• Active Ingredient: Albuterol
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What is Salbutamed?

The active ingredient of Salbutamed brand is albuterol. Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Albuterol sulfate has a molecular weight of 576.71, and the molecular formula is (C13H21NO3)2•H2SO4. Albuterol sulfate is a white or practically white powder, freely soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol. The World Health Organization recommended name for Albuterol base is salbutamol. Each Albuterol sulfate tablet, for oral administration contains 2 or 4 mg of Albuterol as 2.4 or 4.8 mg of Albuterol sulfate, respectively. Each tablet also contains the following inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized (corn) starch, and sodium starch glycolate. The pharmacologic effects of beta-adrenergic agonist drugs, including Albuterol, are at least in part attributable to stimulation through beta-adrenergic receptors of intracellular adenyl cyclase, the enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to cyclic-3',5'-adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP). Increased cyclic AMP levels are associated with relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle and inhibition of release of mediators of immediate hypersensitivity from cells, especially from mast cells. Albuterol has been shown in most controlled clinical trials to have more effect on the respiratory tract, in the form of bronchial smooth muscle relaxation, than isoproterenol at comparable doses while producing fewer cardiovascular effects. Albuterol is longer acting than isoproterenol in most patients by any route of administration because it is not a substrate for the cellular uptake processes for catecholamines nor for catechol-O-methyl transferase. Studies in laboratory animals (minipigs, rodents, and dogs) have demonstrated the occurrence of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death (with histologic evidence of myocardial necrosis) when beta-agonists and methylxanthines are administered concurrently. The clinical significance of these findings is unknown. In other studies, the analysis of urine samples of patients given 8 mg of tritiated Albuterol orally showed that 76% of the dose was excreted over 3 days, with the majority of the dose being excreted within the first 24 hours. Sixty percent of this radioactivity was shown to be the metabolite. Feces collected over this period contained 4% of the administered dose.

Used for

Salbutamed is used to treat diseases such as: Asthma, acute, Asthma, Maintenance, Bronchiectasis, Bronchospasm Prophylaxis, COPD, Acute, COPD, Maintenance.

Side Effect

Possible side effects of Salbutamed include: sensation of spinning; trembling or shaking of the hands or feet; tightness in the chest; arm, back, or jaw pain; unusual feeling of excitement; sleeplessness.

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Warnings for other groups

For pregnant women: Salbutamed is a category C pregnancy drug. That means two things:

  1. Research in animals has shown adverse effects to the fetus when the mother takes the drug.
  2. There haven’t been enough studies done in humans to be certain how the drug might affect the fetus.

Talk to your doctor if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This drug should only be used if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

For women who are breastfeeding: It isn’t known if Salbutamed passes into breast milk. If it does, it may cause side effects in a child who is breastfed. Talk to your doctor if you breastfeed your child. You may need to decide whether to stop breastfeeding or stop taking this medication.

For seniors: Older adults may process drugs more slowly. A normal adult dose may cause levels of the drug to be higher than normal. If you’re a senior, you may need a lower dose or a different dosing schedule.

For children: The safety and effectiveness of this drug hasn’t been established in children under the age of 4 years. This drug shouldn’t be used in children younger than 4 years.

All possible dosages and forms may not be included here. Your dose, form, and how often you take it will depend on:

  • your age
  • the condition being treated
  • how severe your condition is
  • other medical conditions you have
  • how you react to the first dose

Warnings for people with certain health conditions

For people with heart disorders: Tell your doctor if you have a heart condition such as insufficiency, irregular heart rate, or high blood pressure. Salbutamed may significantly change your blood pressure, heart rate, or pulse. This could make your heart condition worse.

For people with diabetes: Salbutamed can make your blood sugar control worse. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor about whether this drug is safe for you.

For people with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism): Salbutamed may make your overactive thyroid worse. If you have this condition, talk to your doctor about whether this drug is safe for you.

For people with seizures: This drug can make your seizures worse. Talk to your doctor to find out if this drug is safe for you.

For people with low potassium levels: Salbutamed can further lower your potassium levels. If you already have low potassium levels, this could cause negative heart effects.

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Salbutamed sulfate including bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing), especially after starting a new canister of this medicine; nervousness; shaking (tremor); headache; chest pain and fast, pounding, or irregular/uneven heartbeats (palpitations); low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling); or dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).

The usual starting dosage of Salbutamed sulfate for patients 2 to 12 years of age is 1.25 mg or 0.63 mg of Salbutamed sulfate inhalation solution administered 3 or 4 times daily, as needed, by nebulization. Salbutamed sulfate may interact with diuretics (water pills), digoxin, beta-blockers, antidepressants, MAO inhibitor, or other bronchodilators. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Salbutamed sulfate should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Salbutamed sulfate (Salbutamed sulfate inhalation solution) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Salbutamed and Other Interactions

Salbutamed may make you dizzy. You should not drive or perform any activity that requires alertness until you know how this drug affects you.

Serious side effects

Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:

  • tightening and swelling of the muscles around your airways (bronchospasm). Symptoms include:
    • trouble breathing
    • wheezing
  • hives
  • skin rash
  • swelling of your face, eyelids, lips, tongue, or throat
  • trouble swallowing
  • worsening of your breathing problems, such as wheezing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath
  • shock (loss of blood pressure and consciousness)
  • faster heart rate
  • higher blood pressure
  • itching
  • burning
  • red lesions or a rash that spreads over your body
  • fever
  • chills
  • Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.

    Salbutamed inhalation suspension can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.

    To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

    Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Salbutamed are listed below.

    Q: Does Salbutamed, Pulmicort, or Nasonex affect a child's behavior?

    A: According to package inserts, Salbutamed (VoSpire ER) can cause hyperactivity, excitement, and irritability in children. Pulmicort (budesonide) has been reported to cause irritability, aggressive reactions, and anxiety. You are encouraged to report any negative side effects of prescription drugs to your health care practitioner and the Food and Drug Administration by visiting or calling 1-800-FDA-1088. Michelle McDermott, PharmD

    Blood pressure drugs

    In general, people with asthma shouldn’t use blood pressure medications called beta blockers. Beta blockers block the effects that Salbutamed has on your breathing. This can cause severe bronchospasms and more trouble breathing in people with asthma.

    Examples of beta blockers include:

    Using other blood pressure drugs such as diuretics (water pills) with Salbutamed can cause heart rhythm changes and potassium levels that drop lower than normal. If these medications are given together, your doctor should monitor your potassium levels.

    Examples of diuretics include:

    • furosemide
    • hydrochlorothiazide
    • chlorthalidone
    • bumetanide

    What Is Salbutamed and How Does It Work?

    Salbutamed is a prescription drug indicated for the treatment of asthma symptoms in patients 4 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease.

    Asthma is a long-term disease of the airways and lungs. Asthma is a condition that causes breathing difficulties.

    Asthma has two main components that make breathing difficult,

    • Inflammation (swelling and a build-up of mucus in the airways); and
    • Airway constriction (tightening of the muscles surrounding the airways)

    Salbutamed helps to prevent asthma symptoms, including:

    Salbutamed inhalation aerosol can be used with or without steroid treatment.

    Salbutamed is available under the following different brand names: Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA, Proair HFA, ProAir RespiClick, Proventil, AccuNeb, Ventolin Injection, Ventolin Nebules PF, Ventolin Oral Liquid, Ventolin Respirator Solution, and Vospire ER.

    Salbutamed belongs to a category of medications called bronchodilators. Brochodilators are drugs that relax bronchial muscles (related to muscles associated with the lungs). These work by way of inhalation of medications that control asthma and asthma symptoms.

    This medication is similar to Xopenex (levSalbutamed HCl).

    This medication is also known as Salbutamol.

    Users of this medication should read the drug information leaflet that accompanies the prescription as well as every time the prescription is refilled. There may be new health information.

    Before taking Salbutamed,

    • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Salbutamed, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Salbutamed tablets, extended-release tablets, or capsules. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
    • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), labetalol (Normodyne), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), nadolol (Corgard), and propranolol (Inderal); digoxin (Lanoxin); diuretics ('water pills'); epinephrine (Epipen, Primatene Mist); other oral and inhaled medications for asthma and medications for colds. Also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the following medications or have stopped taking them within the past two weeks: antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), amoxapine (Asendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Adapin, Sinequan), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), and trimipramine (Surmontil); and monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, including isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), and tranylcypromine (Parnate). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
    • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had an irregular heartbeat, heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism (condition in which there is too much thyroid hormone in the body), diabetes, or seizures.
    • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Salbutamed, call your doctor.
    • you should know that Salbutamed sometimes causes wheezing and difficulty breathing. If this happens, call your doctor right away. Do not use Salbutamed again unless your doctor tells you that you should.

    Salbutamed sulfate (salbutamol sulfate)

    Pharmacologic class: Sympathomimetic (beta2-adrenergic agonist)

    Therapeutic class: Bronchodilator, antiasthmatic

    Pregnancy risk category C

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    Salbutamed sulfate (Salbutamed sulfate inhalation solution) is a bronchodilator used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. Salbutamed is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. Salbutamed sulfate is available in generic form. Common side effects of Salbutamed sulfate include:

    • headache,
    • dizziness,
    • sleep problems (insomnia),
    • cough,
    • hoarseness,
    • sore throat,
    • runny or stuffy nose,
    • nausea,
    • vomiting,
    • dry mouth and throat,
    • muscle pain, or
    • diarrhea.

    Further information

    Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Salbutamed only for the indication prescribed.

    Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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