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ALBUTEROL
(Proventil)

Albuterol
Albuterol

PACKAGED: 2.5 mg in 3 ml plastic ampule (4 in drug bag)

LOCATION: Airway Compartment

INDICATIONS:
Asthma, Emphysema, COPD
Bronchospasm in Asthma, COPD
Allergic reaction with wheezing

ADULT: 
2.5 mg (3 ml), nebulized with O2 at 8-10 LPM.
Combine Ipratropium with first dose of Albuterol.
May repeat Albuterol up to 2 times for a total of 3 doses

PEDI:
2.5 mg (3 ml), nebulized with O2 at 8-10 LPM.
Combine Ipratropium with first dose of Albuterol.
May repeat Albuterol up to 2 times for a total of 3 doses

THERAPEUTIC ACTION:
Bronchodilator

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Prior hypersensitivity reaction to Albuterol
Cardiac dysrhythmias associated with tachycardia.

PRECAUTIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS:
Once initiated, the patient should be removed by EMS.
Side effects are usually dose related: restlessness, apprehension, dizziness, palpitations, tachycardia, and dysrhythmias. May precipitate angina pectoris and dysrhythmias.

REQUIRES MCP:
ADULT: No  
PEDI: No