More Instructions for Albuterol Syrup

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much albuterol syrup may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Nervousness
  • Headaches
  • Shakiness (tremor)
  • Dry mouth
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Fatigue
  • Low potassium in the blood (hypokalemia)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Albuterol Overdose for more information.)

Storage Methods

Albuterol syrup should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. It should also be stored in an airtight container.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

Albuterol Syrup: What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your albuterol syrup as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of albuterol syrup.


Albuterol syrup comes in one strength -- albuterol sulfate syrup 2 mg per 5 mL (equal to 2 mg per teaspoonful).

Generic Albuterol Syrup

All available albuterol syrup products are generic. They are all equivalent to Ventolin Syrup®, a brand-name product that is no longer being manufactured.
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