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Salmeterol

Salbutamol

Description

Salbutamol is a bronchodilator medicine that relaxes the muscles of the airways leading to the lung and improves the amount of air flow to and from the lungs. It is used to prevent and treat the symptoms of asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include dry mouth, shaking, chest pain, increased heart rate, convulsions, and fainting.

What is salbutamol?

Salbutamol is used to treat cough, wheeze and difficulty breathing caused by respiratory problems such as asthma and COPD.It works by opening air passages in the lungs to make breathing easier.

Salbutamol is called a ‘reliever’ medicine because it quickly relieves your breathing problems. It starts to work within a few minutes and the effect will last between 3 to 5 hours.

It belongs to a group of medicines known as short-acting bronchodilators.

What Salbutamol Inhalation Solution is used for

Salbutamol Inhalation Solution belongs to a group of medicines called beta-2-agonists. These work rapidly to open up the air passages in your lungs.

Salbutamol is inhaled into the lungs for the treatment of asthma. Asthma is a disease where the lining of the lungs become inflamed (red and swollen), making it difficult to breathe. This may be due to an allergy to house dust mites, smoke, air-borne pollution and other irritants. Salbutamol opens up the air passages in people suffering from asthma, bronchitis and other breathing problems. It may also be used before exercise to keep your air passages open if you start to wheeze or have difficulty breathing each time you exert yourself.

Salbutamol Inhalation Solution may be used for the management of other conditions that are not mentioned above. Your doctor will be able to tell you about the specific condition for which you have been prescribed Salbutamol Inhalation Solution.

Storage

Salbutamol Inhalation Solution in Sterinebs: Store below 25°C in the carton. Do not freeze. Use once only. Throw away any solution left in the sterineb after use.

Salbutamol Inhalation Solution in bottles: Store upright below 25 degrees C in the carton. Do not freeze. Throw away any solution left in the bottle 3 months after opening.

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