Ventolin

(Albuterol)

3.9/ 5 average rating with 535 reviewsforAlbuterol
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Makes it easier to breathe.

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Our bottom line

Ventolin (Albuterol) is good at stopping asthma attacks and helping you breathe.

Quick facts about Albuterol
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (albuterol)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 25 3ml-of-2.5mg-3ml vials
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$7.91
  • Price before coupon
    $24.41
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $7.91
    68% savings

Upsides

  • Stops asthma attacks.
  • Can also help prevent asthma attacks caused by exercise.
  • While there are technically no generic versions of Albuterol, there are many competing brands, which keeps prices pretty low.

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Downsides

  • Can make your heart race temporarily.

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Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 25 3ml-of-2.5mg-3ml vials
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$7.91
  • Price before coupon
    $24.41
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $7.91
    68% savings
How it works

Ventolin (Albuterol) is a bronchodilator. It relaxes the muscles that tighten your lungs during an asthma attack. This opens airways and makes breathing easier.

Quick facts about Albuterol
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (albuterol)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Inhaler
People’s experience with Albuterol

535reviews so far. What do you think?

What to expect when you take Ventolin (Albuterol) for Asthma

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Side effect rates for Ventolin (Albuterol)

From 147 clinical trials of Albuterol when taken for any indication
  • Tremor
  • Nausea
  • Tachycardia
  • Palpitations
  • Nervousness
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Heartburn

Risks and Warnings for Ventolin (Albuterol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Using new canister for the first time

    Rare reports of worsening asthma attacks have been reported when people start a new canister of Ventolin (Albuterol) for the first time. If this happens, call 911 or your doctor immediately.

Common concerns from people taking Ventolin (Albuterol)

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Pain
  • Can cause heart racing, headache, and chest pain.