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Before discussing Albuterol side effects here's a little background information. Albuterol is a fast-acting inhaler, sometimes called a "rescue inhaler", and is available both in generic form and multiple brand name products. It also comes in various dose forms which makes it easy to take in different situations. The side effects of Albuterol discussed here are for a combination of the different dose forms (inhalers, tablets, oral solutions, nebulizer solutions, etc.), as well as for the different brand and generic products.

  • Agitation
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Asthma exacerbation
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest discomfort
  • Chest Pain
  • Cold Symptoms
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Flu Syndrome
  • Flushing
  • Gastroenteritis - inflammation and/or irritation of the stomach and intestines
  • Headache
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritability
  • Lymphadenopathy - swollen glands (i.e. lymph nodes)
  • Migraine
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Otitis media - middle ear infection
  • Palpitations - pounding/fluttering sensation in the chest
  • Restlessness
  • Skin/Appendage Infection
  • Stomach ache
  • Tachycardia - abnormally fast heart rate
  • Tremor
  • Weakness
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Arrhythmias - abnormal heart rhythms, including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia and extrasystoles
  • Bronchospasm - abnormal spasm/contraction of the bronchioles (airways)
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Discoloration of the teeth
  • Epistaxis - nosebleeds
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nightmares
  • Oropharyngeal edema - swelling in the mouth and throat area due to fluid retention
  • Rash
  • Urticaria - hives
  • Angina
  • Central nervous system stimulation
  • Drying or irritation of the oropharynx - i.e. drying or irritation of the mouth and throat area
  • Hypertension - high blood pressure
  • Unusual taste in mouth
  • Vertigo - a dizzying/reeling sensation, like one is about to fall
  • Vomiting

This month's issue focuses primarily on updates regarding some popular weight loss medications .

If you or someone you know are currently taking (or plan to take) a diet pill for weight loss then you this month's updates will be of particular interest to you.

is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that has been approved by the  to be used for weight loss in overweight adults ...when it is used along with a 

Orlistat, the generic name for Alli, was originally only available via prescription  but now, Alli, a lower dose of Xenical, is what you can get over the counter.

As with most OTC products, and just about every retail product you can also buy over the internet, and while there usually isn't a problem when you purchase from reputable online retail outlets such as, who have a solid track record of providing quality products, the  products have primarily been traced to online auction sites.

The  contain orlistat, but rather it contains sibutramine which is also a used for weight loss but works in a different manner - it is a stimulant.

More on , in the next section...