Respiratory system of human beings is responsible for the process of respiration in the human body which keeps us alive and supplies oxygen to different parts of our body so that they can function properly.

However, Respiratory system is expectedly a very complex system and sometimes there are some issues in its organs due to which the process of respiration cannot be carried out properly and hence it can result in Shortness of breath or Asthma.

So, if unfortunately you are someone who is suffering from such issues related to your respiration, then you need to see your doctor and talk about Albuterol.

How It Is Used

Albuterol belongs to the classification of drugs known as Bronchodilators. As it is evident from the name of these drugs that they help to ease down the passages that become quite narrow and hence the air cannot pass through properly resulting in shortness of Breath.

It is used by inhaling it into the body with the help of an inhaler. The usage of inhaler should be learnt properly and there is proper guidance given on how to use it in the guidelines booklet of the inhaler.


Albuterol should always be used according to the prescription of the doctor and his guidelines must always be followed. However, the most recommended dosage is to take the required amount after every 4 to 6 hours for Asthma and shortness of breath.

However, if someone wants to take it because of Asthma by Exercise, then they should take it about 15 to 30 minutes before the exercise.

Side Effects:

It should always be kept in mind that anything that has a positive effect on your body is supposed to have a side effect on your body as well. However, the doctor looks at the positive side and wants you to benefit from that medicine. But, it is also important to know about the different side effects that can be caused by this Asthma Controlling drug and what are the side effects which you need to worry about and what are the side effects that should not bother you at all.

Some of the mild side effects which do not need to be taken seriously unless they persist for a long time are:

  1. Getting nervous and agitated.
  2. Shaking of body.
  3. Bad taste in the mouth.
  4. Bad breath.
  5. Loss of sleep.
  6. Dizziness
  7. Weakness
  8. Itchy feeling in the throat.

These are some of the normal side effects that can be caused. Now, we will also have a look at some of the more serious side effects that need to be taken care of immediately.

  1. If you start to suffer from irregular heartbeat, then you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.
  • If you have chest pain then you should also try to rush to the hospital as things might just get serious.

Precautionary Measures to Take

  1. Keep good care of the inhaler.
  2. Always keep the cap of the inhaler intact if it is not in use.
  3. Don’t forget to clean it properly.
  4. Never overdose.
  5. Always keep an inhaler with you with a filling of quick response drugs as well.
  6. Do not panic at the time of an asthma attack.