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Ventolin Uses & Indications
Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems such as asthma. Albuterol belongs to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators. It works in the airways by opening breathing passages and relaxing muscles. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.
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Ventolin Side Effects
Nervousness, shaking (tremor), headache, nausea or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fast/pounding heartbeat. Get medical help right away if you have any rare but very serious side effects, including: chest pain, irregular heartbeat, rapid breathing, confusion. Rarely this medication has caused severe (rarely fatal) sudden worsening of breathing problems/asthma (paradoxical bronchospasm). If you experience sudden wheezing, get medical help right away. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Generic Drugs & Pricing
A recent survey among generic drugs indicates that prices for these non-name brand drugs are going up. If you are interested in finding out more continue reading. An individual who we will call Lisa recently made a purchase at her pharmacy. She was buying acid reflux pills as prescribed to her by her doctor. The cost of her prescription was relatively inexpensive when purchased through her insurance. However, Lisa, who happens to also be a registered nurse, found out about how much these pills were costing her insurance, became extremely upset.
She noticed that her insurance company had paid almost $700 for this particular prescription medication and decided to call a consumer group known as the Consumer Watchdog to further look into the matter. This extremely high priced medication affects our healthcare costs as a whole, Lisa concluded. Trickle-down economics is based on common sense. The higher price that pharmaceutical companies charge quickly trickles its way down to the consumer.
The problem of overpriced prescriptions is not only limited to acid reflux meds. Another study discovered that medications go up in price drastically. A cream called Nystatin was originally priced at $2.00 on one day and the following day rose to almost $64. Another antibiotic known as Doxycyclen was one day priced at five cents per pill and then went up to $2.00 per pill. The interesting part is that these medications have been around since the 1800s and made from inexpensive plant matter.
Another study done by a firm know as Pembroke Consulting found out that almost one-third of all generic drugs have gone up in price. More than 10 of these generic medications surveyed had actually increased in price by a whopping 2000%
Customer Reviews for Ventolin
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