salbutamol

Adult
Uses
  • asthma - acute
  • chronic (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Drug interactions
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressant, beta blockers
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • tremor
  • anxiety
  • increased QT
  • tachycardia
  • headache
  • decreased potassium
  • increased insulin secretion
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
metered-dose inhaler: 100mcg/puff 1-2 puffs as needed; disk inhaler 100; 200mcg as needed; nebulizer:2.5; 5mg/neb as needed
Monitoring
  • liver function tests
  • creatine kinase
Source of Suggestion