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Ventorlin CFC Free Inhaler - 100mcg  

Salbutamol
Ventorlin CFC Free Inhaler - 100mcg

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Salbutamol is the active ingredient in Ventorlin, a drug used to treat bronchospasms associated with pulmonary diseases such as asthma. It works by preventing wheezing caused by bronchospasms. It also provides relief for shortness of breath, cough, and colds.

Ventorlin, manufactured by GSK in Australia, is available as metered dose inhalers, rotahalers, autohalers, nebulizers, and extended release tablets. The medication is sold in various package sizes on our website.

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Ventorlin acts on B-2 receptors in the lungs causing the muscles in the airway to relax, allowing the air passage to open permitting easier breathing.  A prescription medication, Ventorlin is only available with a doctor's prescription.

Warnings and Precautions

When using Ventorlin inhalers it is important that you follow your doctor's instruction to get the best results and avoid possible drug interactions and side effects. Tell your doctor what medications you are taking to be sure there is no possible drug interaction. It is recommended that you carry a list of your medications with you at all times.

Do not stop using the inhaler or change the dosage amount without the permission of your doctor. This medication is intended for use on a regular basis and should be taken for as long as it is prescribed.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember or if it is close to the next scheduled dose, wait until that dose. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed one.

In case of an accidental overdose of Ventorlin, seek medical attention or call the poison control center.
Inhalers must be cleaned at least once a week to avoid contamination of medication.

Ventorlin should not be used if you are allergic to Salbutamol or any of the other ingredients in the medication.
Do not use this inhaler for children under 4 years of age, unless prescribed by their doctor. This inhaler may not be safe or effective for children under 4 years of age.

Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. Mothers who are breast feeding should not use Ventorlin inhalers; the drug may pass through to the breast milk.
Do not use Ventorlin if you have arrhythmia, high blood pressure, diabetes, or a history of epilepsy.

Young children who are prescribed Ventorlin inhalers may require adult assistance.
Salbutamol is for long term asthma management and is not intended to treatment of acute asthma attacks.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for instruction on how to use your inhaler to get optimal results.
The inhaler should not be used if it is passed the expiration date.

Drug Interactions

It is important to tell your doctor all of the medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines and supplements.
Your doctor or pharmacist can give you a complete list of medications and drugs to avoid while using Salbutamol.

Do not mix the following medications with Ventorlin to avoid an adverse reaction.

  • Amitriptyline
  • Amoxapine
  • Clomipramine
  • Desipramine
  • Dosulepin
  • Doxepin
  • Imipramine
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Linezolid
  • Lofepramine
  • Maprotiline
  • Mianserin
  • Nortriptyline
  • Phenelzine
  • Protriptyline

If you experience any drug interaction seek medical assistance immediately.

How to use

It is important to take Ventorlin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The dosage amount will be determined by the severity of the asthma and the general health of the patient. The general dosage amount for adults is two puffs every 4 to 6 hours. For bronchospasms caused by exercise, dosage is generally two puffs every 15 to 30 minutes before exercising. For Children, the dosage will be determined by the child's doctor. Do not exceed the prescribed dosage even if you have no asthma symptoms. It is important to try to use your inhaler at the same time each day; this will help to prevent missing a dose.

The proper method for using your inhaler is:

  • Make sure the mouthpiece is clean
  • Remove the cap and hold the inhaler upright.
  • Shake the inhaler.
  • Tilt your head back slightly and breathe out.
  • Put the mouthpiece into the mouth and hold tightly with your lips.
  • Press down on the inhaler to release the medicine as you start to breathe in slowly.
  • Breathe in slowly for 3 to 5 seconds.
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds to allow medicine to go deeply into your lungs.
  • Repeat puffs as directed. Wait 1 minute between puffs to allow the second puff to get into the lungs better.
  • Breathe out through the nose and replace cap on inhaler.

Be sure you understand the proper way to use your inhaler to achieve optimal results.

Possible Side Effects

Ventorlin, like almost every other medication has possible side effects. You should be aware of potential side effects and know what to do if you experience any of them.
Common side effects are dryness or irritation in the throat or mouth.

Side effects that should be reported to your doctor as soon as possible include:

  • Abnormal sense of taste
  • Loss of bone density
  • Slowing of growth in children
  • Swollen face
  • Tongue irritation

This is not a complete list of possible side effects; ask your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list.

Additional Information

SKU 907
US Brand Name Albuterol 100mcg
Strength 100 mcg
Generic Name Salbutamol
Manufacturer GSK Australia
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