Frequently Asked Questions
A Salamol inhaler is the brand name for the blue inhaler used to treat asthma symptoms. Salamol contains the active ingredient, Salbutamol sulfate. It is also known as a “reliever” inhaler, because it works fast to reverse symptoms of wheeze and breathlessness.
Before using your Salamol inhaler, it is important to breathe as slowly as possible. Following this, take these steps to use your Salamol inhaler:
- Begin standing or siting upright
- Remove the Ventolin inhaler mouthpiece cover, gently squeezing the sides with your thumb and forefinger to pull apart
- Shake the inhaler four/five times
- Hold the Ventolin inhaler upright, with the thumb on the base below the mouthpiece
- Breathe out as far as comfortable
- Place the mouthpiece in your mouth, between your teeth and close your lips around it
- Breathe in through your mouth and then press down on the top of the canister (whilst still breathing in steadily and deeply
- Hold your breath and remove the inhaler from your mouth
If you need to take another puff, wait about a minute and a half, and always replace the mouthpiece cover following use.
Young users may need help to operate the Salamol inhaler.
Weak handed users may find it easier to hold the inhaler with both hands.
Using a Salamol inhaler has potential side effects, as with any kind of drug. for a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of the Ventolin inhaler, which are identical to the Salamol inhaler. Below are a few of the common side effects of using a Salamol inhaler:
- Irritation to the mouth and throat
To see the full list of potential side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of the Ventolin inhaler.
It is fine to consume alcohol in moderation when using a Salamol inhaler. There are no known food types that interact with the Salomol inhaler.
You should not use a Salamol inhaler if you are on a course of treatment to regulate your heartbeat, or if you are using any other reliever medications for asthma. If in doubt, please consult your Doctor or Pharmacist.
A Salamol inhaler works by opening the airways and quickly reduces coughing, wheezing, breathlessness and tight chests. It is important to listen to your doctors advice on the frequency of using the Salbutamol inhaler and let them know if you need to use it more frequently than normal.
Ventolin Evohaler is the name of the brand of the salbutamol inhaler. It is used to treat asthma, known as a ‘fast acting bronchodilator’ to help open up your airways and relieve chest tightness, wheezing and coughing.
Standard Salbutamol inhalers dispensed in a Pharmacy usually come as the Salamol inhaler. These contain the same exact active ingredient as the Ventolin Evohaler. It is simply a different brand of the Salbutamol inhaler but works in the same way.