What is Ventolin (Salbutamol) used for?
Ventolin (Salbutamol) is an inhalable medication prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication relaxes the airways and the lungs to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions. It should be noted that this medication is only meant to prevent attacks from occurring and an emergency inhaler should be kept on hand for such a case.
How should I use Ventolin (Salbutamol) ?
Ventolin (Salbutamol) is normally administered twice daily at a dosage of one spray, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be administered strictly according to the instructions of your doctor and those included with the packaging. Gently shake the inhaler to mix its contents, remove the cover, exhale deeply, place your mouth securely over the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply while pressing down on the canister to draw the medicine into the lungs. It is recommended to hold your breath for twenty seconds or as long as is comfortable for you to allow the medicine to be absorbed into the lungs. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Ventolin (Salbutamol) ?
Ventolin (Salbutamol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms such as tremors, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, hypertension, low potassium levels, difficulty breathing, or the deterioration of the symptoms being treated. These conditions may require reduced dosages or application frequency to stop more complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Ventolin (Salbutamol) if you are allergic to salbutamol or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, or an irregular heart rate as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Ventolin (Alubterol 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.
Ventolin (Albuterol 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.