Ventolin HFA, the brand-name form of albuterol,
is a prescription medication used to treat bronchospasm in people who have reversible
obstructive airway disease. It is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.
Ventolin HFA belongs to a group of drugs called beta agonists or bronchodilators, which work
by relaxing the smooth muscle of the airways. This medication comes in an inhaler to be
breathed slowly into the lungs. Common side effects of Ventolin include fast heartbeat,
shakiness, headache, and nervousness. This medication is only to be used if prescribed
by your health care provider. For RxWiki, I’m Lindsay Morrison.