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Ventolin inhaler (salbutamol)

Ventolin is a reliever inhaler. Ventolin is the most commonly know branded version of the active ingredient: salbutamol. This is a short-acting beta 2 agonist used to treat the symptoms of asthma. It can be used bother before exposure to asthma causing situation or substance and also once an asthma attack has been triggered. Ventolin is available on the NHS however they limit the number to no more than 5 inhalers per anum per person. As a private prescription service MyOnlineDoctor does not have limits on the number of inhalers you can order in a year and furthermore you would not have to waste time visiting your doctor in order to obtain an inhaler.


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How it works

Salbutamol is a short-acting beta 2 agonist. It acts on the beta2-adrenergic receptor which is responsible for regulating muscle contraction/relaxation. Taking salbutamol has the effect of relaxing the muscles in the airways resulting in dilation of bronchial passages.

Taking Ventolin

Ventolin is a reliever medication and can be taken when the symptoms of asthma flare up or just before excersise or before comming in contact with somthing that can trigger an asthma attack.

Take 1-2 puffs on your inhaler as soon as you feel an asthma attack coming on. Follow best practive guidelines for inhaling and if required do use an inhaling chamber or bottle such as an Aero chamber. This will help to properly inhale the medication. The treatment should get to work almost immediately to alleviate your symptoms. Remember to store the treatment in a suitable enviroment, read the information leaflet for further information.

Side Effects of taking Ventolin

There is a wide range of side effects that can occure from taking salbutamol some can be quite common ranging from 1 in 100 people to very rare occuring in only around 1 in 10,000 people. The most common side effects include;

  • an increased heart rate
  • headaches
  • tremors
Less common side effects which can occur once in every 1,000 to less than once in every ten housand include;
  • heart palpitations
  • problems with the metabolic
  • mouth or throat irritation
  • vasodilatation generally on the extremities
  • muscle cramps or ceasures
Effecting less that one person in every 10,000 could be more servere side effects that could need medical attention they include;
  • heart problems causing chest pains. (it is advised to seek immediate medical advice if this is the case)
  • hyperactivity
  • reactions due to hypersensitivity which can including bronchospasm, angioedema, urticaria, lowered blood pressure and even collapse
  • an increase in wheezing and paradoxical bronchospasm - if this occures - stop using Ventolin, or mabe substitue for an alternative inhaled

Further information

Ventolin is a reliever inhaler which can be used preventatively by asthma sufferers before exercising.

Should you find yourself using ventolin more frequently, or if you feel the medication has become less effective, you should talk to your GP about your asthma management programme.

Manufacturer: Allen & Hanburys

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best inhaler

Reviewed by Katie on .

I've used several asthma inhalers in the past and I find that Ventolin is by far the best one.

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