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(also known as Salbutamol, Ventolin, Proventil, ProAir)
Salbutamol or albuterol is a short-acting β2-adrenergic receptor agonist used for the relief of bronchospasm in conditions such as asthma and COPD. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

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Overall, 96% (3156 Members) find Albuterol helpful

Albuterol Reviews

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I rarely use this one because it makes me feel jittery and I hate that. But it is effective before exercise to prevent symptoms and on the rare occasion I have a "traditional" asthma attack. (I usually have short coughing spells and not wheezing/loss of breath.)
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still works , no side effects.
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I use it as a rescue inhaler. It makes me light headed, but they all do. Works quickly and well for me.
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I'm using in nebulizer twice a day and it is helping a lot.
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I haven't used it for about 2 years.
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it works
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Worked..makes me jittery
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works good
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Nebulizer, when I have all the supplies to run my nebulizer I have fewer attacks
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  1. Advice: Albuterol overdose
    lhcom345, The tremors and higher heart rate are a common side effect of the medicine. It's not necessarily a sign of overdosage, but it is certain... [More]
  2. Advice: Albuterol overdose
    I have this problem where if I take two puffs of albuterol, I get tremors and my heart rate goes up....causing me to feel nervous and sound shaky when... [More]
  3. Discussion: Albuterol PFT test = COPD
    I have never found any relief from Ventolin - before my COPD diagnosis I was told I had asthma for many years. Then I got double pneumonia with a ple... [More]
  4. Discussion: How to tell when Proventil HFA is "empty"?
    Ask your Dr if you can switch to Ventolin or ProAir...... they both have counters. Appalling that Proventil does not. [More]
    I have used it and prefer it to ProAir for my asthma. I use it as a rescue inhaler though, so I realize the usage may be different for COPD. My dad us... [More]