Albuterol (Ventolin) is used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, which include bronchitis and emphysema. It is a type of medication called a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing smooth muscle in the lungs to dilate the airways and allow maximal breathing. It also cuts down on inflammation in the lungs. It helps with shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, and congestion.
Dosage–albuterol is available in inhalers. The usual dose is one to two inhalations (90 to 180 mcg) every 4 to 6 hours.
Common Side effects:
- Stomach upset
- Flu-like symptoms
- Cold symptoms
- Middle ear infections
Cost of albuterol
The price of albuterol ranges from $7 to $15 for a vial nebulizer with 25 vials of 3 ml each, strength 2.5mg/3ml. To find the cheapest pharmacy near you and download a coupon, click here.
How to Get Albuterol
Ventolin (albuterol) is a prescription medication that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can treat your mild asthma attacks remotely through telemedicine and prescribe you albuterol online—or any of the other asthma medications including steroids. No insurance is needed.