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Albuterol (Albuterol) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Albuterol reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 10 ratings/reviews, Albuterol has an overall score of 7.10. The effectiveness score is 8.20 and the side effect score is 8.20. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Albuterol review by 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   asthma
Dosage & duration:   one inhalation (dosage frequency: as needed) for the period of over 20 years
Other conditions:   allergies
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Having had asthma since I was a child, I have been using various medications for a long time. Thankfully I do not need to use albuterol daily, as I know some people do, but I use it as needed when I am experiencing an asthma attach. This happens on average once a month, less in warmer months, more during the winder. As far as being effective albuterol, and the name brand inhaler is the best, and to my knowledge, still the only small inhaler that really works. I'm sure it has saved lives. With one inhalation I am able to breath again within minutes, this is even if I am having a bad attack, and am really strugling. So it is very effective
Side effects:   But, when I use albuterol I experience mild chest pains afterward. Not immediately, but typically later that day or the next. They don't last long, just a sharp pain or two, but it does occur fairly often. In my case, since I don't use albuterol regularly, it's well worth it.
Comments:   Inhalation, pump spray

 

Albuterol review by 64 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   bronkitis
Dosage & duration:   2 mg taken twice daily for the period of 15 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   there were very few side effects plus after 3 days I was able to breath again. It did take at least seven days before I could breath properly all the time. I did finish all the medication as my dr. prescribed.
Side effects:   I had dry mouth that no amount of liquid intake appeased and I had trouble sleeping but Im not sure that was the medication or the fact that I had a problem breathing which could keep me up.
Comments:   I was to take a pill in the morning and the evening. It did not matter if I ate food or not. however, I was feeling dry both in my body and in my mouth. I was not sleeping well.

 

Albuterol review by 52 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   asthma
Dosage & duration:   one or two inhalations (dosage frequency: once a year or two, in recent years) for the period of for years
Other conditions:   rosacea, GERD
Other drugs taken:   metrocream
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Opened lungs when breathing was difficult.
Side effects:   Stimulating--very.
Comments:   I used an asthma inhaler frequently as a child. I think it was albuterol, although it is hard to be certain. In my forties, I had a recurrence of asthma. The pharmacist and my doctor both said NOT to use the over-the-counter inhalers. I did try one, and it was MUCH more heart-poundingly stimulating than albuterol. Dangerous for someone with heart problems, but difficulty breathing would be dangerous as well. At some point, I got a generic albuterol inhaler and found it much less effective than the Ventolin brand. My doctor said that other patients had told her the same thing. I rarely need it now, maybe only once every two years. But I try to keep one with me at all times because when I need it, I really need it. I take long walks down and up a hill and if I had an attack at the bottom of the hill I would be in trouble. It is almost magic, though--one minute it takes a great exertion to breathe and I feel like I am suffocating--then I inhale Ventolin and my bronchial tubes open right up. It is a lifesaver. As a child and teenager I did not mind the slight "rush," I even liked it. Part of that rush may be caused by the deep exhalation and inhalation required to properly ingest the drug.

 

Albuterol review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   asthma
Dosage & duration:   2 puffs pid (dosage frequency: when necessary and before exercise) for the period of years and years
Other conditions:   environmental allergies
Other drugs taken:   allegra
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I could breathe, and if I took it before exercise, I wouldn't need it during.
Side effects:   none noticed
Comments:   I have been taking albuterol for years. I take it when I feel tight in my chest as well as before exercising. I rarely use it, whereas I used to nee dit almost every day. Now... once every month or two, unless I'm exercising.

 

Albuterol review by 34 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   bronchitis
Dosage & duration:   2 puffs (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of 15 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   5 day oral steroid / Advair
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I was able to take a full breath without wheezing and it seemed to reduce the mucous and inflammation in my lungs temporarily.
Side effects:   I didn't experience any side effects. I had heard that some people experience a caffeine-like high but the medication did not have this effect on me and I was able to take it before bed and able to get to sleep.
Comments:   My GP instructed me to take it twice a day, two puffs until it ran out. By the time the canister was empty I had recovered from my bronchitis.

 

Albuterol review by 45 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Asthma
Dosage & duration:   2 puffs q 3 hrs (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of daily
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   to help clear the airways after suffering from an asthma attack. improved my breathing for up to 6 hours after taking 2 puffs.
Side effects:   jitteriness, shakiness, excessive phlegm when coughing. If used late at nite, would cause me to stay awake.
Comments:   treatment for bronchitis, doctor prescribed albuterol 2 puffs q 4-6 hours daily to clear airways for breathing better.

 

Albuterol review by 47 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Astham
Dosage & duration:   1 Puff (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of over several days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   There were no treatment benefits, only side effects.Albuterol HFA made it so difficult for me to breathe, I had to use the discontunued albuterol (in the light blue dispenser)to recover. I'm very worried I won't survive the change.
Side effects:   Albuterol HFA made it so difficult for me to breathe, I had to use the discontunued albuterol (in the light blue dispenser)to recover. I'm very worried I won't survive the change.
Comments:   Prescribed as needed up to for times a day.

 

Albuterol review by 58 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   chronic bronch/asthma
Dosage & duration:   take two puffs as needed (dosage frequency: 30 day supply) for the period of about one week
Other conditions:   high blood pressure
Other drugs taken:   Advair, Singulair, Lisprinodril
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   A little better than nothing.
Side effects:   None - it didn't really work. Always left gasping, although not as bad, never clears up the beginning of an attack.
Comments:   Had to go to Drs. office for a treatment and steroid pack. Requested another named inhaler. Got Pro-Air... Currently looking online to Canada to try and find the original Albuteral inhaler. With all of the factories, truck engines and exhaust, hairsprays, how much actual damage does an inhaler do, comparitively speaking???

 

Albuterol review by 31 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   asthma
Dosage & duration:   2 sprays, 4 times a day (dosage frequency: 2 sprays as needed) for the period of 6 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Fast acting inhaler for asthma symptoms.
Side effects:   I became a little jittery after using the inhaler, but it is manageable.
Comments:   When I have an asthma attack, I use my inhaler to help open my airways and make it easier to breathe. I shake the inhaler vigorously, then prime the inhaler by doing two test sprays into the air. I can then use it by taking two sprays a minute apart, being sure to inhale as deeply as possible.

 

Albuterol review by care giver of 11 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   asthma
Dosage & duration:   2 inhalations (1.25 mg*/3 mL) taken as needed (usually 2-3 week) for the period of ongoning
Other conditions:   peanut and egg allergy
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   short term relief from breathing problems. especially beneficial when patient was experiencing other health issue like cold or flu
Side effects:   sometimes dry mouth but usually not to severe
Comments:   patient had occasional breathing problems that impacted his ability to play sports and do other activities. this was exasperated by the presence of a chest cold. administration was as-needed to enable the patient to participate in physical activity.patient had ongoing tests with local hospital asthma unit to monitor condition.
 


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