What does albuterol do?

Albuterol is a Beta 2 agonist used for people with either bronchitis, emphysema, or asthma. It is a bronchodilator. Albuterol can be taken in pill form or by inhaler and is used for acute symptoms or flare ups. Taking albuterol can result in heart palpitations, fast heart beat, increased blood pressure, and tremors. The inhaler can specifically cause throat irritation. Pills can lead to headaches, insomnia, and muscle cramps.