|Short description Overview   Salbutamol is a drug belonging to the class of drugs known as short-acting beta-2 agonists. It is also referred to as albuterol. In addition to being used to treat a number of problems including delaying delivery in women undergoing premature labor, Salbutamol is mainly used to treat the symptoms of asthma. It works by dilating the airways.   Salbutamol is used to bring short-term relief to the symptoms of asthma and other conditions similar to asthma like chest tightness, coughing, and wheezing. The drug is also prescribed to prevent asthma symptoms that are caused by exercises or unavoidable exposure to allergens.   Salbutamol may be prescribed to treat other conditions not mentioned in this medical guide.