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What is albuterol syrup?

Albuterol syrup is a prescription drug that prevents and relieves bronchospasms (airway spasms) that can make breathing difficult. Bronchospasms are commonly caused by asthma but may also be the result of  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or exercise. Albuterol is a beta-agonist, a drug that relaxes airway muscles and allows more air to pass into the lungs. All types of albuterol syrup are generics, made by companies, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Qualitest Pharmaceuticals and Hi-Tech Pharamacal. Take albuterol syrup orally, usually three or four times a day.  Always take it according to your doctor's directions since taking more than the recommended dose can make asthma worse.  Albuterol syrup isn't considered the optimal treatment for asthma, especially in adults, so your doctor may add another medication.

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