Albuterol Solution Uses
Albuterol Solution Use in ChildrenAlbuterol solution is approved for use in children as young as two years old, depending on the particular product. Accuneb® is approved for use in children age 2 to 12, albuterol solution 0.083 percent is approved for children age 2 and up, and albuterol solution 0.5 percent is approved for those age 12 and over. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the best ways to treat childhood asthma.
Off-Label Albuterol Solution UsesOn occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend using albuterol solution for something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label uses of albuterol solution include the treatment of the following conditions:
- High potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia)
- Difficulty breathing associated with respiratory infections, such as pneumonia or the flu.
Although it is not usually thought of as a medication that can be abused, albuterol solution is sometimes used inappropriately for other uses, such as to lose weight, improve athletic performance, or to achieve a stimulant "high" (see Albuterol Abuse for more information).