Albuterol vs Primatene

Albuterol
(Rx)
Primatene
(OTC)
Albuterol is an asthma / COPD medication.
Primatene is an asthma / COPD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.2
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Asthma
2.6
Concern level
1.8
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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December 28, 1995
November 8, 1967
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
72,177 Discussions
7,403 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
#2 for Wheezing
#4 for COPD
#5 for Asthma Attack
Albuterol is prescribed for Asthma, Wheezing and Shortness of Breath and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
Primatene is approved for Asthma and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Alb
Tiredness
3
Jitteriness
3
Anxiety
3
Shaking
2
Headaches
2
Chest Pain
2
Chest Tightness
2
Weakness
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Cramping
1
Pri
Increased Appetite
9
Major Depression
3
Jitteriness
2
Decrease in Appetite
2
Depression
1
Anxiety
1
Tachycardia
1
Sweating
1
Addiction
1
Loss of Appetite
1
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Albuterol
Alb
Primatene
Pri
Tiredness
Alb
Pri
3
0
Jitteriness
Alb
Pri
3
2
Anxiety
Alb
Pri
3
1
Shaking
Alb
Pri
2
0
Headaches
Alb
Pri
2
0
Chest Pain
Alb
Pri
2
0
Chest Tightness
Alb
Pri
2
0
Weakness
Alb
Pri
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Alb
Pri
1
0
Cramping
Alb
Pri
1
0
Increased Appetite
Pri
Alb
9
0
Major Depression
Pri
Alb
3
0
Jitteriness
Pri
Alb
2
3
Decrease in Appetite
Pri
Alb
2
0
Depression
Pri
Alb
1
0
Anxiety
Pri
Alb
1
3
Tachycardia
Pri
Alb
1
0
Sweating
Pri
Alb
1
0
Addiction
Pri
Alb
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Pri
Alb
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Albuterol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Albuterol and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Primatene and alcohol.
Method of use
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Dosages
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Solution: 2.5 mg /3 mL (0.083 %), 2.5 mg/0.5 mL, 0.63 mg/3 mL, 1.25 mg/3 mL, 5 mg/mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg, 8 mg (OSM)
Aerosol: 90 mcg/actuation
Capsule: 200 mcg
Syrup: 2 mg/5 mL
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Albuterol
Epinephrine, Epinephrine Bitartrate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Albuterol and Primatene: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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