Ventolin Inhaler 100 mcg (200 mdi)
Ventolin (Salbutamol) is used to treat or prevent breathing problems who have asthma
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Ventolin Inhaler 100 mcg
Ventolin Inhaler 100mcg is an effective product to relieve you from acute breathing problem. It is highly recommended to treat symptoms of shortness of breath and wheezing caused by asthma. The medicine contains Salbutamol Inhaler which helps to improve breathing.
Uses of Ventolin Inhaler
If you are suffering from respiratory conditions like chronic bronchitis and emphysema as well as breathing shortness, Ventolin inhaler is made for you. It is a CFC-free device can improve breathing and works as a short-acting rescue medication for the people suffering from asthma. It is widely recommended to treat bronchitis symptoms, acute bronchitis, and pneumonia symptoms.
Working of Ventolin Inhaler
Ventolin Inhaler 100mcg is made to deliver Salbutamol 100 mcg in an aerosol with each actuation. This active ingredient is a β2 agonist that can widen bronchial airways of the lungs to make you feel relieved from breathing shortness. This ingredient can sufficiently reduce contraction in the airways. Remember Ventolin Inhaler is not a preventer or complete diagnosis of asthma and it should not be used to cure the underlying causes of asthma, infection or any other diseases of the airways. This medication should be taken only under the prescription of a doctor.
The manufacturer of Ventolin is GSK, France. The medicine is available in the form of an inhaler.
Do not use Ventolin Inhaler if you:
Experts advice to not use Ventolin Inhaler 100mcg if you are:
- Already using β-blocking agents, such as propranolol
- Allergic to salbutamol or its any of the other ingredients
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should discuss with a doctor first
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have heart disease, hypertension, or congestive heart failure
- Overactive thyroid
- Heart rhythm disorder
How to use?
You just have to remove the mouthpiece cover and shake the inhaler before breathing it orally. Hold your breath for a moment after taking it and then breathe normally. Usually, Ventolin Inhaler is recommended to take at an interval of 5-6 hours for the asthma patients. You should contact your doctor for the correct dosage and know its effects. If you have not used your device for the last 15 days then you should prime it before using; just spray into the air for 3-4 times before puffing into the mouth. For those patients who require more than one-time spray, take a little pause before taking the second dose.
How much to use?
Usually, doctors advise taking regular puffs from Ventolin Inhaler 100mcg 3-4 times a day, depending on the severity of the condition. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. And if you have taken an overdose at a time, don’t try to compensate the loss by taking an overdose. Try to not take the double dose of Ventolin Inhaler 100mcg (CFC-Free).
For how long to use Ventolin Inhaler?
Use Ventolin inhaler exactly as instructed by your doctor. Do not use longer than recommended. Follow the directions given on your prescription label.
Side effects of Ventolin Inhaler:
Although Ventolin Inhaler 100mcg known to be a safe medication and free from any side effects of serious nature but the possibility of some minor side effects cannot be ignored. The possible side effects of this inhaler include:
- Peripheral vasodilatation
- Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
- Shaky feeling
- Chest pain
- Mouth or throat irritation
Common Drug interactions:
Tell your doctor about the following medications:
- Antidepressants such as doxepin, amitriptyline, and others
- MAO inhibitors such as selegiline, phenelzine, rasagiline
- Other bronchodilators such as Levalbuterol, terbutaline, isoproterenol
Things to remember:
Ventolin Inhaler should be stored below 30°C and try to protect it from direct heat as well as frost. If it is not working properly, shake it once or twice before puffing.