I'd be lost without Albuterol. I buy what I have to have, regardless of cost. IMO the lives of many asthmatics, including mine, would be greatly shortened without this drug.
I remember as a kid in the early 50's how it was before the stuff existed.
Wouldn't it be nice if the FDA didn't have a de facto ban of phenylpropanolamine, with the current attempts to get it removed from all products and the recent proposed rule to reclassify it as nonmonograph (Category II) not generally recognized as safe and effective. :-( But like with albuterol, this medication is one for which many people would gladly accept the small added risks of hemorrhagic stroke if they could use it, since not all products are interchangeable.
But I am not a physician.