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 What should I know about albuterol sulfate before taking it?
- Q Does albuterol interact with other medications?
- Q Is it safe for my child to take albuterol?
- Q How does albuterol help treat pulmonary diseases?
- Q Are there any risks in taking albuterol?
- Q What happens if I miss a dose of albuterol?