Is there a generic version of salbutamol?

Salbutamol is the generic name of the base ingredient in the prescription drugs Proventil, Ventolin, ProAir and Accuneb. In the United States, the official generic name is albuterol, rather than salbutamol, although they are the same ingredient. "Salbutamol" is the name preferred by the World Health Organization and is the generic name used in Canada for similar prescription drugs.

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