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 happens if I miss a dose of albuterol?
- Q Is there a generic version of albuterol?
- Q What are the side effects of albuterol?
- Q How should I take albuterol?
- Q Is Albuterol safe for pregnant or breast feeding women?
- Q Does albuterol interact with other medications?