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If you have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your healthcare provider may prescribe albuterol. The medication works by opening up the airways to allow more air into and through the lungs.
Albuterol is available in several forms, such as tablets, a solution that is used with a nebulizer, a syrup that can be taken by mouth, and a traditional inhaler. In general, albuterol should not be taken more often then every four hours. Let your healthcare provider know if you need to use it more frequently than prescribed, as this may be a sign that your asthma is worsening.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with albuterol. However, most people tolerate the medication well, and not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. Shakiness, headaches, and nervousness are some of the most common side effects reported with this medication.
Prior to taking albuterol, be sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medical conditions you may have, as well as any medications you may be taking.
(Click Albuterol for the full eMedTV article. This article takes a detailed look at albuterol dosing, side effects, and available forms of the medication -- as well as some conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take the medicine. You can also click on the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)