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Ventolin Inhaler is prescribed for relieving wheezing and shortness of breathe caused by asthma. Ventolin Inhaler contains Albuterol (Salbutamol) and is a bronchodilator that helps relax the muscles associated with your air ways to help you breathe better.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist so you know how to use the inhaler.
Ventolin Inhaler is a quick-relief inhaler and should be used every four to six hours as needed. To prevent asthma attacks during exercise or strenuous activity take two inhalations roughly 30 minutes before hard physical work or exercise.
You should always carry this inhaler with you in case you require quick relief. This can be used with other inhalers provided you allow a minute between doses. Rinse your mouth with water after dosing to prevent mouth infection.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Ventolin Inhaler. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to heart problems, high blood pressure, seizure. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Ventolin Inhaler.
While taking Ventolin Inhaler you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Ventolin Inhaler.
Side effects can be: nervousness, shaking (tremor), palpitations, headache, mouth/throat dryness or irritation, cough, hoarseness, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sleep problems (insomnia), muscle pain, changes in taste, or diarrhea.
Serious side effects are: chest pain or irregular heartbeat.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: This medication is also used to provide quick relief from asthma symptoms and can be used as needed every 4-6 hours.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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