Generic Name: Salbutamol sulfate
Product Name: Ventolin Diskus
Treatment and prevention of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Ventolin Diskus are useful in patients who are unable to use standard inhalers or are sensitive to freon propellants.
Salbutamol relieves asthma by relaxing muscles within the airways (bronchodilation) making it easier to breath.
Ventolin Diskus inhalation powder is a disposable blue-coloured plastic inhaler device containing a foil strip with 60 blisters. Each blister contains 200 mcg of the active ingredient salbutamol sulphate and lactose which acts as the ‘carrier’.
Adults and Children >4 years:
- one inhalation (200mcg) when required
Unless your doctor has recommended otherwise, the total daily dose for adults and children (4 years and older) should not exceed 4 inhalations (800 mcg).
Common side effects
- changes in blood pressure
- increased heart rate
Uncommon side effects
- sensation of warmth
- cardiac arrhythmias
- muscle cramps
- allergic reactions
- mouth and throat irritation with inhaled salbutamol.
For further information talk to your doctor.