Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A beta-adrenergic drug, C13H21NO3, used in the form of its sulfate as a bronchodilator primarily to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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  • noun pharmacology A drug used to prevent and control bronchial airway obstruction in asthma and COPD.

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  • noun a bronchodilator (trade names Ventolin or Proventil) used for asthma and emphysema and other lung conditions; available in oral or inhalant forms; side effects are tachycardia and shakiness

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[al(pha) + blend of but(yl) and -terol (ultimately shortening of (ar)terenol, norepinephrine hydrochloride, originally a trademark).]

Examples

  • The best way to know when your child's albuterol is running out is to count puffs.

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  • The usual dose of albuterol is two puffs as needed.

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  • In vitro aerodynamic particle size comparisons of nebulizers with was lost, i.e. in the nebulizer for the inhalation solution and in the induction port / cone for 5 0 other inhalation devices are rare even for established drugs such as albuterol which is available in Foradil®.

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  • A medicine inside the inhaler called albuterol helps relax and open up the airways.

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  • The FDA also underscored that LABAs do not relieve sudden-onset asthma symptoms, and recommends instead using a rescue inhaler, such as albuterol inhaler, instead.

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  • The FDA also underscored that LABAs do not relieve sudden-onset asthma symptoms, and recommends instead using a rescue inhaler, such as albuterol inhaler, instead.

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  • They should also have a rescue medication such as albuterol with them at all times for quick relief of symptoms that may flare up.

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  • If a child's asthma is under control, he should only be using albuterol before exercise and on as-needed basis twice a week or less often.

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  • Most albuterol inhalers come with 200 puffs of medicine or 100 (two-puff) doses.

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  • For example, if a child takes a two puff dose of albuterol once a week before gym class, another two-puff dose once a week before soccer, and two puffs twice a week for symptoms, that equals four (two-puff) doses for a total of eight puffs a week, and the albuterol inhaler should last 25 weeks (six months).

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