What You Need to Know About Albuterol Syrup
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with albuterol syrup. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well.
When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of albuterol syrup include, but are not limited to:
- Shakiness (tremor)
(Click Albuterol Syrup Side Effects to learn about specific side effects of albuterol syrup, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
Albuterol syrup can potentially interact with several other medicines.
(Click Albuterol Drug Interactions for more information.)
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Other types of heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Albuterol and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Albuterol and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Albuterol Syrup Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take albuterol syrup.)