Salbutamol Inhaler

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Salamol is an inhaler used to treat asthma and contains salbutamol. It opens up airways making it easier to breathe. It is used for quick relief of symptoms and is otherwise known as a “reliever”.

  • To ensure good asthma control, we will only issue a maximum of 1 inhaler per month or 2 inhalers in any 8 week period. If you require an inhaler more frequently, it may be a sign that you need to have your asthma reviewed.
  • If you are ordering because you have lost your inhaler, please let us know.
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What is the Salbutamol inhaler?

A Salbutamol inhaler relieves the symptoms of asthma. Salbutamol opens up the airways and reduces wheezing, coughing and the feeling of a tight chest. 

How should I used my Salbutamol inhaler?

Before using your inhaler, it is important to breathe as slowly as possible. Following this, follow the steps below: 

  1. Stand or sit upright 
  1. Remove the Ventolin inhaler mouthpiece cover, gently squeezing the sides with your thumb and forefinger to pull apart 
  1. Shake the inhaler four/five times 
  1. Hold the Ventolin inhaler upright, with the thumb on the base below the mouthpiece 
  1. Breathe out as far as comfortable 
  1. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth, between your teeth and close your lips around it 
  1. Breathe in through your mouth and then press down on the top of the canister (whilst still breathing in steadily and deeply 
  1. 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 inhaler.
Weak handed users may find it easier to hold the inhaler with both hands. 

Side effects of Salbutamol inhaler?

Using a Salbutamol inhaler has side effects, as with any form of medication, for a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of the Ventolin inhaler.  Below are a few of the common side effects of using a Ventolin inhaler: 

  • Feeling shaky 
  • Headache 
  • Feeling anxious 
  • Irritation to the mouth and throat 

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of the Ventolin inhaler. 

Does the Salbutamol inhaler Interact with alcohol or food?

It is fine to consume alcohol when using a Salbutamol Inhaler. There are no food types that interact with this course of treatment. 

Does the Salbutamol inhaler interact with any other drugs?

You should not use a Salbutamol inhaler if you are on a course of treatment to regulate your heartbeat, or if you are using any other reliever medications for asthma.  

Is there any reason why I would not be able to take a Salbutamol inhaler?

If you a pregnant or trying to get pregnant speak to your GP before starting this course of treatment. Consult your doctor before using the Salbutamol inhaler if you have any heart problems. 

Why should I use the Salbutamol inhaler?

A Salbutamol inhaler works by opening the airways and therefore effectively reduces coughing, wheezing and tight chests. 

What's the difference between a standard Salbutamol inhaler and Ventolin?

Ventolin inhalers contains salbutamol, and is used to treat asthma, acting as a ‘fast acting bronchodilators’ to help your airways stay open and relieve chest tightness, wheezing and coughing. 

Standard Salbutamol inhalers usually come as the Salamol inhaler. These contain the same exact active ingredient as a Ventolin Evohaler. It is just a cheaper brand of the salbutamol inhaler but works in the same way. 

Additional information


1 inhaler, 2 inhalers

1 review for Salbutamol Inhaler

  1. Oskar Wendowski

    Exactly what I get from my normal pharmacy! I got these spare just before going on holiday.

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