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What is Generic for Proventil* used for?

Generic for Proventil* (Albuterol/Salbutamol) is an inhalation medication used to prevent and treat lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This drug belongs to a class of medications called bronchodilators. It relaxes muscles in the airways as well as increases air flow to the lungs, which makes breathing easier. Generic for Proventil* improves asthma symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, chronic cough, and chest tightness. This medication is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Proventil*?

The dosage of Generic for Proventil* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

When using Generic for Proventil* Aerosol Inhaler for the first time, it is recommended to prime the inhaler by releasing four test sprays into the air. Keep your inhaler clean and dry.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Proventil*?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Generic for Proventil* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Proventil*?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Proventil*, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Proventil*?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Proventil*.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Proventil*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Generic for Proventil* can interact with MAO inhibitors, asthma medications, beta-blockers, diuretics, and antidepressants.

Also, tell your prescriber or healthcare professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your healthcare professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What are the side effects of Generic for Proventil*?

Like other medicines, Generic for Proventil* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Proventil* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Proventil* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Proventil* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Generic for Proventil* can cause side effects such as insomnia, headache, dizziness, nervousness, diarrhea, cough, muscle pain, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, and difficulty breathing. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Proventil*.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Proventil*?

Is it possible for me to use Generic for Proventil* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Proventil*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Proventil*?
How will Generic for Proventil* work in my body?
How should Generic for Proventil* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Proventil* drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Proventil* is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Always consult your healthcare professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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