I am allergic to Sulfa and many preservatives. Is there an Albuterol inhaler without the Sulfate?
Albuterol Sulfate belongs to a class of drugs called bronchodilators. Bronchodilators make breathing easier by relaxing the muscles in the lungs and widening the airways. They are often used to treat long-term conditions where the airways become intermittently narrow and inflamed, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
When patients say they have a sulfa allergy typically they are allergic to a group of drugs called sulfonamides. Drugs belonging to the sulfonamide class are chemically unrelated to sulfates.
You can safely take Albuterol Sulfate.
For more information see:
- Albuterol Information for Consumers
- Albuterol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Albuterol (detailed)
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