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Albuterol comes in a metal canister that releases the drug by means of what is known as a metered dose inhaler (MDI). MDIs transform liquid Albuterol into a fine mist that is then inhaled through the mouth, sometimes by means of an additional device called a spacer. The usual dose is 2 puffs as needed to relieve symptoms, and can be repeated every 4 to 6 hours. Those with exercise-induced asthma are usually recommended to use Albuterol about 15 to 30 minutes before physical activity. Follow the labelâ€™s instructions carefully for using your Albuterol inhaler's MDI.