Ventolin

Ventolin Evohaler 100 Mcg contains the active ingredient Salbutamol. Ventolin Evohaler is for the treatment of Asthma.
Salbutamol causes the muscles in the airways to relax which then allows the airways to open.

Ventolin Inhaler

Ventolin Evohaler 100 mcg

Ventolin Evohaler 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.

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About Ventolin

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

The Ventolin Inhaler contains the active ingredient of salbutamol, a type of medicine known as a short-acting beta 2 agonist. Salbutamol works by acting on receptors in the lungs that are called beta 2 receptors. This stimulates these receptors and causes the muscles in the airway to relax and open. Ventolin Inhaler is a product for conditions where there is a narrowing of the airways like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease where it is difficult for the air to get in and out of the lungs. By opening the airways, salbutamol makes it easier for the individual to breathe.

  • house dust
  • pollen
  • cats
  • dogs
  • cigarette smoke.

Getting the most from your 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.
If your breathing or wheezing gets worse straight after taking this medicine, stop using it immediately, and tell your doctor as soon as possible.

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine:

Allergic Reactions (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)

If you have an allergic reaction, stop taking Ventolin Evohaler and see a doctor straight away. Signs of an allergic reaction include: swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing, itchy rash, feeling faint and light headed, and collapse.

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.

Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking Ventolin Evohaler 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.

Medical Advice

Please refer to the articles below to find out more information, medical guidance and advice from our doctors on how to best treat the condition.
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