Albuterol is a medication for the treatment and prevention of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other lung conditions, according to MedlinePlus. Doctors may prescribe albuterol for use in a nebulizer or a... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Common side effects of using a nebulizer include uncontrollable shaking, nervousness, nausea, headache, throat irritation and cough, according to MedlinePlus. More serious side effects include irregular heartbeat, swelli... More »

While most patients tolerate albuterol with few side effects, the most common side effects are trembling of the hands and feet or shaking of the extremities. Many of these side effects go away as the body adjusts to the ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects

MedlinePlus explains a nebulizer must be thoroughly cleaned before each breathing treatment. Attach one end of the hose to the compressor nozzle, fill the medicine cup with the correct medication, attach the hose to the ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

The purpose of a nebulizer is to turn liquid medicine into a fine mist to treat asthma, according to Healthline. The medical device uses an air compressor to deliver the medicine through a tube to the lungs, without the ... More »

Medications for treating asthma include albuterol and Atrovent and inhaled corticosteroids such as Flovent and Pulmicort, according to Mayo Clinic. These medications are only available by prescription. Primatene Mist has... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Safety studies have concluded that albuterol is the preferred medication for treating asthma while pregnant, according to Women should not stop taking the asthma-controlling medication due to pregn... More » Health Women's Health Pregnancy