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Is low potassium a risk with ProAir?

If you take ProAir, you may experience a decrease in your potassium level. The risk of this is higher if you use albuterol in high doses via nebulizer. Call your doctor right away if you have more than one of the following symptoms:
  • abnormal heartbeat
  • convulsions
  • loss of appetite
  • decreased urination
  • nausea
  • dry mouth
  • tiredness
  • weakness
  • vomiting
  • increased thirst
  • mood swings or changes
  • muscle pain or cramps
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet or lips
  • shortness of breath

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