Ventolin (Salbutamol)


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Ventolin, also known as albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol, is indicated for the following purposes:

  1. Treatment or Prevention of Bronchospasm: Ventolin is used for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in adult and pediatric patients aged 4 years and older with reversible obstructive airway disease.
  2. Prevention of Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm: It is also indicated for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm in adult and pediatric patients aged 4 years and older.

Ventolin contains albuterol sulfate, a bronchodilator that helps to relax the muscles in the airways and increase airflow to the lungs.


  • Before starting the use of Ventolin and with each prescription refill, carefully review the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist. For proper usage and maintenance of the mouthpiece, follow the illustrated directions. If you have any queries, seek guidance from your healthcare provider.
  • Ensure to shake the canister well before use and follow the provided instructions for test sprays in the air if you are using a new canister, haven't used it for 2 weeks or more, or if the inhaler has been dropped. A fine mist indicates proper functioning. 
  • Inhale this medication by mouth as directed by your healthcare provider, typically every 4 to 6 hours as needed. The dosage is determined by your medical condition and response to treatment.
  • If using this medication to prevent asthma triggered by exercise, follow your healthcare provider's instructions, usually taking 2 puffs 15 to 30 minutes before exercise.
  • Using a spacer device with this medication is recommended. For further information, consult your healthcare provider.
  • If prescribed two inhalations, wait at least 1 minute between them. If using other inhalers simultaneously, allow at least 1 minute between the use of each medication.
  • Always keep this quick-relief inhaler with you. Keep a record of the number of inhalations used, and discard the inhaler after using the specified number of inhalations on the product package. Also, count test sprays used to prime the inhaler.
  • Learn which inhalers are for daily use (controller drugs) and which are for sudden worsening of breathing (quick-relief drugs). Seek advice from your healthcare provider on what to do in case of new or worsening symptoms and when to seek immediate medical help.
  • Inform your healthcare provider if your symptoms do not improve or worsen.


  • Avoid spraying the medication in your eyes.
  • Do not exceed the prescribed dose or frequency without the approval of your healthcare provider, as overuse may lead to serious or fatal side effects.

Common Side Effects:

  • Nervousness
  • Shaking or tremor
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Chest pain

Less Common Side Effects:

  • Fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Hives or welts
  • Hoarseness

Rare Side Effects:

  • Shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • Trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

This list is not exhaustive, and other side effects may occur. If you experience any unusual symptoms while using Ventolin, seek medical attention.

Ventolin may interact with other drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your healthcare provider about the medicines you take and all of your health conditions.

If Ventolin no longer helps your symptoms, if your symptoms worsen, or if you need to use your inhaler more often, seek medical help right away.

Ventolin can produce paradoxical bronchospasm, which may be life-threatening. If paradoxical bronchospasm occurs, the use of Ventolin should be discontinued immediately, and alternative therapy should be instituted.

While using Ventolin, other inhaled drugs and asthma medications should be taken only as directed by your healthcare provider.

Do not use Ventolin if you are allergic to albuterol sulfate or any of the ingredients in the inhaler. If there are any questions or uncertainties, consult with a healthcare provider.

This list is not exhaustive, and individuals should always consult their healthcare provider for personalized advice and guidance regarding the use of Ventolin Inhaler.

Brand Name:


Generic name:

Salbutamol, Salbutamol

Other Names:

Salbutamol Inhaler, Ventolin Evohaler

Strength(s): 100mcg
Quantities Available: 200, 600, 800


Important Information
The information above for Ventolin (Salbutamol) was provided to by third parties. In no way should this information substitute for the advice of a physician. Consult a doctor or qualified health care professional if you have any medical concerns. widget logo
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