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Can You Get Ventolin (Albuterol) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Ventolin (Albuterol) online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Ventolin (Albuterol). Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Ventolin, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

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What Is Ventolin (Albuterol)?

Albuterol is in a class of medications called bronchodilators that alleviate difficulty breathing brought about by lung conditions. It is a common treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Bronchodilators help ease shortness of breath or breathing problems that are commonly found in people with asthma, COPD, or other conditions that affect the lungs.

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Can Albuterol Be Used For Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that is often characterized by excessive wheezing and shortness of breath. These episodes are typically caused by allergies and exposure to certain airborne particles such as pollen and dust. Other triggers include infections, physical activity, cold air, certain medications, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and even preservatives and sulfites found in some foods and drinks.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Because asthma often changes over time, it’s important that you work with your doctor to track your signs and symptoms and adjust your treatment as needed.” Medicines like albuterol, which is now available through an online inhaler prescription, work to normalize the airflow through the air passageway by relaxing the smooth muscles in the airway, providing relief.

Allergies to dust or pollen can cause spasms of the smooth muscle lining the airways. This is known as an asthma attack. If you have a sudden onset of difficulty breathing or wheezing that does not improve after using your inhaler, seek emergency care.

Can Albuterol Treat COPD?

Another common lung disease that an albuterol treatment is used to medicate is COPD. COPD is a condition most commonly caused by exposure to tobacco and other environmental pollutants.

Exposure to pollutants and tobacco smoke causes inflammation of the airways. Inflamed airways produce excessive mucus and cause spasms of the smooth muscle lining the airways. Chronic inflammation, over time, can cause scarring which permanently alters the tubes leading into the lungs. 

Prolonged exposure to tobacco smoke and pollution eventually causes extreme difficulty in breathing. Albuterol targets the bronchial smooth muscles of COPD sufferers, inducing relaxation of the smooth muscle which alleviates your symptoms.

Is Albuterol A Steroid?

No, albuterol does not contain any steroids. It is a sympathomimetic bronchodilator and works to relax the muscles in the airway that tighten during an asthma attack.

Inhaled corticosteroids are another type of inhaler that contain steroids and are often used as a preventative treatment. Treatment of asthma and COPD can be complex and require using several medications in combination. 

What Should You Know About Using Albuterol Breathing Treatments?

Medications such as albuterol provide relief to those with lung problems. Albuterol is delivered through an inhaler administered through the mouth. The process requires wrapping the lips around the device with your lips closed. Deep breaths are steadily taken with each prescribed puff. The breath is held for 10 seconds to allow the medicine to work. Patients should feel relief immediately. If you do not get relief after using your inhaler, contact your doctor or seek emergency care, depending on the severity of your symptoms. 

If an albuterol prescription is used for exercise-induced asthma, then it should be used 15 to 30 minutes before engaging in exercise. If the medication is being used by a child, a parent or responsible adult will need to help the minor use the inhaler properly. It is vital for those who are prescribed albuterol to always keep their inhaler with them.

After using the inhaler for the prescribed number of inhalations, do not continue using the inhaler as it may cause serious side effects if misused. If you experience any new or worsening coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, or other lung-related issues, consult your doctor for guidance.

Lastly, if your condition does not improve with the use of this medication, you should consult with your doctor about alternative treatment options.

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What Are the Side Effects Of Albuterol?

As with all medications, there are potential side effects when using albuterol. The side effects of albuterol may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Dryness of Throat/Mouth
  • Raised Blood Pressure
  • Nausea, Nervousness
  • An Unusual Taste in the Mouth
  • Shaking (Tremor)

If you experience these side effects, you should inform your doctor, as they may want to prescribe you a different medication. Advise your doctor if you find yourself needing to use your inhaler more than the recommended number of treatments. There are many treatment options to prevent acute asthma attacks. 

Seek medical attention immediately if any of the following serious side effects occur:

  • Abnormal Chest Pain
  • Extensive Uncontrolled Rapid Breathing
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Confusion
  • Although Rare, Some People May Be Allergic To This Drug

What Are the Precautions for Albuterol?

You must share your medical history with the doctor to avoid any potential interactions or side effects. Some medical conditions such as heart problems, high blood pressure, and seizures may put you at increased risk of side effects if you need to use this drug.

It is also possible that this drug will induce dizziness; therefore, do not drive or operate machinery when using this drug without knowing how it will affect you. Also, it is crucial to limit the intake of alcohol, cannabis, and other CNS depressants.

Pregnant users should only use this medication if it is absolutely needed, and should be sure to discuss alternative options with a doctor. Lastly, be sure to avoid substances that will worsen your condition or cause lung irritation, such as smoke, pollen, pet dander, mold, and dust.

How Can You Request An Inhaler Prescription Online?

If you are interested in seeing whether an albuterol breathing treatment may improve your symptoms, you can request a prescription from one of our licensed doctors online after a medical consultation.

During your online telehealth appointment, you will go over your medical history with the doctor and describe your symptoms. The doctor will give you a real-time diagnosis, and if necessary, a prescription for albuterol will be electronically sent to your local pharmacy.

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