||Salbutamol and Albuterol
Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol) is used to treat people with asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. It relaxes the smooth muscle in the lung and dilates airways to improve breathing. This enables the powder to reach deep into the lungs for maximum benefit.
Dosage and administration
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor.
Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol) may come with an instruction leaflet. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have. Before using, be sure that the canister is properly inserted into the inhaler unit and shake well. Exhale slowly and deeply. Unless your doctor has told you otherwise, position the mouthpiece between your lips and try to rest your tongue flat. Your doctor may have told you to hold the inhaler 1 or 2 inches (2 or 3 centimetres) away from your open mouth or may have instructed you to use a special spacing device. As you start to take a slow deep breath, press the canister and mouthpiece together at exactly the same time to administer a dose of this medicine. Continue inhaling slowly and deeply and hold your breath for as long as comfortable, then exhale slowly through pursed lips or through your nose. If more than 1 inhalation is to be used, wait a few minutes and repeat the above process.
Keep the spray away from your eyes.
Side effects of Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol), that may go away during treatment, include:
- Fast heartbeat
- Difficulty sleeping, or nausea
If these side effects continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience rashes, hives, itching, wheezing, or increased difficulty breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you suffer from any allergies.
- If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
- If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
- If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.