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Volmax is a medication that is used to treat symptoms of bronchospasm or wheezing in patients with reversible obstructive airway disease, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Albuterol, the active ingredient in Volmax, belongs to a class of medications called bronchodilators. The medication works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and increasing airflow to the lungs.
Use and Dosage
Albuterol is available in the form of extended-release tablets for oral administration. The tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water and can be taken with or without food. Follow the healthcare provider's instructions carefully when taking Albuterol.
The recommended dosage of albuterol tablets can vary depending on the patient's individual medical condition, age, weight, and other factors. Follow the healthcare provider's instructions carefully when taking Albuterol, including the correct dosage and frequency of administration. The starting dose for adults is 4mg twice a day, which can be increased to up to 8mg twice a day if necessary. However, the recommended dosage may be different for children, and consult with a healthcare provider for appropriate dosing information and any other questions or concerns you may have.
The medication works by relaxing the muscles in the airway and can be helpful for treating conditions such as asthma. If you experience any side effects or discomfort after taking Volmax, you should contact your healthcare provider. Continue taking the medication as prescribed and not stop or change the dosage without consulting a healthcare provider. Additionally, store the medication in a cool, dry place and keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Common Side Effects of Volmax (Albuterol):
- Muscle tremors
- Palpitations or a racing heart
Serious Side Effects of Volmax (Albuterol):
- Allergic reactions, which can cause difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, and hives.
- Chest pain
- High blood pressure
- Low potassium levels (which can cause abnormal heart rhythms and muscle weakness)
- Rapid or fluttering heartbeat
- Severe headache or dizziness
- Tremors or shaking
Forms and Strength
Volmax (Albuterol) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 2 mg
- 4 mg
- 8 mg
- Use with caution in patients with heart disease, as albuterol can cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure.
- Use with caution in patients with seizures, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, or kidney disease, as albuterol may exacerbate these conditions.
- Use with caution in patients taking other medications, as albuterol may interact with certain drugs, such as beta-blockers and diuretics.
- Use with caution in pregnant or breastfeeding women, as the effects of albuterol on fetal development or milk production are not yet clear.
- Use with caution in patients with a history of drug allergies or hypersensitivity to albuterol.
- Use with caution in patients with a history of seizures or epilepsy, as albuterol may lower the seizure threshold.
- Use with caution in patients with hypokalemia (low potassium levels), as albuterol may further decrease potassium levels.
- Overuse of albuterol may lead to tolerance and reduced effectiveness.
- Albuterol should not be used as a sole therapy for status asthmaticus or other acute episodes of asthma or COPD.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Volmax safe to use during pregnancy?
There is limited information on the use of Volmax during pregnancy, and it should only be used if the potential benefits outweigh the risks. You should consult with your doctor before taking Volmax if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Can Volmax be used in children?
Yes, Volmax can be used in children, but the dosage and administration should be determined by a doctor.
Can Volmax be used for an acute asthma attack?
No, Volmax is not intended for immediate relief of bronchospasm and should not be used to treat an acute asthma attack. Instead, a fast-acting inhaler such as albuterol (Proventil) should be used.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Volmax?
If you miss a dose of Volmax, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
Can Volmax cause dependency?
No, there is no evidence of Volmax causing dependency or addiction.
It's important to purchase Volmax from verified Canadian pharmacy.