Salamol

Contains a medicine called salbutamol. This belongs to a group of medicines called bronchodilators. It is used to treat breathing problems in people with asthma and similar conditions. This includes relieving and preventing asthma brought on by exercise or other triggers. These are things, which bring on asthma symptoms in some people.

Salamol Inhaler 100 mcg

Salamol Inhaler 100 mcg

Salamol Inhaler contains a propellant called HFA 134a. This is less harmful to the environment than older inhalers. Older inhalers may taste differently to Salamol Inhaler. This will make no difference to how your medicine works.

£19.95
includes free private prescription
£23.95
includes free private prescription

Salamol Easi-Breathe 100 mcg

Salamol Easi-Breathe 100 mcg

Salamol Easi-Breathe contains a propellant called HFA 134a. This is less harmful to the environment than older inhalers. Older inhalers may taste differently to Salamol Easi-Breathe. This will make no difference to how your medicine works.

£19.95
includes free private prescription
£35.95
includes free private prescription

What it Salamol

Salamol contains salbutamol sulphate, which belongs to a group of medicines known as beta agonists. Salbutamol, a bronchodilator works by expanding the airways in your lungs to allow air in and out. This enables you to feel wheezy, less breathless or tight-chested.

Salamol can be utilised to treat asthma and also to prevent asthma caused by exercise or reaction to allergens (substances you are allergic to e.g. pollen, house dust, cat hair, dog hair, cigarette smoke etc.) or to treat breathing difficulties associated with reversible airways obstruction (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD]. This type of medicine is referred to as a ‘reliever’. You may be using another medicine to prevent you from having an asthma attack (“controller medication”). You can safely use your controller medication with this medicine.

Salbutamol, used in Salamol is generally taken using an inhaler device. Inhaling the medicine allows it to act directly in the lungs where it is needed most. Simply because whenever salbutamol is breathed into the lungs, it functions very fast to alleviate asthma strikes, coughing, wheezing, chest tightness or breathing difficulties. Salamol inhalers can also be used shortly before exercising or exposure to allergens (things that trigger wheezing, such as pet fur or pollen) to open the airways and prevent wheezing. It also reduces the potential for side effects occurring in other parts of the body, as the amount absorbed into the blood through the lungs is lower than if the medicine is taken by mouth.

For the best results with this medicine you should use it when required to relieve symptoms of asthma and other chest conditions with similar symptoms, such as wheezing, breathlessness and tightness in your chest. Take one puff as a starting dose. This may be increased to two puffs if necessary.

To prevent asthma caused by exercise or allergens (e.g. house dust, pollen etc.), take two puffs 10-15 minutes before you exercise or before exposure to known allergens. Do not take more than eight puffs in 24 hours. Wait 4 hours between doses.

Always use exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The dose is separately adjusted in line with your physician’s directions, and according to earlier asthma treatment.

  • Do not stop taking salbutamol without speaking to your doctor first.
  • If your usual dose of salbutamol does not provide relief from asthma symptoms speak with your doctor.
  • Keep your regular doctors appointments so your progress can be monitored.
  • Do not smoke. Smoking causes severe irritation and damage to the lungs. It will make your condition worse and will reduce the beneficial effects of your medication.
  • If you have diabetes: Check your blood glucose levels regularly as this preparation can affect the levels of sugar in your blood.
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking Salamol Easi-Breathe if:

  • your asthma is active (for example you have frequent symptoms or flare ups or limited physical ability). Your doctor may start or increase a medicine to control your asthma such as an inhaled corticosteroid.
  • you have high blood pressure
  • you have an overactive thyroid gland
  • you have a history of heart problems such as an irregular or fast heartbeat or angina.
  • you are taking xanthine derivatives (such as theophylline) or steroids to treat asthma.
  • you are taking water tablets (diuretics), sometimes used to treat high blood pressure or a heart condition.
Similar to every other drug Salamol Easi-Breathe can result in negative effects, despite the fact that only few get them. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions. These include

  • Wheezing, coughing and difficulty in breathing;
  • Rash, swelling of the face and throat, and a fall in blood pressure.

If you experience any of these side effects or if they occur suddenly after using salbutamol you should stop using your medication straightaway and tell your doctor immediately. Allergic reactions to salbutamol are very rare (occurring in less than 1 in 10,000 patients).

  • Common side effects (less than 1 in 10 patients, but more than 1 in 100):
  • Feeling nervous and having headaches (which are likely with greater doses);
  • Muscle tremors (feeling shaky)
  • Light headedness.

Rare (below 1 in 100 sufferers, however above 1 in 1,000):

  • Muscle cramps (myalgia).
  • Unusual (below 1 in 1,000 patients, however above 1 in 10,000):
  • Decrease in the level of potassium in your blood (whenever this arises, you may observe an uneven heartbeat , muscle fatigue or cramp);
  • Rise in acid level and lactate levels in the blood (you could possibly experience signs and symptoms like continual vomiting and nausea , inexplicable tiredness, breathing difficulties and swift breathing, blue or cold hands and feet);Sleep disorder and sensing things that are not true;
  • Swift or uneven heartbeat (palpitations or tachycardia);
  • Increased flow of blood to your extremities (peripheral dilatation)
  • Throat and mouth irritations, vomiting, nausea as well as sore and dry mouth
  • Muscle pains.

Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if:

  • you feel your heart is beating faster or stronger than usual (palpitations). This is usually harmless, and usually stops after you have used the medicine for a while
  • you may feel your heartbeat is uneven or it gives an extra beat
  • these may affect up to 1 in 10 people.

If any of these happen to you, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Do not stop using this medicine unless told to do so.

It is very important to learn how to use your inhaler correctly, as otherwise you won’t be breathing the right dose of medicine into your lungs. Instructions will be provided with your inhaler. You can ask your GP or asthma nurse to check your inhaler technique. You can also watch videos on asthma.org.uk

  • Salamol inhaler is a metered dosage inhaler (occasionally known as an aerosol inhaler or an MDI ) that provides the drug as an excellent mist or spray
  •  With this inhaler you co-ordinate pressing down the canister and breathing in the spray. Salamol inhaler can also be used with a spacer device like a Volumetric.
  • Salamol Easi-Breathe is a breath actuated inhaler. It automatically releases a dose as you breath-in through the mouthpiece. To take a dose you breathe out fully, put the mouthpiece to your lips and breathe in steadily and deeply through your mouth. Don’t stop breathing in when you feel the puff in your mouth, as it is important to keep breathing in after the puff is released.
Be very cautious before taking Salamol. Always check with a doctor to ascertain it is suitable for you. To order Salamol online you must fill our questionnaire and wait for doctor’s approval. We will only process your order if you are suitable and you receive medication within 24 hours after the confirmation is send. We offer free next day delivery on all products and also, only make shipments in secure discreet packaging.

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