Ventolin Pills (Salbutamol)
Ventolin tablets help quickly deal with the problems associated with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, wheezing, cough, etc. The drug acts as a bronchodilator, dilating blood vessels and relieving bronchospasm. The effect occurs a few minutes after admission and lasts for several hours.
Ventolin tablets can be used to prevent bronchospasm caused by physical activity or asthma. Ventolin has proven its effectiveness and is widely used in medical practice.
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- Brand Names: Ventolin, Salbetol;
- Active Ingredient: Salbutamol Sulfate;
- Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline.
Ventolin Pills and their active substance, Salbutamol
Ventolin tablets contain the active ingredient Salbutamol, a selective pulmonary beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist. It works by relaxing the muscles, making air passage through the respiratory tract easier.
After administration, the Salbutamol pill is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, contributing to the following effects:
- Spasm is removed;
- Smooth bronchial muscles relax;
- Bronchial tubes dilate;
- Improves oxygen supply to the respiratory tract.
The time it takes for the drug to work may depend on individual characteristics. Usually, Ventolin tablets start working in 30-40 minutes after the administration.
Indications for use
Ventolin tablets are effective for treating respiratory diseases that occur with bronchospasm, chest tightness, cough, shortness of breath, etc. The drug is commonly prescribed for the following states:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, emphysema).
A tablet form is unsuitable for relieving sudden breathlessness because it takes time for the active substance to be absorbed through the digestive tract. The drug in the form of aerosol is used for such cases.
Treatment regimens and dosages
Ventolin tablets are available in 2mg and 4mg doses. When taken orally, the dosage depends on the severity of the disease and individual characteristics. The lowest initial dose is 2 mg.
- Adults and children over 12 are prescribed 2 - 4 mg every 6 - 8 hours. The maximum permissible single dose is 8 mg.
- Children in the age group of 6 - 12 years are usually prescribed the minimum single dose of 2 mg every 6 - 8 hours.
- Children in the age group of 2 - 6 years are prescribed 1 - 2 mg every 6 - 8 hours.
The drug can be prescribed for children under 2 years only for vital indications if a doctor deems it necessary. It is recommended to use the minimal dose of Ventolin 2 mg tablets for age-related patients and patients with increased sensitivity to Salbutamol.
A doctor can prescribe another drug dosage depending on your disease and individual characteristics. Strictly follow the recommendations of the doctor and do not exceed the prescribed dose of the drug.
An increase in dosage or frequency of administration must be controlled by a doctor. Reducing the interval between doses is possible in exceptional cases and must have a rigorous grounding.
A doctor may prescribe you Ventolin tablets together with other medication if you have severe asthma. In this case, you need to monitor potassium levels in the blood regularly.
Recommendations for use
To get maximum effect from the drug, follow these tips and recommendations:
- Take tablets at the same time, following your treatment regimen;
- Drink pills down with a sufficient amount of water;
- Do not grind a pill before use;
- Take the drug one hour before the meal or two hours after so that food doesn’t interfere with the absorption of the active ingredient.
It is recommended that alcohol intake is avoided during Ventolin tablets treatment because such interaction can lead to mild, moderate, or severe side effects, including mental disorders caused by a sedative effect on the nervous system. Adverse reaction risk depends on individual characteristics, the amount of alcohol consumed, and the dosage of Ventolin tablets.
A doctor will prescribe you a treatment regimen, meaning a drug should be taken at a specific interval. If you forget to take a pill at a prescribed time, do it as soon as possible. However, if the time is close to the next Ventolin tablets administration, skip it and take the following dose at a prescribed time.
Inform your doctor about all your chronic diseases before the start of treatment. The preparation should be used with caution and under a doctor’s supervision in the following cases:
- Arterial hypertension;
- Tachyarrhythmia and other heart rhythm disturbances;
- Aortic stenosis;
- Diabetes mellitus;
- Heart defects;
- Acute heart failure.
Stop taking the medication and contact your doctor if you have any of the diseases listed above or if your general condition worsens during Ventolin tablets treatment. General contraindications to the use of the drug include the following:
- Complications of pregnancy;
- Children under 2 years;
- Increased sensitivity to Salbutamol.
Use of Ventolin Pills during pregnancy
It is possible to use Ventolin tablets during pregnancy if it is normal and is not aggravated by the following complications:
- A threat of miscarriage in 1 or 2 trimester;
- Multiple pregnancy;
- Heart defects in pregnant patients;
- Eclampsia, preeclampsia.
It is not known whether Salbutamol is excreted into breast milk;thus, postponing treatment with the drug until the end of breastfeeding is recommended. Discuss the situation with your doctor if use of the medication is vital.
Possible side effects
Like other drugs, Ventolin may cause side effects. Most often, they occur in a mild form and gradually decrease when a body gets used to the active ingredient. The most common adverse reactions are the following:
- Muscle cramps;
- Strong heartbeat;
- Arrhythmia, tachycardia;
In rare cases, severe side effects may occur, including paradoxical bronchospasm, angioedema, and acute vascular insufficiency (collapse). If you experience severe adverse reactions or worsening of side effects during the treatment, contact your doctor immediately.
Ventolin tablets: interaction with other drugs
Salbutamol may interact with other drugs, so inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking before starting treatment. The risk of developing hypokalemia increases if Ventolin is taken with the following drugs:
- Beta2-adrenergic receptor agonists;
Ventolin tablets’ decreased therapeutic effect is possible if combined with non-cardioselective beta-receptor blockers.
Interaction of Salbutamol with some anesthetics may cause a drop in blood pressure and heart problems. Inform the medical staff that you are taking Ventolin if you are going to have surgery with the use of painkillers.
Keep Ventolin tablets at room temperature of 20°С - 25°С in a dark place. Keep out of reach of pets and children. Do not use a drug that is broken inside the packaging or expired.
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I am asthmatic with life-long experience. I have been familiar with this drug for a long time and am always satisfied with its effect.
The doctor included this drug in support therapy for bronchial asthma, so I use it almost constantly. Seizures are rare, I feel better.
I used Ventolin for severe chronic bronchitis and didn't see much effect. Breathing became easier, but not for long, and the cough remained strong. Perhaps this med just did not suit me, but I had to give it up and take another drug.
Very effective remedy that eliminates bronchospasms. Never fails. I have been using it for many years; I have not even considered other options. Both the effectiveness of the drug and its price are great.
I bought this med to treat asthma in my eldest son (12 years). The child began to breathe easier on the first day, and the terrible cough stopped. Very pleased with the effect.
I take Ventolin pills for emphysema. So far, I have had some side effects like muscle cramps and dizziness, but overall my condition has improved. Doc says side effects disappear with time. Really hope so.
The doctor recommended this drug to me, but it did not suit me because of my skin reaction. The doctor said it happens quite rarely. I am upset
Ventolin aids in the treatment of my chronic bronchitis. It appears to be more effective than any other meds I tried.
I was satisfied with the quality of the drug for a very long time. For 15 years, Ventolin did not cause any side effects. Unfortunately, now I get dizzy after using the drug. But I still can not find a better remedy for my asthma.
A wonderful medication that brings relief when taken regularly. Thanks to Ventolin, my asthma does not prevent me from enjoying life.
Diagnosis: acute COPD. I've experienced fewer flare-ups since taking the med. Due to Ventolin, I can breathe a lot better now.
It's a great med, but sometimes it's too pricey for me. It's so expensive that I sometimes have to give up certain things to keep my asthma from bothering me.
Ventolin is an excellent medication. I take tablets three times a day and have no attacks. Nothing to complain.
Ventolin is effective and easy to use. However, sometimes, I require a prescription for other meds and use a maintenance inhaler on a daily basis to prevent asthma attacks.
A few days ago, I had a serious asthma attack. I was given a large dose of this medication at the hospital. The attack stopped, but then I got really nauseous and had a bad headache.
Ventolin makes me feel fantastic. It was recommended by my doctor due to coughing and wheezing from the virus. My chest has felt tight and weighty to me. And I felt such a wonderful lightness in my chest as I took this. Amazing.
I've been using it for years. IIt has always been a huge part of my life, and it works well. What would I do if it didn't exist?
Ventolin is my long-time favorite. It does, however, cause irregular heart rates and should be used in conjunction with a corticosteroid inhaler. Be responsible and careful.
I've had asthma for 15 years. Ventolin became my saver. lt acts really effectively.
It's unbelievable how long I struggled when the solution was so near. After my doctor prescribed me Ventolin, my breathing is so much easier. The only drawback is that I occasionally get dizzy after using it, but it's not that bad.
I've been using this med for more than 10 years. Always was satisfied with the results. But lately, I have noticed that the delivery has changed. The same dose no longer provides the same level of relief.