing you can do to prevent experiencing an adverse reaction with this medication is to take the medication early in the morning and not right before bedtime. If you choose to use an Albuterol inhaler canister, make sure you ask your doctor if it is okay to use before going to sleep. If it is alright, then you can use it immediately to provide quick relief from your asthma symptoms.
An Albuterol aerosol canister is available in tablet, powder, liquid and extended-release dosage forms. Your pharmacist will be able to assist you in determining which form of Albuterol will be most effective for you. Children may require a different dosage than adults and should receive a medical evaluation to determine the appropriate dosage.