Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

Albuterol is a medication that relaxes the muscles of the airways and improves breathing.  Albuterol relieves the cough associated with asthma

How do I give this medication?

  • Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. Read the label carefully.
  • Try to give this medication at about the same time(s) each day.
  • DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed.
  • DO NOT give the medicine more often than directed.
  • Try not to miss giving any doses.
  • Do not discontinue giving this medication to your pet without the advice of your veterinarian

What do I do if I miss giving a dose?

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.

How do I store this medicine?

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children.

  • Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.

  • Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.

What are the potential side effects?

  • The most common side effects include nervousness, shaking, fast heartbeat and dizziness. These symptoms generally decrease over time. If these symptoms appear excessive or persist, contact your veterinarian.

  • Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.

Are there any possible drug interactions?

  • Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet.

  • Quite often, your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and sometimes a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.

  • The following medication may potentially interact with Albuterol: other sympathomimetic amines, beta-adrenergic blocking agents, tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO), inhalation anesthetics and digitalis glycosides.

  • Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.


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