Ventolin Hfa

  • Asthma/COPD

Ventolin Hfa Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Albuterol 90mcg/inh; metered-dose aerosol; contains hydrofluoroalkane; CFC-free.

Pharmacological Class

Beta-2 agonist.

How Supplied

Inhalation aerosol (w. dose counter)—8g (60 inh), 18g (200 inh)


Generic Availability


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

Not Applicable

Ventolin Hfa Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

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

See Literature

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

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

See Literature

Ventolin Hfa Note

Not Applicable

Ventolin Hfa Patient Counseling

See Literature