Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol)
What is Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol) used for?
Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol) is a bronchodilator prescribed to treat patients suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication relaxes the airways to allow easier respiration preventing symptoms associated with these conditions such as wheezing, breathlessness, or chest tightness. This action also makes it useful to prevent breathing trouble caused by exercise. This medication is not an emergency inhaler and should not be used in the event of an asthma attack. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol)?
Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to ensure the most effective results. One dose is normally administered one to four times each day, but your individual regimen will be based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the doses remove the cap from the inhaler, put your lips securely around the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply while pressing down on the canister to release one spray. Hold your breath for five to ten seconds after each application to allow the medication to be absorbed into the lungs. If you have not used the inhaler for more than a week it may be necessary to prime the inhaler by pointing it away from your face and pressing the canister until one spray is dispensed. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol)?
Side effects associated with the use of Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol) include:
More serious side effects that may require medical assistance are tremors, anxiety, hypokalemia, irregular heart rate, or deterioration of your asthma symptoms. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage to prevent further problems.
Do not begin using Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol) if you are allergic to salbutamol or if you have had a bad reaction to other similar treatments. Also inform your physician if you have heart disease, arrhythmias, diabetes, hypertension, or hyperthyroidism as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ventorlin Inhaler (Salbutamol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.