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What are albuterol extended-release tablets?

Albuterol extended-release tablets are a prescription drug used to prevent and relieve bronchospasms (airway spasms), that can make breathing difficult. Bronchospasms are commonly caused by asthma, but also may be caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or exercise. Albuterol is a beta-agonist, a drug that relaxes airway muscles and allows more air to pass into the lungs. One popular brand-name of albuterol extended-release tablets is VoSpire ER, but generic versions of albuterol extended-release tablets are also available in several strengths. Albuterol extended-release tablets should be swallowed whole (never chewed or crushed), usually twice a day. Always take the drug according to your doctor's directions. Taking more than the recommended dose may actually worsen your asthma. Talk to your doctor to determine whether albuterol extended-release tablets are right for you.

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