Vospire ER Uses
Vospire ER is used primarily for the treatment of airway spasms in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It has been approved for use in both adults and children as young as six years old. While the medication is used mainly for treating asthma and other similar lung problems, healthcare providers can also prescribe it "off-label" for other conditions. Some off-label Vospire ER uses include the treatment of high potassium in the blood and difficulty breathing associated with respiratory infections.
Vospire ER® (albuterol tablets) is a prescription medication used to treat asthma and other similar lung problems in adults and children as young as six years old. It is part of a class of asthma drugs known as beta-adrenergic receptor agonists, or beta agonists for short.
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways, which are the tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen). The inflammation makes the airways very sensitive, and they tend to react strongly to things that you are allergic to or find irritating. When the airways react, they narrow and less air flows to your lungs. This is called bronchospasm. It causes asthma symptoms like wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), coughing, tightness in the chest, and trouble breathing.
Although there is no asthma cure, the symptoms of asthma can be controlled. Albuterol is one of the most commonly used medications for asthma treatment. While albuterol is often inhaled (using an inhaler or nebulizer), it can also be taken orally, such as with Vospire ER.
Asthma is not the only cause of bronchospasm. Vospire ER can also treat bronchospasm due to other lung problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.