Prescription: Ventolin is used for bronchial asthma. It is taken by people in order to treat or to prevent their breathing problems. This medicine is prescribed to those who are suffering from asthma or certain other airway diseases. Also you can use it to prevent breathing problems caused by exercise.
It works by relaxing your smooth muscle in the airway. That allows air to flow in and out of the lungs more easily.
Special notes about this drug: Bronchodilator agent begins to act in a few minutes. But the periods between takings should be not less than least 6 hours.
Indications: The prevention of asthma attacks. In order to treat asthma symptoms such as breathlessness, tightness in your chest and wheezing a usual dose is:
- If you use Ventolin in the form of an aerosol, in order to relief the bronchial asthma attack it is necessary to use 0.1-0.2 mg for adults and children – 0.1 mg once a day. In order to prevent the asthma attacks: adults – 0.2 mg 3-4 times daily and children – 0.1 mg 3-4 times daily. For regular treatment the adults as well as the children should have two puffs not more than 4 times a day.
- The medicine in tablets of 2-4 mg should be used 3-4 times daily.
- Diabetes in the phase of decompensation;
- Heart defects;
- Hypersensitivity to the drug Ventolin.
- Increased thyroid function;
- allergic reactions such as skin rashes;
- inner trembling;
- mild palpitations;
- muscle cramps;
- twitching hands;
If you occasionally miss a necessary dose of Ventolin, use it as soon as possible in that case if you are using it regularly. But if several hours have already passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, you don’t need to double the dose, because only your health care provider should advise you to do this. In any other cases it is forbidden to use 2 doses at the same time.
This medicine should be stored at the room temperature and away from moisture and sunlight. Of course, keep out of the children’s reach. In the closed package Ventolin should be stored at temperatures below 30 ° The period of validity – 3 years. After opening period of validity reduces up to 3 months.