What is Asthalin (Salbutamol) used for?
Asthalin (Salbutamol) is an oral bronchodilator prescribed for the treatment of asthma or similar respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication relaxes and widens the airways to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. Your doctor may prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well. Keep in mind that this medication is not meant to treat attacks as they occur and an emergency inhaler should be kept on hand at all times for such a case.
How should I use Asthalin (Salbutamol)?
Asthalin (Salbutamol) is normally administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never change the tablets` form by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Asthalin (Salbutamol)?
The use of Asthalin (Salbutamol) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may occur while using the medication include low potassium levels, tremors, severe muscle pain, irregular heartbeats, hyperactivity, trouble breathing, or deterioration of the symptoms being treated. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any symptoms that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your frequency of administration, dosage, or emergency medical attention is sought in more serious cases.
Asthalin (Salbutamol) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to salbutamol or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, irregular heartbeats, heart disease, an overactive thyroid gland, or hypertension as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Asthalin (Salbutamol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Asthalin (Salbutamol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.