|Use albuterol inhalation aerosol with other aerosol bronchodilators only if your doctor recommends it.
If albuterol is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining albuterol with the following:
- Antidepressants classified as MAO inhibitors, such as Nardil and Parnate, and tricyclic antidepressants such as Elavil, Norpramin, Pamelor, and Tofranil.
- Beta blockers (heart and blood pressure drugs such as Inderal, Tenormin, and Sectral)
- Digoxin (Lanoxin)
- Drugs similar to albuterol, such as Alupent, Brethine, Isuprel, and epinephrine
- Drugs that lower potassium levels (water pills such as Lasix or HydroDIURIL)
|Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
The effects of Generic Ventolin during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. It is not known whether Generic Ventolin appears in breast milk. If Generic Ventolin is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to stop nursing your baby until your treatment is finished.
When taking Generic Ventolin inhalation aerosol, you should not use other inhaled medications before checking with your doctor.
Make sure the doctor is aware of it if you have a heart condition, seizure disorder, high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, overactive thyroid gland, or diabetes. Call your doctor immediately if you notice any change in heartbeat or pulse while taking Generic Ventolin.
You may have an immediate, serious allergic reaction to the first dose of Generic Ventolin, causing symptoms such as hives, rash, and swelling of the mouth, throat, lips, and tongue. Generic Ventolin has been known to cause life-threatening bronchial spasms, especially with the first dose from a new canister or vial. There have also been rare reports of skin reddening and peeling in children taking Generic Ventolin syrup.
Do not exceed your doctors recommended dose of Generic Ventolin. If you need more than usual, check with your doctor. Your asthma may be getting unstable, and you may need another medication. Do not, however, change your medication without first consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
Side effects of Generic Ventolin cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking albuterol.
More common side effects of Generic Ventolin may include:
Aggression, agitation, allergic reaction, anxiety, back pain, chest pain or discomfort, chills and fever, coordination problems, cough, decreased appetite, depression, difficulty speaking, diabetes, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and throat, excitement, fluid retention and swelling, flushing, general bodily discomfort, headache, heart palpitations, heartburn, hives, increased appetite, increased blood pressure, increased difficulty breathing, indigestion, irritability, labored breathing, leg cramps, light-headedness, muscle cramps, muscle spasm, nasal inflammation, nausea, nervousness, nightmares, nosebleed, overactivity, rapid heartbeat, rash, respiratory infection or disorder, restlessness, ringing in the ears, shakiness, sleeplessness, slowed movement, stomachache, stuffy nose, sweating, swelling of mouth and throat, taste sensation on inhalation, throat irritation, tooth discoloration, tremors, unusual taste, urinary problems, vomiting, weakness, wheezing