Albuterol, which is marketed under the names Boniva, Benicar and Boryla, is a beta-blocking, non steroidal drug. It is commonly used in the treatment of asthma and COPD, but is also useful for many other conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, depression, migraines, mild headaches, bronchitis, sore throats and sinusitis. Albuterol is sometimes recommended for patients with low grade Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) because of its ability to relieve symptoms of this disease. Albuterol can be taken up to the full recommended dose daily, or a lesser amount may be prescribed for prolonged treatment. However, the full benefit of albuterol only occurs if it is taken over a long period of time, or when used in combination with other medicines Albuterol.
There are two methods by which Albuterol can be used for the treatment of asthma: inhale and nebulizer. An inhale device such as an inhaler is inserted into the mouth and carried out of the body via the nose. If a nebulizer is being used for the treatment of asthma, then the medicine is breathed in by concentrating it into the lungs through the mouth and lungs. Albuterol can be used as a nasal spray in this way.
The use of Albuterol for the treatment of GERD is controversial. It has not been adequately studied in patients with mild GERD (gastro esophageal reflux) or chronic heart failure. One study reported that elderly people with asthma were advised to stop taking Albuterol to reduce the risk of developing obstructive lung disease or pneumonia. In these patients, the beneficial effect of albuterol was found only in those who had some difficulty breathing or who had mild coughs and wheezing. In chronic heart failure, there was no benefit of albuterol.
Another study found that there may be an increased risk in young female smokers who were taking inhalation asthma medications such as Albuterol. The study also found a significant increased risk of stroke in such patients. Stroke is a very serious complication of many types of cancer and is particularly important in the case of women. Stroke may also cause low potassium levels in the blood which may cause electrolyte imbalance which may cause irregular heartbeat and palpitations.
If you are planning to use Albuterol for the treatment of asthma then it is advisable to carry out some careful planning. The most important consideration is whether you are allergic to this medication. Allergic reactions may include nausea, vomiting, and skin rash. If you suspect that you are sensitive to this medication then you should not use it. If you are aware that you are allergic to the medicine then it is advisable to inform your physician before using it.
Some other common side effects include dizziness, restlessness and fainting. Other side effects include confusion, dry mouth and hives. There are rare, more severe side effects such as hallucinations, seizures, coma, shock and death. Because of the unpredictable nature of this medication and the possible side effects, you should always seek the advice of your doctor before starting Albuterol. Your doctor can advise you on the best course of treatment for your individual needs.