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Could I have an allergic reaction to albuterol syrup?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist
It's possible to have an allergic reaction to albuterol syrup or to other ingredients in this asthma medicine. Signs of an allergy include: hives, a rash, a pounding or irregular heartbeat, swelling of the mouth and throat, tightness in the chest, and trouble breathing. In rare cases, children taking albuterol syrup have developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which causes fever, itchiness and aching joints. If you experience any unusual symptoms while taking albuterol syrup, call your doctor or get medical help immediately.

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