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Generic Accuneb

Albuterol (Accuneb) is an expensive drug used to treat and prevent bronchospasm. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. There are brand-name versions of albuterol available, but the brands and generics are not interchangeable. Generic albuterol is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of albuterol is around $9.50, 56% off the average retail price of $22.00. Compare short-acting beta agonists.
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What is Albuterol?

Makes it easier to breathe. Ventolin (Albuterol) is good at stopping asthma attacks and helping you breathe.

Albuterol Quick Facts

Proper Use

Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. Also, do not stop using this medicine or any asthma medicine without telling your doctor. To do so may increase the chance for breathing problems.

The albuterol inhalation solution (eg, Accuneb®) should be used with a jet nebulizer that is connected to an air compressor with good air flow. The inhalation solution and nebulizer will come with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

To use the inhalation solution in the nebulizer:

  • Use one container of solution or mix the exact amount of solution using the dropper provided for each dose.
  • Place the inhalation solution in the medicine reservoir or nebulizer cup on the machine.
  • Connect the nebulizer to the face mask or mouthpiece.
  • Use the face mask or mouthpiece to breathe in the medicine.
  • Use the nebulizer for about 5 to 15 minutes, or until the medicine in the nebulizer cup is gone.
  • Clean all the parts of the nebulizer after each use.

The albuterol inhalation aerosol (eg, ProAir® HFA, Proventil® HFA) and albuterol inhalation powder (eg, ProAir® Respiclick®) are used with a special inhaler that comes with patient instructions. Read the directions carefully before using this medicine. If you or your child do not understand the directions or are not sure how to use the inhaler, ask your doctor to show you what to do. Also, ask your doctor to check regularly how you or your child use the inhaler to make sure you are using it properly.

To use the inhalation aerosol:

  • The inhaler should be at room temperature before you use it.
  • Insert the metal canister firmly and fully into the actuator. This actuator should not be used with other inhaled medicines.
  • Remove the cap and look at the mouthpiece to make sure it is clean.
  • Point the inhaler away from your face. Shake the inhaler well and test spray it in the air 3 times for ProAir® HFA or 4 times for Proventil® HFA before using it for the first time or if the inhaler has not been used for more than 2 weeks.
  • To inhale this medicine, breathe out fully, trying to get as much air out of the lungs as possible. Put the mouthpiece just in front of your mouth with the canister upright.
  • Open your mouth and breathe in slowly and deeply (like yawning), and at the same time firmly press down once on the top of the canister.
  • Hold your breath for about 10 seconds, then breathe out slowly.
  • If you are supposed to use more than one puff, wait 1 minute before inhaling the second puff. Repeat these steps for the second puff, starting with shaking the inhaler.
  • When you have finished all of your doses, rinse your mouth with water and spit the water out.
  • Clean the inhaler mouthpiece at least once a week with warm running water for 30 seconds, and air dry it completely.
  • If you need to use the inhaler before it is completely dry, shake off the excess water, replace the canister, and spray it 2 times in the air away from the face. Use your regular dose.
  • After using the inhaler, wash the mouthpiece again and dry it completely.
  • If the mouthpiece becomes blocked, washing it will help.
  • The Proventil® HFA inhaler has a window that shows the number of doses remaining. This tells you when you are getting low on medicine. The counter will turn red when there are only 20 doses left, to remind you to refill your prescription.

To use the inhalation powder:

  • Take the inhaler from the foil pouch before you use it for the first time.
  • The inhaler provides about 200 inhalations. The dose counter will change to red when there are "20" doses left. Call your doctor or pharmacist for a refill of prescription or medicine.
  • Make sure the cap is closed before using this medicine. Do not open the cap unless you are going to use it.
  • Hold the inhaler upright as you open the cap fully until you hear a "click". Your inhaler is now ready to use.
  • To inhale this medicine, breathe out fully, trying to get as much air out of the lungs as possible. Put the mouthpiece fully into your mouth and close your lips around it.
  • Breathe in through your mouth as deeply as you can until you have taken a full deep breath.
  • Do not block the vent above the mouthpiece with your lips or fingers.
  • Hold your breath for about 10 seconds or as long as you comfortably can.
  • Remove the inhaler from your mouth and check the dose counter to make sure you received the medicine.
  • Close the cap firmly over the mouthpiece after using the inhaler. Always close the cap after each use.
  • If you are supposed to use more than one puff, repeat these steps for the second puff, starting with opening the cap fully.
  • Keep the inhaler clean and dry at all times. Do not wash or put any part of the inhaler in water.
  • If you need to clean the mouthpiece, wipe it gently with a dry cloth or tissue.
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Albuterol side effects

Serious Side Effects

  • Worsening of asthma attack
      Higher risk if:
    • Using new canister for the first time

    Rare reports of worsening asthma attacks have been reported when people start a new canister of Ventolin (Albuterol) for the first time. If this happens, call 911 or your doctor immediately.

  • Worsening asthma

    If you find that you are having to use Ventolin (Albuterol) more often to control your asthma, talk to your doctor as they may need to consider alternative or added therapies.

  • Increased risk for colds and flu

    People on Ventolin (Albuterol) have reported getting colds and the flu more often. If this bothers you, talk to your doctor.

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Albuterol interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Pregnancy
C Weigh risks vs. benefits

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Albuterol dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For inhalation aerosol dosage form (inhaler):
    • For treatment or prevention of bronchospasm:
      • Adults and children 4 years of age and older—Two puffs every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
      • Children younger than 4 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your child's doctor.
    • For prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm:
      • Adults and children 4 years of age and older—Two puffs taken 15 to 30 minutes before exercise.
      • Children younger than 4 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your child's doctor.
  • For inhalation powder dosage form (inhaler):
    • For treatment or prevention of bronchospasm:
      • Adults and children 4 years of age and older—Two puffs every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
      • Children younger than 4 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your child's doctor.
    • For prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm:
      • Adults and children 4 years of age and older—Two puffs taken 15 to 30 minutes before exercise.
      • Children younger than 4 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your child's doctor.
  • For inhalation solution dosage form (used with a nebulizer):
    • For prevention of bronchospasm:
      • Adults and children older than 12 years of age—2.5 milligrams (mg) in the nebulizer 3 or 4 times per day as needed.
      • Children 2 to 12 years of age—0.63 to 1.25 mg in the nebulizer 3 or 4 times per day as needed.
      • Children younger than 2 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your child's doctor.
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Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Albuterol reviews

3.9 / 5 average rating with 535 reviews for Albuterol from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Albuterol from Iodine.com

44 year old man
  • Used for a few months
  • Taken for COPD

Reviewed 8/28/2017

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Some hassle
May effect mood in people with PTSD or TBI
63 year old woman
  • Taken for Asthma attacks

Reviewed 10/14/2016

  • Not sure
  • Worked so-so
  • Some hassle
Taken in three forms over my 30-year asthma "career": 1. Inhaler, 4x day for 10 years, then as rescue only since Accolate/Singulair. 2. Nebulizer prn for my years as a severe asthmatic. Definitely a pain, especially traveling, but nothing is better than feeling your lungs relax and open up. Tremor, heart-racing for 1/2 hour after treatment worth it to breathe. Avoided many ER trips. 3. Tablet. Took several years then quit because of intolerable (to an artist) tremors.
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