Albuterol Nebules

  • Asthma/COPD

Albuterol Nebules Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Albuterol (as sulfate) 0.083%; soln for inh.

Pharmacological Class

Beta-2 agonist.

How Supplied

Contact supplier.

Albuterol Nebules Indications



Albuterol Nebules Dosage and Administration


By nebulizer: 2.5mg (0.5mL of 0.5% diluted to 3mL with sterile normal saline, or 3mL of 0.083%) 3–4 times daily.


Use other forms.

Albuterol Nebules Contraindications

Not Applicable

Albuterol Nebules Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Albuterol Nebules Warnings/Precautions


Avoid excessive use. Sensitivity to sympathomimetics. Discontinue if paradoxical bronchospasm or cardiovascular effects occur. Cardiovascular disease (eg, coronary insufficiency, arrhythmias, hypertension). Diabetes. Hyperthyroidism. Seizure disorders. Reevaluate periodically. Elderly. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Albuterol Nebules Pharmacokinetics

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Albuterol Nebules Interactions


Avoid MAOIs, tricyclics within 14 days (increased cardiovascular effects). Oral sympathomimetics: not recommended. Antagonized by β-blockers. Monitor digoxin. Caution with other drugs that may lower serum potassium (eg, diuretics).

Albuterol Nebules Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Tremor, nervousness, headache, dizziness, hyperactivity, insomnia, weakness, tachycardia, epistaxis, hypokalemia, throat irritation (inh), paradoxical bronchospasm; immediate hypersensitivity reactions (eg, rash, urticaria, angioedema).

Albuterol Nebules Clinical Trials

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Albuterol Nebules Note


Formerly known under the brand names Proventil (aerosol, soln, nebules), Ventolin (aerosol, soln, syrup).

Albuterol Nebules Patient Counseling

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