Albuterol ER Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve. Do not take extra doses. If your asthma or bronchitis gets worse while you are using this medicine, call your doctor right away.
If your mouth gets dry try chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy. Drink water as directed.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
Fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
difficulty with swallowing
hives or welts
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
redness of the skin
shortness of breath
slow or irregular breathing
swelling of the mouth or throat
tightness in the chest
Incidence not known
arm, back, or jaw pain
chest pain or discomfort
mood or mental changes
muscle pain or cramps
muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
pounding in the ears
sudden loss of consciousness
total body jerking
unusual feeling of excitement
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
feeling of warmth
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
trouble with holding or releasing urine
unable to sleep
Incidence not known
Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
change in taste
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
rough, scratchy sound to voice
sensation of spinning
tightness in the throat
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.