Buy Ventolin inhaler
Brand names: Ventolin, Ventoline, Ventilan, Aerolin, Ventorlin, Asthalin, Asthavent, Proventil, ProAir, Salamol, Airomir, AZMASOL, Ventosol, Asmol
Active ingredient: Salbutamol, Albuterol
Removal of asthma attacks in asthma and prevention of bronchospasm attacks expected, for example, as a result of physical exertion or exposure to allergens. The drug is also indicated for the relief of bronchospasm in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Ventolin inhaler, which does not contain CFC, is only intended for administration by inhalation. Patients who have difficulty breathing synchronize using an inhaler, it is recommended to use an additional spacer "Volumatic" - a device for facilitating inhalation of inhaled drugs.
How to use Ventolin inhaler?
Adults: for the relief of acute bronchospasm used 100mcg dose-200 mg (1-2 inhalations). Prophylactically before exercise or anticipated contact with allergens, used 200 mcg (2 inhalations) for 10-15 minutes before anticipated exposure to the allergen or exercise.
Children: as for the treatment of acute bronchospasm and prophylactically applied 100 mcg Ventolin. If necessary, the dose may be increased up to 200 micrograms (2 inhalation).
The total daily dose of Ventolin (salbutamol) should not exceed 800 micrograms (8 inhalations).
Acting bronchodilator drugs should not be the sole or primary agents in the treatment of patients with severe or unstable asthma. Such patients should be treated under the supervision of medical specialists as severe asthma is a life-threatening disease and for the treatment of such patients should decide on the appointment of inhaled and / or oral corticosteroids.
Increasing the dose or frequency of use of the drug indicates a worsening of the disease. Sudden and progressive worsening of asthma is a life-threatening condition and in such a situation, it is recommended to begin treatment with glucocorticoids or increase their dose.
Treatment of beta-adrenoceptor agonists in some cases may be accompanied by severe hypokalemia. The risk of hypokalemia is particularly high in patients with severe asthma, as some drugs that are assigned simultaneously with Ventolin, such as xanthine derivatives, steroids, diuretics and hypoxia may enhance hypokalemia. Therefore, this group of patients should monitor the level of potassium in the blood serum.
Patients who are treated with Ventolin at home, should be warned that, in the case of reducing the effectiveness of treatment or duration of relief from treatment should not attempt to increase the dose or frequency of administration of the drug and consult a doctor.
Ventolin is used with caution in patients with hyperthyroidism.
Advised to seek medical advice if the duration of the relief from the use of the drug is less than 3 hours.
Pregnancy and lactation
Sufficiently large and well-controlled clinical trials on the use of salbutamol in pregnant women have been conducted. According to animal experiments Ventolin larger doses may provoke damage to the fetus. As with other drugs, salbutamol during pregnancy should be prescribed only in cases where the use of the drug would exceed the potential risk to the fetus. Ventolin penetrates the mother's milk, so assign it to nursing mothers should only when the benefits of breastfeeding is more than the possible risk to the infant.
Effects on ability to drive and use other mechanisms.
Data on the effect of Ventolin (salbutamol) on the ability to drive and there are no other mechanisms.
Side effects of Ventolin inhaler
The drug can cause muscle tremors easy, especially in the hands. This symptom is dose-dependent and is a fairly common symptom in the application of beta-adrenoceptor agonists. It may sometimes be a headache.
Because the drug causes dilation of peripheral vascular disease, some patients may experience minor compensatory tachycardia.
Very rarely, there may be symptoms of hypersensitivity such as angioedema, urticaria, bronchospasm, hypotension with syncope. Also very rarely can occur muscle contractions.
As with other inhalers may develop paradoxical bronchospasm. In this case, inhalation of Ventolin should be stopped immediately and move on to another route of administration of a drug or use an alternative high-speed bronchodilator.
The use of beta-adrenergic agonists can lead to significant hypokalemia.
Similarly, other beta-adrenoceptor agonist Ventolin can sometimes lead to hyperactivity in children.
When inhaled salbutamol may be irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat.
Ventolin in the treatment of reported cases of tachycardia and other cardiac arrhythmias, including ventricular fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia and arrhythmia. Some patients may experience sinus tachycardia.