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Proventil

No Prescription

Drugs containing albuterol are prescribed for the prevention and relief of bronchial spasms that narrow the airway. This especially applies to the treatment of asthma. Some brands of this medication are also prescribed for the prevention of bronchial spasm due to exercise.

Side Effects

Proventil side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Wheezing;
- Weakness;
- Vomiting;
- Urinary Problems;
- Unusual Taste;
- Tremors;
- Tooth Discoloration;
- Throat Irritation;
- Taste Sensation On Inhalation;
- Swelling Of Mouth And Throat;
- Sweating;
- Stuffy Nose;
- Stomachache;
- Slowed Movement;
- Sleeplessness;
- Shakiness;
- Ringing In The Ears;
- Restlessness;
- Respiratory Infection Or Disorder;
- Rash;
- Rapid Heartbeat;
- Overactivity;
- Nosebleed;
- Nightmares;
- Nervousness;
- Nausea;
- Nasal Inflammation;
- Muscle Spasm;
- Muscle Cramps;
- Light-Headedness;
- Leg Cramps;
- Labored Breathing;
- Irritability;
- Indigestion;
- Increased Difficulty Breathing;
- Increased Blood Pressure;
- Increased Appetite;
- Hives;
- Heartburn;
- Heart Palpitations;
- Headache;
- General Bodily Discomfort;
- Flushing;
- Fluid Retention And Swelling;
- Excitement;
- Dry Mouth And Throat;
- Drowsiness;
- Dizziness;
- Difficulty Speaking;
- Diarrhea;
- Diabetes;
- Depression;
- Decreased Appetite;
- Cough;
- Coordination Problems;
- Chills And Fever;
- Chest Pain Or Discomfort;
- Back Pain;
- Anxiety;
- Allergic Reaction;
- Agitation;
- Aggression;

Dosage

ADULTS

Inhalation Aerosol

If you are being treated for a sudden or severe bronchial spasm or the prevention of asthma symptoms, the usual dosage of albuterol inhalation aerosol is 2 inhalations repeated every 4 to 6 hours. More frequent use is not recommended. In some individuals, 1 inhalation every 4 hours may be sufficient.

To prevent exercise-induced bronchial spasm, the usual dosage is 2 inhalations, 15 minutes prior to exercise.

Tablets

The usual starting dose for adults and children 12 years of age and older is 2 or 4 mg 3 to 4 times a day. Dosage should not exceed 32 mg per day.

Syrup

The usual starting dose for adults and children over 12 years of age is 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls 3 or 4 times a day. Dosage should not exceed 4 teaspoonfuls 4 times a day.

Proventil, Asthalin, Albuterol, Salbutamol, Volmax, Ventolin, Ventorlin Inhalation Solution

The usual dosage for adults and children 12 years of age and older is 2.5 mg administered 3 to 4 times daily by nebulization. Do not use more often or in higher doses. To administer 2.5 mg, use the entire contents of a unit-dose bottle of the 0.083% solution or dilute 0.5 ml of the 0.5 percent solution with 2.5 ml of sterile normal saline solution.

Proventil, Asthalin, Albuterol, Salbutamol, Volmax, Ventolin, Ventorlin Repetabs, Volmax Extended-Release Tablets, and VoSpire Extended-Release Tablets

The usual recommended dosage for adults and children 12 years of age and older is 8 mg every 12 hours. In some people, 4 mg every 12 hours may be sufficient. If the desired effect is not achieved with the standard dosage, your doctor may increase doses to a maximum of 32 mg per day, divided into two 16-mg doses spaced 12 hours apart. Those taking standard tablets or syrup can switch to extended-release tablets. One extended-release tablet every 12 hours is equivalent to one 2-mg standard tablet every 6 hours.

CHILDREN

Inhalation Aerosol

The usual dose of albuterol inhalation aerosol for children aged 4 and over (12 and over for Proventil, Asthalin, Albuterol, Salbutamol, Volmax, Ventolin, Ventorlin) is 2 inhalations every 4 to 6 hours. To prevent exercise-induced bronchial spasm, the dose is 2 inhalations 15 minutes prior to exercise.

Tablets

The usual starting dose for children 6 to 12 years of age is 2 mg 3 or 4 times a day. The dose can be increased with caution but should not exceed 24 mg per day. Safety and effectiveness in children under 6 have not been established.

Syrup

The usual starting dose for children 6 to 12 years of age is 1 teaspoonful 3 to 4 times a day. The dosage should not exceed 3 teaspoonfuls 4 times a day. For children 2 to 6 years of age, the starting dose is 0.1 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight, to a maximum of 4 mg, 3 times a day.

Proventil, Asthalin, Albuterol, Salbutamol, Volmax, Ventolin, Ventorlin Repetabs, Volmax Extended-Release Tablets, and VoSpire Extended-Release Tablets

The usual starting dosage for children 6 to 12 years of age is 4 mg every 12 hours. The dosage can be increased with caution but should not exceed 24 mg per day.

AccuNeb Inhalation Solution

The usual starting dose for children 2 to 12 years of age is 0.63 or 1.25 mg 3 or 4 time daily by nebulization. To administer, use the entire contents of the prescribed unit-dose vial. The 1.25 mg dosage may be more helpful for children 6 to 12 with more severe asthma, and for children 11 to 12.

OLDER ADULTS

Oral Dosage

The usual starting dose of tablets or syrup is 2 mg 3 or 4 times a day. If needed, the dosage may be increased gradually to as much as 8 mg 3 or 4 times a day.

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