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Albuterol HFA Inhaler 90 mcg/inh (200 actuations)

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • asthma attacks
  • prevent asthma attacks
  • asthma
  • chronic lung disease

Instructions

Use the medicine as needed if you experience wheezing or difficulty breathing.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

Each time you receive a new inhaler, you need to get it ready to use. Shake the inhaler for 5 seconds, point it away from you and then spray into the air. Repeat this 3 more times. This process is called priming the pump and removes any air from the medicine canister.

Shake the inhaler well for 5 seconds before each use.

If you are using more than one puff or more than one inhaled medicine, wait at least 1 minute between puffs.

Keep track of how many times you use the inhaler. Do not use it more than the total number of doses shown on the package.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

If this medicine causes more wheezing or makes it harder to breathe, stop the medicine. Get medical help right away.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have any trouble using the medicine, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • coughing
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • headaches
  • hoarseness or throat irritation
  • high blood pressure
  • nausea
  • shakiness
  • changes in taste or unpleasant taste

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • rarely, a severe episode of asthma may occur
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • rapid breathing
  • worsening breathing symptoms

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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