What is albuterol sulfate and can I take it if I'm allergic to sulfa?
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 10, 2020.
I am allergic to sulfa and many preservatives. Is there an albuterol inhaler available without the sulfate?
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.
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).
For more information see: https://www.drugs.com/mcf/sulfa-allergy-which-medications-should-i-avoid
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