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What should I know about Ventolin HFA before taking it?

Before taking Ventolin HFA, you should be aware of the risks and side effects that are associated with taking this medicine. Albuterol, the active ingredient in Ventolin HFA, should be used cautiously in people with thyroid disease, seizure disorder, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and cardiac arrhythmias. In addition, you should discuss any allergies or other medical conditions that you have with your doctor. You should also tell your doctor about other medications that you are taking, because some medicines can interfere with Ventolin HFA.

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