Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol)
What is Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol) used for?
Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol) is an inhalable bronchodilator prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication widens and relaxes the airways allowing easier and more comfortable respiration. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions. Note that this medication is only meant to prevent asthma attacks from occurring and should not be used in the case of an emergency. Always keep an emergency inhaler on hand for use during an asthma attack.
How should I use Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol)?
Ventorlin (Salbutamol) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results. One dose is normally administered once or twice daily depending on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication gently shake the inhaler to mix its contents, remove the cover, exhale deeply, place your mouth securely around the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply while pressing the canister to draw the medication into the lungs. It is suggested 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. Inform your doctor about any concerns ro questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol)?
Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include irregular heartbeats, chest pain, tremors, hypertension, low potassium levels, deterioration of the symptoms being treated. Tell your doctor about any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations can be made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Ventorlin Inhaler (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. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have diabetes, irregular heartbeats, heart disease, an overactive thyroid gland, or hypertension as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Ventorlin Inhaler (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.
Ventorlin Inhaler (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.