Albuterol Syrup

  • Asthma/COPD

Albuterol Syrup Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Albuterol (as sulfate) 2mg/5mL; strawberry flavor.

Pharmacological Class

Beta-2 agonist.

How Supplied

Contact supplier.

Albuterol Syrup Indications



Albuterol Syrup Dosage and Administration


2–4mg 3–4 times daily, may increase gradually; max 8mg 4 times daily. Elderly: initially 2mg 3–4 times daily, may increase gradually; max 8mg 4 times daily.


<2yrs: not recommended. 2–6yrs: 0.1mg/kg 3 times daily; max initially 2mg 3 times daily; may increase gradually to 0.2mg/kg 3 times daily; max 4mg 3 times daily. 6–12yrs: 2mg 3–4 times daily; may increase gradually; max 6mg 4 times daily.

Albuterol Syrup Contraindications

Not Applicable

Albuterol Syrup Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Albuterol Syrup 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 Syrup Pharmacokinetics

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Albuterol Syrup 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 Syrup 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 Syrup Clinical Trials

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Albuterol Syrup Note


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

Albuterol Syrup Patient Counseling

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