Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the chronic blockage of airways in the lungs, usually from a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Albuterol is a bronchodilator used to treat COPD. Albuterol relaxes the muscles around your airways in the lungs, which increases the flow of air and relieves breathing difficulties. Depending on the severity of your COPD, you may need to use albuterol before activities on a daily basis, or a combination of both. While albuterol can relieve symptoms, it is not a cure for COPD.
- Q Is it safe for my child to take albuterol extended-release tablets?
- Q If I am pregnant, is it safe to use albuterol?
- Q How soon after taking albuterol will my symptoms improve?
- Q What should I tell my doctor before taking albuterol?
- Q Who should take albuterol?
- Q What happens if I miss a dose of albuterol?