Ventolin is a brand name of Salbutamol that is available as a solution for inhalation. Albuterol inhaler helps to cope with airway obstruction, bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis. Ventolin is a selective ?2-adrenoceptor agonist.
At therapeutic doses, Ventolin has a bronchodilating effect, reduces the likelihood of bronchospasm, causes an increase in sputum production, and reduces the resistance in the airways. In case of chronic bronchitis and obstructive lung Ventolin helps easily and quickly saturate the blood with oxygen by increasing lung capacity.
The therapeutic effect is developed very fast and ? of maximum effect is achieved within 5 minutes. For quick action you pay by short-lived effect. On average, Ventolin promote normal lung function during 4-5 hours. For this reason, Ventolin recommended for the relief of asthma attacks, and not as a primary drug with sustained treatment effect. Ventolin inhaler is for adults and children older than 2 years. Single dose is 1-2 inhalers and it equals to 100-200 mcg of active substance of salbutamol. Inhalations can be applied no more than 4 times a day (every 5-6 hours).
With the potential danger of broncho constriction (exercise, allergic stimuli), Ventolin can be inhaled in advance, for 10-15 minutes. At the moment of highest risk Ventolin will act in the airways and broncho spasm is not going to happen. The duration of treatment is determined individually. There are several side effects that may occur in the patient such as: tremors, headache, tachycardia, irritation of the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and pharynx. To reduce the possibility of irritation of the oral mucosa, it should be thoroughly rinsed with water after use to remove all the active substances.