Brand name(s)

ProAir HFA, ProAir RespiClick, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA, AccuNeb

What it is

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

What it treats

Albuterol inhalation is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm, or narrowing of the airways in the lungs, in people with asthma or certain types of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. Albuterol...