What is Ventolin used for?
Ventolin is treats the following conditions:
How should I take Ventolin?
Ventolin is available as an oral tablet, syrup, nebule, and inhaler. The oral tablet should be taken by mouth without chewing or crushing. It should be taken on an empty stomach, at least one hour before meals or two hours after meals.
The syrup should be measured using the included medical-grade measuring cup. Do not use a regular household spoon, as this may not measure the correct dose.
The inhaler should be shaken well before each use. Breathe deeply and slowly after administering a puff of the inhaler. Hold your breath for about 10 seconds then exhale fully. Always cover the mouthpiece when not in use and store it pointing down. Wash the inhaler at least once a week to avoid contamination.
The nebule needs a nebulizer machine. Do not drink the solution orally. Follow the directions for setting up the nebulizer and filling the medicine cup. Be sure to place the mouthpiece securely around your nose and mouth and take deep breaths until the medication is used up completely.
How do I store Ventolin?
This product is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.
There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & Warnings
What should I know before using Ventolin?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
- An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
- Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies using salbutamol in pregnant women. However, animal studies show little to no risk to the fetus. Salbutamol may prolong labor when taken at higher doses. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus, as determined by your doctor.
Salbutamol may be excreted in breast milk. Therefore, this drug should be used while breastfeeding only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the child, as determined by your doctor.
What side effects can occur when using Ventolin?
Like all drugs, this product may have side effects. If they occur, side effects are generally mild and resolve once treatment is finished or the dose is lowered. Some reported side effects include: