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Salbutamol (also known as albuterol) is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema). Salbutamol belongs to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators. It works in the airways by opening breathing passages and relaxing muscles.
This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
Although this use is not recommended by the manufacturer, this medication has also been used by pregnant women to stop early labor.
How to Use This Medication
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start receiving salbutamol by injection. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually by a health care professional. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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