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Wednesday 01 March 2006

Paradoxical bronchospasm: a potentially life threatening adverse effect of albuterol.

By: Raghunathan K, Nagajothi N.

South Med J 2006 Mar;99(3):288-9

We report a case of paradoxical bronchospasm to both levalbuterol and albuterol. While the exact mechanism for this known adverse effect of albuterol is not known, awareness of this adverse effect can be life saving to the patient. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of paradoxical bronchospasm to levalbuterol inhalation solution.

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