Ventolin belongs to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators. Ventolin is indicated for the relief and prevention of airway obstruction (bronchospasm) in patients with asthma and in patients with exercise-induced asthma. Ventolin can also be used in treating patients with emphysema and chronic bronchitis when their symptoms are related to reversible airway obstruction. Albuterol, the active ingredient in Ventolin is a selective beta-adrenergic bronchodilator used to treat severe acute asthma and chronic bronchospasm caused by other pulmonary obstructive disorders that have not responded to other forms of therapy. Generic names of Ventolin are Albuterol, Salbutamol. Ventolin is also known as Albuterol, Salbutamol, Ventorlin, Asthalin, Proventil, ProAir, Salamol, Aerolin.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Use Ventolin exactly as directed.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor.
Do not crush or chew it. Swallow the pill whole. Crushing or chewing Ventolin will negate the delayed release mechanism of the medication.
-The usual effective dose is 4mg, three or four times per day.
-If adequate bronchodilation is not obtained, each single dose may be gradually increased to as much as 8mg.
-Some patients obtain adequate relief with 2 mg three or four times daily.
2 - 6 years: The minimum starting dose is 1mg three times daily. This may be increased to 2mg (1 tablet), three or four times daily.
6 - 12 years: The minimum starting dose is 2mg three times daily. This may be increased to four times daily.
Over 12 years: The minimum starting dose is 2mg three times daily. This may be increased to 4mg (2 tablets), three or four times daily.
In elderly patients or in those known to be usually sensitive to beta-adrenergic stimulant drugs, it is advisable to initiate treatment with 2 mg salbutamol three or four times per day.
Ventolin Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Ventolin and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at a room temperature not exceeding 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Throw away the after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Ventolin More Info
Active Ingredient: Albuterol.
Other Ingredients: Lactose Monohydrate, Maize Starch, Starch, Pregelatinised, Magnesium Stearate,
Do not take Ventolin if you are allergic to Ventolin components.
It is not known whether Ventolin will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without your doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Be careful with Ventolin if you have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), hyperthyroidism, irregular heart beats (arrhythmias).
Ventolin may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
Do not stop treatment, even if you are feeling better, unless your doctor tells you to. It may take 2 weeks or longer before you feel the full benefit of the medication.
Do not stop taking Ventolin suddenly.