Ventolin Hfa Generic Name & Formulations
Albuterol 90mcg/inh; metered-dose aerosol; contains hydrofluoroalkane; CFC-free.
Inhalation aerosol (w. dose counter)—8g (60 inh), 18g (200 inh)
Ventolin Hfa Indications
Ventolin Hfa Dosage and Administration
Adults and Children
<4yrs: not established. ≥4yrs: 2 inh every 4–6hrs as needed; 1 inh every 4hrs may suffice. Exercise-induced bronchospasm: 2 inh 15–30mins before exercise.
Ventolin Hfa Contraindications
Ventolin Hfa Boxed Warnings
Ventolin Hfa Warnings/Precautions
Avoid excessive use. Sensitivity to sympathomimetics. Discontinue if paradoxical bronchospasm, immediate hypersensitivity reactions, or cardiovascular effects occur. Cardiovascular disease (eg, coronary insufficiency, arrhythmias, hypertension). Diabetes. Hyperthyroidism. Seizure disorders. Reevaluate periodically. Elderly. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy: monitor closely. Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Ventolin Hfa Pharmacokinetics
Ventolin Hfa 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).
Ventolin Hfa Adverse Reactions
Throat irritation, viral respiratory infections, upper respiratory inflammation, cough, musculoskeletal pain; hypokalemia, paradoxical bronchospasm, cardiovascular effects, hypersensitivity reactions (eg, rash, urticaria, angioedema).
Ventolin Hfa Clinical Trials
Ventolin Hfa Note
Ventolin Hfa Patient Counseling