proair, the brand-name form of albuterol,is a prescription medication used to treat or prevent asthma attacks, also known as bronchospasms.it is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. proair belongs to a group ofdrugs called beta agonists or bronchodilators, which work by relaxing the smooth muscle ofthe airways. this medication comes in an inhaler form and is to be inhaled slowly into thelungs. for treatment or prevention of an asthma attack, the usual dosage for adults and children4 years and older is two inhalations repeated every 4 to 6 hours as needed. for treatmentof exercise-induced bronchospasm the usual dosage for adults and children 4 years ofage or older is two inhalations 15 to 30 minutes before exercise. common side effects of proairinclude fast heartbeat, shakiness, headache,
and nervousness. it's important not to takeproair unless prescribed by a doctor. for rxwiki, i'm lindsay morrison.