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Is it possible to overdose on albuterol?

It is possible to overdose on albuterol. Too much of this drug, which treats lung conditions such as asthma by opening up airways, can be life threatening. Instead of opening airways, too much albuterol can cause them to suddenly constrict, making it even harder to breathe. Other signs of an albuterol overdose can include:
  • trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • lack of energy
  • excessive tiredness
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • dry mouth
  • uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
  • headache
  • nervousness
  • fast, irregular or pounding heartbeat
  • chest pain
  • seizures
If you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking the medicine and seek immediate medical help. And make sure you understand how much albuterol you are supposed to take.

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