Why Is Albuterol Abused?
Albuterol can have a stimulatory effect, increasing the blood pressure and heart rate. It is possible that some people may abuse albuterol for its stimulant properties, although most people simply feel "jittery" from albuterol overuse. Because stimulants can cause weight loss, some people may overuse albuterol in an attempt to lose weight. Recently, there is more interest in using albuterol to increase athletic performance. Albuterol is not approved for any of these uses.