The uses of ASTHALIN include: Albuterol is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath from lung problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Controlling these symptoms can decrease time lost from work or school. Albuterol is a bronchodilator (beta-2 receptor agonist) that works by opening breathing passages to make breathing easier. This drug is also known as salbutamol in other countries.
How to use Albuterol Oral
Take this medication by mouth, usually twice a day (12 hours apart) or as directed by your doctor. Swallow this medication whole. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets. Doing so can destroy the long action of the drug and may increase side effects. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Adults and children older than 12 should not take more than 32 milligrams per day. Children aged 6-12 should not take more than 24 milligrams per day.
Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not take more of this medication or take it more often than recommended by your doctor. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same times each day.
If you take other asthma drugs by mouth or inhaling devices, ask your doctor about how to correctly take this medication with your other asthma medicines.
If you notice less effect than usual from this medication, if your symptoms get worse, or you feel you need to take any of your asthma medications more often than recommended, seek immediate medical attention.