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Who should not take albuterol extended-release tablets?

To avoid potential complications or side effects, don't take albuterol extended-release tablets if you're allergic to any of the drug's ingredients or if you've ever had a reaction to other bronchodilators. Children under five years of age should not take albuterol extended-release tablets. Certain medications may increase the risk for serious side effects, so make sure you tell your doctor about any drugs or supplements you're taking before you take this medication. Also, tell your doctor if you have heart problems (such as abnormal heartbeat), high blood pressure, diabetes, a seizure disorder or overactive thyroid gland. Albuterol may harm a developing fetus, so pregnant women should discuss safety issues with their doctors, as should women who are breastfeeding since it's not known whether the drug passes into breast milk.   

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