1999-2002 Questions and Answers
Drug Information Center: Asthma
Question: I have had asthma ever since I was born. I've been on albuterol for the past 15 years. My question is, does albuterol have a tendency to make people eat more. I work-out all the time and I feel I should be more fit than I am. When my asthma was under control for about a year I was able to become very thin and fit. Now my asthma is not as good and I cannot get back to where I was. Thanks for the info.
Answer: I am not aware of individuals experiencing weight gain due to the medication albuterol. If your asthma is not being adequately controlled with this medication, you may not be as physically active as when your asthma was well controlled. This may result in your workouts not being as efficient or as effective as they once were. I would strongly encourage you to discuss your asthma symptoms with your healthcare provider to determine if another medication or an additional medication may be needed to adequately control your asthma on a continual basis.
Sondra May, Pharm.D., Drug Information Pharmacist, Denver, CO
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.