Albuterol Sulfate Syrup

Albuterol Sulfate Syrup

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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

Cardiovascular Effects: Albuterol sulfate syrup, like all other beta-adrenergic agonists, can produce a clinically significant cardiovascular effect in some patients as measured by pulse rate, blood pressure, and/or symptoms. Although such effects are uncommon after administration of albuterol sulfate syrup at recommended doses, if they occur, the drug may need to be discontinued. In addition, beta-agonists have been reported to produce electrocardiogram (ECG) changes, such as flattening of the T wave, prolongation of the QTc interval, and ST segment depression. The clinical significance of these findings is unknown. Therefore, albuterol sulfate syrup, like all sympathomimetic amines, should be used with caution in patients with cardiovascular disorders, especially coronary insufficiency, cardiac arrhythmias, and hypertension.

Deterioration Of Asthma: Asthma may deteriorate acutely over a period of hours or chronically over several days or longer. If the patient needs more doses of albuterol sulfate syrup than usual, this may be a marker of destabilization of asthma and requires reevaluation of the patient and treatment regimen, giving special consideration to the possible need for anti-inflammatory treatment, e.g., corticosteroids.

Paradoxical Bronchospasm: Albuterol sulfate syrup can produce paradoxical bronchospasm, which may be life threatening. If paradoxical bronchospasm occurs, albuterol sulfate syrup should be discontinued immediately and alternative therapy instituted.

Use Of Anti-Inflammatory Agents: The use of beta-adrenergic agonist bronchodilators alone may not be adequate to control asthma in many patients. Early consideration should be given to adding anti-inflammatory agents, e.g., corticosteroids.

Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions: Immediate hypersensitivity reactions may occur after administration of albuterol, as demonstrated by rare cases of urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm, and oropharyngeal edema. Albuterol, like other beta-adrenergic agonists, can produce a significant cardiovascular effect in some patients, as measured by pulse rate, blood pressure, symptoms, and/or electrocardiographic changes.

Rarely, erythema multiforme and Stevens-Johnson syndrome have been associated with the administration of albuterol sulfate in children.

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Albuterol Sulfate Syrup is indicated for the relief of bronchospasm in adults and children 2 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease.


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Other Information

Albuterol Sulfate Syrup contains albuterol sulfate, USP, the racemic form of albuterol and a relatively selective beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator. Albuterol sulfate has the chemical name α1-[(tert- Butylamino)methyl]-4-hydroxy-m-xylene- α,ά-diol sulfate (2:1) (salt) and the following structural formula:

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Albuterol sulfate has a molecular weight of 576.70 and the molecular formula is (C13H21NO3)2•H2SO4. Albuterol sulfate is a white crystalline powder, soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol.

The World Health Organization recommended name for albuterol base is salbutamol.

Albuterol Sulfate Syrup for oral administration contains 2 mg of albuterol as 2.4 mg of albuterol sulfate in each teaspoonful (5 mL). Albuterol Sulfate Syrup also contains the inactive ingredients citric acid, FD&C Yellow #6, flavor enhancer, hypromellose, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, strawberry flavor. Sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust pH.

The pH of the syrup is 3.5 to 4.5.

Albuterol Sulfate Syrup Manufacturers

  • Actavis Mid Atlantic Llc
    Albuterol Sulfate Syrup [Actavis Mid Atlantic Llc]
  • Hi-tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
    Albuterol Sulfate Syrup [Hi-tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.]
  • Rebel Distributors Corp
    Albuterol Sulfate Syrup [Rebel Distributors Corp]
  • Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products Llc
    Albuterol Sulfate Syrup [Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products Llc]
  • Dispensing Solutions, Inc.
    Albuterol Sulfate Syrup [Dispensing Solutions, Inc.]
  • Physicians Total Care, Inc.
    Albuterol Sulfate Syrup [Physicians Total Care, Inc.]
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Usa Inc
    Albuterol Sulfate Syrup [Teva Pharmaceuticals Usa Inc]
  • Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc
    Albuterol Sulfate Syrup [Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc]

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