Generic Ventolin Inhaler for Treatment of Asthma and COPD

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Generic Ventolin Inhaler (Asthalin Inhaler) is used for the relief of bronchospasm in conditions such as Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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Generic Ventolin Inhaler for Treatment of Asthma and COPD

  1. 1. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Generic Ventolin Inhaler (Asthalin Inhaler) is used for the relief of bronchospasm in conditions such as Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  2. 2. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Chemical Structure © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  3. 3. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Active Ingredient The active ingredient present in Generic Ventolin Inhaler (Asthalin Inhaler) is Albuterol Sulfate (Salbutamol Sulfate). Albuterol Sulfate is marketed as Ventolin®, Asthalin®, Ventoline®, Ventilan®, Aeroli®, Aerolin®, Ventorlin®, Asthavent®; ProAir®, Ventosol®, Asmol® and other brand names. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  4. 4. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Indications Generic Ventolin (Asthalin Inhaler) is a beta2-adrenergic agonist indicated for: ➔Treatment of bronchospasm in bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and prophylaxis of exercise– induced asthma ➔Treatment or prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease ➔Prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  5. 5. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Recommended Dosage For relief of acute episodes of bronchospasm: Adults : 1 or 2 puffs as necessary. The maximum dose is up to 8 puffs in 24 hours. Children (4 years and older): Half the adult dose. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  6. 6. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Recommended Adult Dosage To prevent allergen- or exercise-induced bronchospasm: Adults: Two inhalations of Asthalin Inhaler, 15 minutes prior to exercise or exposure to allergen. The maximum dose is 2 puffs, up to 4 times a day. Children (4 years and older): Half the adult dose. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  7. 7. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Warnings and Precautions Paradoxical bronchospasm may occur and should be treated immediately with alternative therapy. Requirement for more doses of Asthalin Inhaler than usual may be a sign of deterioration of asthma and requires re-evaluation of treatment. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  8. 8. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Warnings and Precautions Consider discontinuation of Generic Ventolin Inhaler should Cardiovascular effects occur. Use with caution in patients with underlying cardiovascular disorders. Discontinue use of Generic Ventolin Inhaler if immediate hypersensitivity reactions occur. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  9. 9. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Contraindications Use of Generic Ventolin Inhaler is contraindicated in the following cases: ➔Known hypersensitivity to Albuterol Sulfate or any of the inactive ingredients present in the inhaler © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  10. 10. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Side Effects of Asthalin Inhaler The side effects that have been reported are Mild tremor, Hypokalaemia, Palpitations, Muscle cramps, Oropharyngeal Irritation, and Headache. These side effects usually disappear with continued treatment. In case Paradoxical bronchospasm occurs, Asthalin therapy should be discontinued immediately and alternative therapy started. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  11. 11. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Overdosage Symptoms The symptoms of Albuterol Sulfate overdosage are those of excessive beta-adrenergic stimulation, viz., seizures, angina, hypertension or hypotension, tachycardia with rates up to 200 beats/min, arrhythmias, nervousness, headache, tremor, dry mouth, palpitation, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, malaise, sleeplessness. Hypokalemia may also occur. As with all sympathomimetic aerosol medicines, cardiac arrest and even death may be associated with abuse of Asthalin Inhaler . © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  12. 12. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Overdose Treatment Treatment of overdose consists of discontinuation of Asthalin Inhaler together with appropriate symptomatic therapy. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  13. 13. Generic Ventolin Inhaler Asthalin Inhaler is manufactured by Cipla Ltd. India. It is available as a canister containing 200 metered doses For more information click here © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland

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