Albuterol HFA

generic for ProAir HFA

Albuterol HFA Side Effects

Nervousness, shaking (tremor), headache, mouth/throat dryness or irritation, changes in taste, cough, 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.

This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.

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.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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  • metabolic acidosis
  • depression
  • hyperkinesis
  • migraine
  • tinnitus
  • hypertension
  • angina
  • myocardial ischemia
  • abnormal ECG
  • pharyngitis
  • sore throat
  • upper respiratory infection
  • rhinitis
  • pharyngeal edema
  • bronchial irritation
  • xerostomia
  • mouth irritation
  • urinary tract infection
  • urticaria
  • back pain
  • cramps in legs
  • drowsy
  • vertigo
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • fever
  • hyperhidrosis
  • chills
  • tremor
  • dysgeusia
  • ataxia
  • skin rash
  • edema
  • headache disorder
  • dry throat
  • voice change
  • palpitations
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • flatulence
  • eructation
  • hyperglycemia
  • nervousness
  • anaphylaxis
  • angioedema
  • paradoxical bronchospasm
  • symptoms of anxiety
  • tachycardia

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Albuterol is very similar to levalbuterol. Do not use medications containing levalbuterol while using albuterol.