Serious and Uncommon Problems With the Albuterol Inhaler

Albuterol Inhaler Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with albuterol inhalers are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Less Common Albuterol Inhaler Side Effects

Rare side effects, while possible, occur infrequently. In fact, because these side effects are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by the albuterol inhaler or other factors.
Some of these rare albuterol inhaler side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Voice changes
  • Insomnia
  • Increased sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Swelling or water retention (edema)
  • Chills
  • Coordination problems
  • Leg cramps
  • Belching
  • Gas
  • Ear pain
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness.

Closing Thoughts on Albuterol Inhaler Side Effects

You may experience some or none of the albuterol inhaler side effects explained in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using an albuterol inhaler or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of your albuterol inhaler, your healthcare provider should be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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