Albuterol (Ventolin)

Photograph of Albeuterol under the microscope.

Albuterol is a bronchodilator used to treat asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases that close down the bronchial tubes. This powerful drug is often applied by oral inhalation and is useful to prevent bronchospasm or difficulty in breathing caused by strenuous exercise. Relief often occurs within 10 to 15 minutes of inhalation. Side effects include restlessness, trembling, coughing, and dizziness.

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