Albuterol, also known as salbutamol, is a drug that people can administer to relax their airways and treat asthma. It is used to prevent and treat a variety of breathing issues, like coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness caused by asthma and other airway-related issues. Along with airway-related issues, albuterol is used to treat muscle paralysis.
In bodybuilding , albuterol can be administered for fat burning, and is also an effective steroid for gaining lean muscle mass. While it can work well for the purposes of an effective workout, the methodology of its function best serves for fat burning, which classifies it (for the purposes of exercise and health in those without bronchial issues or paralysis) as a weight loss drug. Like any other drug or steroid, dosages will vary from person to person and between genders, and should be administered (for the purposes of weight loss or building muscle mass) by a professional who can accurately dose you based on your unique body type, weight, gender, and other variables.
Albuterol is most commonly found in inhalers and to use it, patients inhale it through the mouth. Originally coming as a liquid, it turns into a mist and is transferred through the inhaler to the patient’s mouth. The solution should be used whenever needed to relieve chest tightness and coughing. Use albuterol as directed and do not take more or less than what your doctor recommends.
If you do happen to miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember that you have missed it. If you miss it and it is almost time for the next dose, do not double up on doses, as it can be physically harmful. Do not take a double dose in order to make up for the missed one, even if it sounds like a good idea.
While Albuterol is very helpful in many ways, there are also some side effects that can arise due to constant use. Some side effects include uncontrollable shaking, headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and fits of coughing. You can also experience the swelling of the feet, hands, ankles, and throat, as well as difficulty swallowing and hoarseness of the voice. A doctor should be notified if there are any other side effects not listed or if the listed symptoms intensify.
Albuterol should be kept in the container it came in and should not be moved to another means of storage. Keep it out of the hands of children and be sure to completely close the container. Store the medicine at room temperature, as well as away from heat and moisture. Many people store it in the cabinets of kitchens or bathrooms, but this is not recommended. If you are no longer using the medicine or if the medicine has expired, dispose of it and do not continue to use it. Take it to a medical professional who knows how to dispose of it instead of disposing of it yourself.
Overdoses can occur if too much medicine is taken at one time and can lead to a possible death. If a family member or someone close to you is currently taking albuterol as a means to treat airway-related issues, here are symptoms of overdose to look out for: chest pain, a fast or irregular heartbeat, intense headaches, lack of energy for several days, nervousness, seizures, and nausea. If a family member has collapsed or is not breathing due to an overdose, immediately call emergency services to treat them.
While this medicine is suitable for many, do not let other people take your medicine, as it might have unseen effects on their body. When it eventually runs out, be sure to dispose of the canister properly and do not re-use the empty canister. Safely dispose of the canister or let your doctor dispose of it. As an aerosol spray, using it around an open flame or a heat source is not recommended. When using the medication, take caution and try to keep it out of your eyes. If you do get it in your eyes, immediately flush it out with water and seek medical treatment.
When using this medicine, it is important that you get your prescription refilled by a doctor before you run out completely. If you use it every day and do not get your prescription filled until after it runs out, you could cause a decline in your health and an increase in discomfort until it is filled.
If you are pregnant, tell your doctor, as it is not known if albuterol can pass into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. To be on the safe side, do not breastfeed while taking albuterol for the purpose of bodybuilding, for any restrictive airway disease, or any other reason. In terms of children, albuterol should not be given to children younger than two years of age unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, and children who are old enough to use albuterol should be supervised closely during the initial two-week period of dosing.
If you suffer from restricted airways, pain in the chest, mild muscle paralysis, or uncontrollable fits of coughing, your doctor might recommend using albuterol to relieve you. Likewise, for those trying to gain muscle mass or lose weight quickly and effectively, albuterol can be a great choice, but those using this steroid should be watched closely, especially during the initial onset of usage.