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What are the possible side effects of AccuNeb?

AccuNeb (albuterol sulfate), an inhaled asthma medication, may cause a number of side effects in children, including:
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • chest pain
  • uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
  • nervousness
  • headache
  • nausea or vomiting
  • cough or throat irritation
  • pain in the muscles, bones or back
Tell your child's doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or won't go away.

AccuNeb may trigger a dangerous allergic reaction in some children. It also can cause bronchospasm -- in which the muscles around your child's airways get even tighter. Both of these side effects can be life-threatening. Call the doctor or seek immediate medical help if your child experiences:
  • hives, rash
  • swelling of the face, eyelids, lips, tongue or throat
  • difficulty swallowing
  • hoarseness
  • worsening of breathing problems, such as wheezing, shortness of breath or chest tightness
  • loss of consciousness

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