General Information on Albuterol Syrup
In clinical studies for asthma treatment, albuterol syrup started working within 30 minutes. In some people, the effects of albuterol syrup lasted for up to six hours.
Some general considerations for when and how to take albuterol syrup include:
- The medicine is taken by mouth, usually three or four times per day.
- It does not matter if you take the syrup with or without food.
- Albuterol syrup does not need to be refrigerated or shaken before use.
- The syrup should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
- Make sure you know exactly how to measure a correct dose of albuterol syrup. It is usually not recommended to use household spoons to measure medications. Ask your pharmacist about the best way to measure albuterol syrup.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of albuterol syrup that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The severity of your asthma or other respiratory problems
- Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Albuterol Syrup Dosing for more information.)