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Albuterol Inhalation Solution (ALBUTEROL (SALBUTAMOL) PRE-MIXED SOLUTION - INHALATION)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • prevent asthma attacks
  • asthma
  • chronic lung disease

Brand Name(s): Accuneb

Generic Name: Albuterol

Instructions

Instructions

Use the medicine as needed if you experience wheezing or difficulty breathing.

Always inspect the medicine before using.

Do not use the medicine if it contains any particles or if it has changed color.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine needs to be used with a machine called a "nebulizer". This machine changes liquid medicine into a mist so that it can be breathed into the lungs. You need to buy or rent one of these machines if you do not already have one.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

Keep the medicine in the foil pouch until you are ready to use it.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

During pregnancy, this medicine should be used only when clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

If this medicine causes more wheezing or makes it harder to breathe, stop the medicine. Get medical help right away.

Always carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet indicating your medical condition.

If you have any trouble using the medicine, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Side Effects

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • coughing
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • headaches
  • hoarseness or throat irritation
  • high blood pressure
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • shakiness
  • changes in taste or unpleasant taste

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • rarely, a severe episode of asthma may occur
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • rapid breathing
  • worsening breathing symptoms

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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