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Is the Albuterol inhaler a rescue inhaler?

By Anonymous July 6, 2017 - 12:59pm
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I am a COPD patient.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

Yes, Albuterol is a rescue inhaler. The most common class of rescue inhalers is the beta-agonist bronchodilator. Beta-agonist drugs provide short-acting, quick relief when symptoms like wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness flare up.

Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs.

Albuterol inhalation is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. It is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.


July 7, 2017 - 6:39am
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