What are the side effects of Proventil HFA?

Possible side effects of Proventil (albuterol) HFA range from mild to serious. Less severe side effects include: diarrhea, insomnia, (sleeping problems) muscle pain, cold symptoms, such as hoarseness or cough or a runny nose, headaches and dizziness, nervousness and dry throat and mouth. Call your doctor right away if you have severe side effects, such as:
  • breathing trouble, chest tightness and wheezing right after taking the medication
  • increased urination combined with confusion, thirst, weakness, leg discomfort and an irregular heart rate
  • tremors
  • chest pain with a pounding, irregular heartbeat
  • blurred vision with a serious headache, buzzing in your ears, confusion, chest pain, anxiety, shallow breathing, irregular heartbeat or seizures

Call 911 for emergency medical help if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as hives, itching, trouble breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat.

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