More Details on Albuterol Inhalers
The dose of albuterol inhaler your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Whether you use your inhaler to treat or prevent asthma attacks
- The severity of your asthma or other respiratory problems
- Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Albuterol Inhaler Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with albuterol inhalers. However, not everyone who uses one will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the inhalers well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of albuterol inhalers include but are not limited to:
- Fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations)
- Irritated or runny nose
- Shakiness (tremor)
- Throat irritation
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold).
(Click Albuterol Inhaler Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
Albuterol inhalers can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Albuterol Inhaler Drug Interactions for more information).