Serious and Rare Reactions to Albuterol Syrup
There are a number of possible side effects with albuterol syrup that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including, but not limited to:
- Worsening breathing problems
- Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Very fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
There are other possible albuterol syrup side effects that occur less frequently. These rare side effects occur in less than 1 percent of people. For these side effects, it is difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by the albuterol syrup medicine or other factors.
Some of these rare but possible albuterol syrup side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Dilated (wide open) pupils
- Stomach ache
It is possible that you may experience some or none of the albuterol syrup side effects explained above. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking albuterol syrup, or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of albuterol syrup, your healthcare provider should be able to diagnose and treat the problem.