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Ventolin HFA (Albuterol Sulfate HFA Inhalation) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

Adverse reaction information concerning VENTOLIN HFA is derived from two 12-week, randomized, double-blind studies in 610 adolescent and adult patients with asthma that compared VENTOLIN HFA, a CFC 11/12-propelled albuterol inhaler, and an HFA-134a placebo inhaler. The following table lists the incidence of all adverse events (whether considered by the investigator to be related or unrelated to drug) from these studies that occurred at a rate of 3% or greater in the group treated with VENTOLIN HFA and more frequently in the group treated with VENTOLIN HFA than in the HFA-134a placebo inhaler group. Overall, the incidence and nature of the adverse events reported for VENTOLIN HFA and a CFC 11/12-propelled albuterol inhaler were comparable. Results in a 2-week pediatric clinical study (n = 135) showed that the adverse event profile was generally similar to that of the adult.

Adverse Experience Incidence (% of Patients) in 2 Large 12-Week Adolescent and Adult Clinical Trials *
  Percent of Patients
Adverse Event Type VENTOLIN HFA
(n = 202)
CFC 11/12-Propelled
Albuterol Inhaler
(n = 207)
Placebo HFA-134a
(n = 201)
Ear, nose, and throat      
   Throat irritation 10 6 7
   Upper respiratory inflammation 5 5 2
Lower respiratory      
   Viral respiratory infections 7 4 4
   Cough 5 2 2
Musculoskeletal      
   Musculoskeletal pain 5 5 4
*This table includes all adverse events (whether considered by the investigator to be drug-related or unrelated to drug) that occurred at an incidence rate of at least 3.0% in the group treated with VENTOLIN HFA and more frequently in the group treated with VENTOLIN HFA than in the HFA-134a placebo inhaler group.

Adverse events reported by less than 3% of the adolescent and adult patients receiving VENTOLIN HFA and by a greater proportion of patients receiving VENTOLIN HFA than receiving HFA-134a placebo inhaler and that have the potential to be related to VENTOLIN HFA include diarrhea, laryngitis, oropharyngeal edema, cough, lung disorders, tachycardia, and extrasystoles. Palpitation and dizziness have also been observed with VENTOLIN HFA.

Cases of urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm, hoarseness, and arrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, extrasystoles) have been reported after the use of albuterol, USP.

In addition, albuterol, like other sympathomimetic agents, can cause adverse reactions such as hypertension, angina, vertigo, central nervous system stimulation, sleeplessness, headache, and drying or irritation of the oropharynx.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED VENTOLIN HFA SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Ventolin HFA. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Ventolin HFA side effects / adverse reactions in 31 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Canada on 2011-10-05

Patient: 31 year old male

Reactions: Infertility

Suspect drug(s):
Ventolin HFA
    Indication: Respiratory Disorder
    End date: 2008-01-01

Advair Diskus 100/50
    Indication: Respiratory Disorder
    End date: 2008-01-01



Possible Ventolin HFA side effects / adverse reactions in 32 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-28

Patient: 32 year old male

Reactions: Overdose, Dyspnoea, Self-Medication

Suspect drug(s):
Ventolin HFA
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Advair Diskus 100/50
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Ventolin HFA side effects / adverse reactions in 62 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-28

Patient: 62 year old male

Reactions: Multiple Allergies

Suspect drug(s):
Advair Diskus 100/50
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2009-02-13

Ventolin HFA
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2009-02-13

Veramyst
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2009-02-19



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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2006-10-18

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