Ventolin (albuterol sulfate) is a globally acclaimed medication used to prevent and treat wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Generic Ventolin is in a class of medications called bronchodilators.
Generic Ventolin may also be marketed as: Albuterol, Albuterol sulfate, Albuterol inhalation
*Ventolin® is a registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline.
Generic Ventolin (albuterol) is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Generic Ventolin is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. Albuterol inhalation is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.
Use Generic Ventolin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
To use the Generic Ventolin inhaler:
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Ventolin: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious Generic Ventolin side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
You should not use this Generic Ventolin if you are allergic to albuterol.
Avoid getting Generic Ventolin in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse the eyes with water and seek medical attention.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Generic Ventolin.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Generic Ventolin.