Generic Ventolin Inhaler (generic name: Albuterol / Salbutamol; brand names: Ventorlin /
Asthalin / Proventil / ProAir / Salamol / Aerolin) is a bronchodilator
used for treating or preventing breathing problems in patients who have
asthma or certain other airway diseases. Ventolin inhaler is called a
'reliever puffer' as it provides quick relief from sudden asthma
Generic Ventolin Inhaler is indicated for the relief and prevention of airway
obstruction (bronchospasm) in patients with asthma and in patients with
exercise-induced asthma. Generic Ventolin Inhaler can also be used in treating patients
with emphysema and chronic bronchitis when their symptoms are related to
reversible airway obstruction.
Generic Ventolin Inhaler works by relaxing the smooth muscle in the airway, which allows air to flow in and out of the lungs more easily.
The inhaled form of Generic Ventolin Inhaler starts working within 15 minutes and can last up to 6 hours.
the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your
doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use
Generic Ventolin Inhaler exactly as directed.
For treatment or prevention of sudden asthma symptoms, the usual dosage
for adults and children 4 years of age and older is 2 puffs repeated
every 4 to 6 hours; in some patients, 1 puff every 4 hours may be
enough. It is not recommended to use Ventolin more frequently or to take
a larger number of puffs.
For exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB), the usual dosage for adults and
children 4 years and older is 2 puffs 15 to 30 minutes before exercise.
Be careful not to get Generic Ventolin Inhaler inhalation into your eyes. Do not use
your Ventolin inhaler when you are near a flame or source of heat.
If you forget a dose, do not worry. Just take the next dose at the
normal time or earlier if you become wheezy or feel tight in the chest.
Keep your Generic Ventolin Inhaler away from frost. Do not put it in the
refrigerator. Keep your Generic Ventolin Inhaler away from bright sunlight and
away from heat. Do not leave it in the car on hot days.
Before using Generic Ventolin Inhaler, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines; you are having treatment for a
thyroid problem or high blood pressure; you have a heart, liver or
kidney problem; you are pregnant or breast-feeding.