Patients can use an albuterol inhaler every four to six hours.
What happens if I use my inhaler too much?
If patients take this medication too frequently, it could make the symptoms of asthma worse or other adverse effects, resulting in continuous overuse of the medication. If you need your medication more than prescribed talk to your doctor. In case of emergency call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately. For adverse effects please see our adverse effects page.
How many puffs of albuterol can I take?
Your physician will order albuterol for you and provide you with directions related to the number of puffs you should take. The number of puffs ordered is usually one or two every four to six hours.
How many times can you use an albuterol inhaler in a day?
The number of times you can use your inhaler depends on the dose that you are prescribed; however, patients are not to exceed four doses (800 mcg) a day.
How often can I use my albuterol inhaler for bronchitis?
Although you can use your albuterol Inhaler every four to six hours as prescribed by your physician and up to 800 mcg a day, depending on the severity of your bronchitis, your physician may want you to start using a nebulizer. To determine which option is best, speak to your physician.