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Albuterol FDA AlertsAlbuterol is a member of a class of drugs called, "beta-agonists" . Beta-agonists function in a manner opposite of the class of drugs called "beta-blockers". Beta-blockers are often prescribed to treat hypertension. Albuterol is often prescribed for asthma relief.
Beta-agonist Side Effects Study FindingsA study conducted in 2004 by Cornell and Stanford Universities, shows that prolonged use of a beta-agonist such as Albuterol "... increases cardiac risks, such as heart attacks, by more than two-fold, compared with the use of a placebo."
Another drug company warning states that Albuterol Sulfate " ... can produce a clinically significant cardiovascular effect in some patients, as measured by pulse rate, blood pressure and/ or symptoms." Taken from the drug label:
"Central nervous system effects:
Fear, anxiety, restlessness, tremor, insomnia, confusion, irritability, and psychotic states. Appetite may be reduced.
Nausea and vomiting may occur.
These are complex and usually include vasoconstriction with resultant hypertension or gangrene.
Cerebral haemorrhage and pulmonary oedema.
Stimulation of beta1-adrenergic receptors of the heart may produce tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, anginal pain, palpitations, cardiac arrest.
Stimulation of beta2-adrenergic receptors may produce hypotension with dizziness and fainting, and flushing. Hypokalaemia may occur"
Possible Albuterol Side Effects LawsuitIf you or a family member have taken Albuterol and have experienced any side effects, you may be entitled to compensation.
Register Your Albuterol ComplaintIf you feel you qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in this possible Albvuterol lawsuit, please click the link below to submit your complaint.
Published on Nov-28-04
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