LONG term Albuterol effects
I recently found out I have exercise-induced asthma and my doctor prescribed me Albuterol to take 2 puffs about 20 - 30 mins before exercising. I took the inhaler as prescribed for about a month or so but before I continue using it on a regular basis, I would like to know if there are any long-term side effects of this drug? I've been reading online that it has been known to lower potassium levels and worsen diabetes. I do not have diabetes but it does run in my family. I was wondering if there are any other moderate or severe side effects of using this inhaler on a regular basis for a long time? Is there something else I could do to improve my breathing during exercise? Thanks!!
Last edited by Roopdog; 03-25-2010 at 12:19 PM.