Ventolin is a bronchodilator and ß2-adrenergic agonist. The drug interacts with β2-adrenergic receptors in the bronchi. Once you’ve inhaled 10-20% of the administered dose, it reaches the lower respiratory tract. Ventolin becomes active 5 minutes after inhalation and lasts for 4-6 hours. This remedy is intended to relieve asthma symptoms and treat chronic obstructive bronchitis.
Dosage and direction
Do not exceed the initial recommended Ventolin dose – 2.5 mg. Later, this dose could be increased up to 5 mg (under a doctor’s advice). The solution must be protected from microbial contamination which could penetrate the patient’s mucous. Use proper aseptic practices and procedures each time you open the bottle. Do not allow the dropper tip contact with any surface. Discard the solution if its color becomes cloudy.
If the remedy does not relieve your asthma symptoms or your symptoms became worse, consult your doctor. The drug can be combined with other inhaled preparations and asthma remedies only by your doctor’s recommendations. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you had any allergic reactions in the past and also if you have diabetes, heart diseases, blood vessel disorders, low/high blood pressure, heart rhythm problems, hypokalemia, seizure disorders.
Do not use Ventolin if you are hypersensitive to salbutamol or its other components.
Possible side effects
Common side effects include trembling or shaking of the hands or feet. In rare cases, patients reported abnormal heartbeat, chest pain, tremor, and nervousness.
Do not combine Ventolin with other short-acting bronchodilators or (if advised by a doctor) combine them with caution. Avoid the joint use with monoamine oxidase inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants. These drugs can be used no earlier than 2 weeks after treatment with Ventolin is completed. Do jot combine salbutamol with beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents. This can result in a severe bronchospasm and block the effect of Ventolin. Avoid using nonpotassium-sparing diuretics while being treated with salbutamol. In addition, Ventolin can decrease serum levels of digoxin.
If you missed a dose of Ventolin at your usual time, do it as soon as possible. But if it is too late or almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Try to take your doses at the same time each day.
An overdose of Ventolin can cause irregular heartbeat, tremor, headache, severe hypopotassemia.
Store the medication in a closed container at a room temperature away from children, pets, moisture, and sunlight.
This instruction contains only basic information about Ventolin inhaler which does not cover all possible precautions. Do not use this information for self-treatment. Each patient is individual and can start using the tablets for impotence only after consulting a doctor. We disclaim the accuracy of this information. We bear no responsibility for any damage as a result of the use of this information and for consequences of self-diagnosis and self-medication.