Ventolin inhaler

Bronchial asthma is a dangerous disease that brings a lot of discomfort to a person. It is characterized by the occurrence of bronchospasm – an unexpected contraction of the muscles of the bronchial wall, as a result of which the ventilation of the lungs is disrupted. Naturally, this condition requires immediate medical attention. Today there are many medicinal methods that alleviate the condition of patients in the shortest possible time. One of them is Ventolin inhalations, Albuterol (salbutamol). 

Ventolin inhaler indications for use

Attacks of bronchospasm experienced by patients with bronchial asthma are the main indication for the use of Ventolin inhaler. The drug is often used in complex long-term therapy to support patients with bronchial asthma.

Ventolin inhaler is also used for other chronic pathologies that are characterized by reversible obstruction of the respiratory tract: emphysema, chronic bronchitis, etc.

Pediatricians often prescribe Ventolin inhaler for laryngitis and its complication – false croup. But here, the opinions of doctors differ. Many experts believe that in this condition, it is not advisable to use bronchodilators since they are ineffective in case of inflammation of the larynx.

Parents often wonder whether Ventolin inhaler can be used for a child. Experts prescribe it to children from two years of age. Before this age, it is advisable to use Ventolin inhaler only when absolutely necessary and for a short course.

The suspension is contained in an aluminum inhaler. It enters the respiratory tract in doses when you press the lid. The active ingredient is salbutamol. It has a pronounced bronchodilator property. Ventolin inhaler eliminates spasms, improves lung function, stimulates mucus removal, and improves breathing. The instructions for use are extremely simple. The Ventolin inhaler injects a specific dose of medication with each press.

Buying Ventolin inhaler online in aerosol form is convenient because it can be used anywhere, without the help of any devices. For adults and children over 12 years of age, the instructions describe the following dosages:

  • 100 mg aerosol (or 1 injection) per day for long-term maintenance therapy;
  • 200 mg (2 injections) to prevent bronchospasm attacks that occur when an allergen enters the body;
  • in the case of bronchial asthma, which is accompanied by acute attacks of bronchospasm, patients take 100–200 mg of aerosol.

For a child under 12 years of age, the instructions describe the following dosages:

  • 100 mg – for maintenance therapy;
  • 100 mg – to prevent bronchospasm attacks, it is recommended to use 15 minutes before contact with the allergen;
  • the same amount of Ventolin inhaler is prescribed to a child for acute attacks of bronchospasm.

Ventolin inhaler contraindications and overdose

Ventolin inhaler without a prescription is not recommended for use by pregnant and lactating women, as well as people with individual intolerance to its components. Ventolin inhaler is prescribed to a child only if he is over 2 years old.

Particular caution should be exercised when taking Ventolin inhaler if the following factors exist:

  • serious disturbances in liver function;
  • renal failure;
  • hyperfunction of the thyroid gland;
  • myocarditis, ischemia, heart disease;
  • epilepsy;
  • aortic stenosis;
  • glaucoma;
  • thyrotoxicosis;
  • diabetes;
  • tachyarrhythmia;
  • pheochromocytoma.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, Ventolin inhaler is prescribed if the benefits of its use significantly outweigh the risks for the child.

With high doses of the drug and long-term use, negative reactions of the body may be observed, namely:

  • migraine, tachycardia, tremor (most often occur with an overdose);
  • less often – irritation in the nasopharynx, muscle spasms, increased heart rate, shortness of breath;
  • swelling, decreased blood pressure, urticaria, lactic acidosis, hyperactivity, arrhythmia – extremely rare.

Ventolin inhaler Side effects

The manifestation of negative reactions in the body is possible not only with increased doses of the drug but also due to the individual characteristics of the body. In the latter case, Ventolin inhaler can provoke the following conditions:

  • paradoxical bronchospasm, resulting in attacks of suffocation;
  • ketoacidosis (due to high blood sugar levels);
  • hyperkalemia;
  • tachycardia;
  • headache.

To exclude the above-mentioned reactions, before prescribing Ventolin inhaler, it is advisable to conduct a blood test for potassium and glucose levels.

In some cases, particularly after an overdose, the functioning of the nervous system is disrupted in patients. One of the main signs of this fact is the trembling of the limbs (tremor). In this case, it is necessary to exclude activities that require increased concentration, for example, driving a car.

An overdose of the drug is manifested by severe tachycardia. In such cases, Ventolin inhaler is replaced with a cardioselective beta-blocking agent.

Buy Ventolin inhaler

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