Albuterol (salbutamol) is the generic ingredient in brand name inhalers such as Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA, ProAir HFA and ProAir RespiClick.
Albuterol (salbutamol) is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Albuterol (salbutamol) works quickly and is also called a “rescue inhaler”. Albuterol (salbutamol) inhalers are frequently used on an as needed basis versus a regular dosing schedule.
Albuterol (salbutamol) is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. Albuterol (salbutamol) is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.
Albuterol (salbutamol) inhalation is for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years old.
Albuterol (salbutamol) inhalation may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the available dosage forms and strengths?
Albuterol and salbutamol are the same medicine. 90mcg of albuterol is equal to 90mcg of salbutamol.
So why are albuterol (salbutamol) inhaler strengths listed as 90mcg in the USA and 100mcg in Canada? The answer is that in the USA, the dose is measured at the mouthpiece at 90mcg albuterol (salbutamol) per actuation. In Canada the dose is measured at the valve at 100mcg albuterol (salbutamol) per actuation.
Albuterol (salbutamol) I s available in the following dosage forms:
How should you use Albuterol (salbutamol) (Proventil, Ventolin, ProAir)?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use exactly as directed by your healthcare provider.
You may need to prime your inhaler device before the first use. Your medicine comes with directions for priming if needed.
You may also need to shake your medicine just before each use.
Follow all medication instructions very carefully.
Do not allow a young child to use albuterol inhalation devices without help from an adult.
The usual dose of albuterol (salbutamol) is 2 inhalations every 4 to 6 hours. To prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm, use 2 inhalations 15 to 30 minutes before exercise or exposure to a “trigger”. The effects of albuterol (salbutamol) inhalation should last about 4 to 6 hours.
Seek medical attention if you think your asthma medications are not working as well. An increased need for medication could be an early sign of a serious asthma attack.
Use the dose counter on your inhaler device and get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely. Always use the new inhaler device provided with your refill. Do not float a medicine canister in water to see if it is empty.
Follow all product instructions on how to clean your inhaler device and mouthpiece. Do not try to clean or take apart the ProAir RespiClick inhaler device.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature; away from moisture, heat, and light.
Keep the medicine canister away from open flame or high heat, such as in a car on a hot day. The canister may explode if it gets too hot. Do not puncture or burn an empty inhaler canister.
Who should not take albuterol (salbutamol) ?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to albuterol (salbutamol).
You should not use ProAir RespiClick if you are allergic to milk proteins.
Albuterol (salbutamol) inhalation is not approved for use by anyone younger than 4 years old.
What to avoid while taking Albuterol (salbutamol) (Proventil, Ventolin, ProAir)?
Avoid getting medicine in your eyes. Rinse with water if this medicine gets in your eyes.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Albuterol (salbutamol)?
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
What are the possible side effects of Albuterol (salbutamol)?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What other drugs interact with Albuterol (salbutamol)?
Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:
This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect this medication, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention.
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Brand-name and generic products are theraputically equivalent.
Whatever source country you choose, your product will take about the same number of days to arrive.