Salbutamol is a bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. It is used to treat asthma, bronchitis, and other conditions involving narrow or constricted airways.
What is Salbutamol?
Salbutamol is a fast-acting reliever inhaler used to reduce the symptoms of asthma. It can also be used to prevent asthma symptoms that may be brought on by exercise or allergen exposure that cannot be avoided.
How does it work?
The active ingredient, salbutamol, opens up the airways which reduces the symptoms of chest tightness, wheezing and coughing while easing breathing. Salbutamol is a medication called a short-acting beta-2-agonist that will relax the muscles in the airways causing them to expand.
Is Salbutamol suitable for me?
This medication can be used in adults and children over 4 years.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Salbutamol.
Always use this medication exactly in the way your doctor has instructed.
For Adults, Older people and adolescents aged 12 years and over:
- For relieving symptoms of an acute asthma attack and intermittent asthma: the starting dose is one puff (100mg) that may be increased to two puffs (200mg)
- To prevent symptoms before exercise or a trigger: the starting dose is two puffs (200mg) that may be increased to four puffs (400mg)
For Children ages 4 to 11 years:
- For relieving symptoms of an acute asthma attack and intermittent asthma: the starting dose is one puff (100mg) as required. This may be increased to two puffs (200mg) if required
- To prevent symptoms before exercise or a trigger: the starting dose is one puff (100mg) that may be increased to two puffs (200mg) if required
The maximum daily dose (in 24 hours) for both adults and children aged 4 years and over is 8 puffs of the 100mg (800 micrograms)
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Salbutamol (Easyhaler) patient leaflet
You should not use salbutamol if you are allergic to it. To make sure salbutamol is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: heart disease, high blood pressure, or congestive heart failure; a seizure disorder such as epilepsy; diabetes; or overactive thyroid.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Salbutamol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using salbutamol. Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
How should I use salbutamol? Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed. An overdose of salbutamol can be fatal.
Salbutamol is usually taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed. For best results, take at evenly spaced intervals. Do not take more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Shake the inhaler well before each spray. Prime the inhaler if you are using it for the first time or if you have not used it in a while (more than 2 weeks).
If you use salbutamol more often than you should, the medicine may stop working as well. Do not take more of this medication than recommended for your age and weight. An overdose of albuterol can be fatal.
To clean your inhaler: Remove the metal canister from the plastic casing. The canister has a counter on it that shows how many sprays of medicine you have left. Wash the plastic casing in warm water and dry thoroughly before putting the inhaler back together again. Wash your mouthpiece with warm water at least once a week.
Seek medical attention in the case of an overdose, as it may be fatal. Salbutamol can cause: a fast or irregular heartbeat; chest pain and severe dizziness, feeling like you might pass out; tremors, nervousness, headache, feeling light-headed; or low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination).
Common side effects
headache, back pain; or
changes in taste.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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Is Salbutamol a steroid?
No, Salbutamol is not a steroid. It is a bronchodilator that works by relaxing the muscles in the airways to allow for easier breathing.
Are Salbutamol and Ventolin the same?
Salbutamol and Ventolin contain the same active ingredient, salbutamol sulfate. They are both bronchodilators that work by relaxing the muscles in the airways to allow for easier breathing. However, Ventolin is a brand name for salbutamol that is only available in certain countries, while Salbutamol is the generic name for the medication.
Is this medication suited for me?
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How is the medication delivered?
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Is Salbutamol good for a dry cough?
While Salbutamol is not specifically indicated for the treatment of a dry cough, it can help to relieve symptoms associated with a dry cough such as shortness of breath and wheezing. In some cases, a doctor may prescribe Salbutamol for the treatment of a dry cough that is caused by bronchitis or another respiratory condition.
When is it best to use a Salbutamol Easyhaler?
A Salbutamol Easyhaler is most effective when used as needed for short-term relief of asthma symptoms. The easyhaler should be primed before use, by shaking it and then releasing four puffs of medicine into the air, away from the face. Once primed, the inhaler will provide 200 doses of medication.
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