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Who should not take albuterol?

You should not take albuterol if you are allergic or taking another sympathomimetic medication, such as Sudafed. Talk to your doctor if you have a history of heart problems, seizures, diabetes, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism or an adrenal gland tumor. Young children and older adults may be more sensitive to abuterol's side effects. If your child is younger than six years of age, albuterol should be administered with extreme caution. Side effects in young children, including irritability, restlessness and nervousness, can hinder their ability to concentrate in school and enjoy activities.

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