THE HISTORY Ventolin is the brand name of salbutamol drug launched by: Allen & Hanburys Ltd, a British pharmaceutical manufacturer. Launched in the year 1968 Mainly used to treat asthma.
THE NAMES Trade name Ventolin Generic name Albuteral sulfate/ salbuterol Chemical name [(tert-butylamino)methyl]-4-hydroxy-m- xylene
WHAT IS VENTOLIN? Symphatomimetic (beta agonist) bronchodilator. It make the smooth muscle in the respiratory passage to relax. This condition will allows air to flow in and out of the lung more easily. Ventolin is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm and also people with reversible obstructive airway disease.
STRENGTH & DOSAGE The strength 100 mcg salbutamol
STRENGTH & DOSAGE Recommended Dose and Dosage Adjustment Maximum daily Intermittent Prevention of dose Acute and long-term exercise- (Total daily dose Symptoms treatment induced asthma should not exceed) 1 to 2 puffs 1 to 2 puffs 2 puffs 8 puffs (100 to 200 mcg (100 to 200 mcg (200 mcg (800 mcg Adult salbutamol) salbutamol) salbutamol) salbutamol) 4 times daily Before exercise 1 puff (100 mcg 1 puff 1 puff (100 mcg 4 puffs salbutamol), (100 mcg salbutamol) (400 mcg Children If necessary salbutamol) before exercise, salbutamol) (4 years increase to 2 4 times daily If necessaryand older) puffs increase to 2 puffs
IF OVERDOSE? This symptoms may occur: Chest pain Headache Shakiness Dry mouth Hypertension Nausea Dizziness Insomnia Fatigue LOSS OF LIFE
HOW TO USE? Shake before use (shake 3 to 4 times) Remove the cap Press the canister one time to the air to release medication Breath out away from the inhaler Put the inhaler into mouth and press the canister Remove the inhaler from the mouth, close your lips and slowly take deep breath for 10 seconds