Albuterol medicine is a member of the class of phenylethanolamines, which acts as a beta-adrenergic agonist. It is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This active component belongs to a group of drugs known as Bronchodilators. It is used as the main active ingredient in medicines to treat Asthma and COPD.
Class of Drugs – Bronchodilators
Molecular Formula – C13H21NO3
Molecular Weight - 239.31 g/mol
Working: This phenylethanolamines drug Albuterol works by relaxing muscles in the airways, widening them and allowing more air to flow into the lungs. This active component acts on beta2 receptors that are the predominant receptors in the smooth muscle of the bronchi i.e. the breathing tubes.
Uses: Given medicine Albuterol belongs to a group of drugs known as a bronchodilator. It is indicated to prevent and treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This medicine also prevents asthma brought on by exercise. It is a quick-relief medicine. It works in the airways by widening breathing passages and relaxing muscles.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active component is used in popular brand medicines as mentioned below:
- Proventil: 2 mg and 4 mg
- Combivent: 2 mg and 4 mg
- Airomir Inhaler
- Spiriva plus Device
Maintain a healthy diet while treating with this medicine.