What are the possible side
effects of albuterol?
Stop taking albuterol and seek
emergency medical attention if you experience any of the following serious
An allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat;
swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); or chest pain or
Other, less serious side effects
may be more likely to occur. Continue to take albuterol and talk to your
doctor if you experience headache; dizziness or lightheadedness; insomnia;
tremor or nervousness; sweating; nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; or dry
Side effects other than those listed here may also
occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or
that is especially bothersome.
What other drugs will
Before taking albuterol, tell your
doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
A beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol
XL), propranolol (Inderal), acebutolol (Sectral), bisoprolol (Zebeta),
carteolol (Cartrol), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate),
nadolol (Corgard), or pindolol (Visken)
antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), doxepin (Sinequan),
nortriptyline (Pamelor), amoxapine (Asendin), clomipramine (Anafranil),
desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Tofranil), or protriptyline
A monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as
isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine
(Parnate); another oral or inhaled bronchodilator; or caffeine, diet
pills, or decongestants.
You may not be able to take
albuterol, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring
during treatment if you are taking any of the medications listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with albuterol or
affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking
any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.