Ventolin is used to treat breathing problems caused by asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), or other airway conditions. Such problems can manifest as chest tightness, shortness of breath, and wheezing. Ventolin relaxes the muscles of the airway walls to facilitate breathing. This medication can also be used to prevent some breathing difficulties, for example, those associated with allergies, or asthma attacks when exerting effort. Ventolin Inhalator sprays a dose of powder into the oral cavity. Shake it well before use, and inhale as you press down on the inhaler so that the powder reaches the lungs directly. After inhalation, hold your breath for at least 10 to avoid exhaling the medication. If you need a second administration, wait half a minute.


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About Ventolin

Ventolin inhalers provide effective short-term relief from asthma and can prevent asthma symptoms from occurring after exercise. Ventolin is the most popular type of 'reliever' inhaler. The active ingredient is salbutamol, which will dilate the airways and ease breathing. This is a very reliable inhaler for emergency asthma attacks.

Two forms of Ventolin inhaler are available: the Accuhaler and the Evohaler. The Accuhaler is a plastic device which contains a 60-blister strip. Each of these contains a 200mcg dosage that combines microfine salbutamol and lactose. The Evohaler is a pressurised metal device – each inhalation contains 100mcg of salbutamol. The propellant used in the Evohaler is HFA-134a, which is much less harmful to the environment than older propellants. Each of these treatments will provide effective relief after one or two doses.

How often should I be using my inhaler?

It is said that because the Ventolin Evohaler is primarily used for relief on a when required basis, you should only be using one inhaler every month or two months depending on your condition. The usual dosage involves patients using one to two puffs of Ventolin up to a maximum of four times a day when it is required. However, if you are finding that you are needing your Ventolin Evohaler more and more, it may be best to go and visit your GP as your condition may not be as well controlled as you think.

Who can use a Ventolin Evohaler?

Ventolin can be used by a variety of individuals, from children to adults. However, our Pharmacy Planet prescribing body is only able to prescribe and issue medication to patients over the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, are pregnant or planning to be pregnant, it is crucial that you are seen by your GP and obtain this medication from them as our team cannot prescribe any medication under these particular circumstances. If you have had previous negative reactions to the drug Salbutamol, Ventolin may not be suitable for you. You can explore other inhalers with different active ingredients here .

Do Ventolin Inhalers contain steroids?

No, Ventolin inhalers do not contain steroids. They contain salbutamol -- sometimes called albuterol. Salbutamol is a sympathomimetic bronchodilator, meaning that it helps to relax the muscles in the airways, making it much easier to breathe.

How quickly does Ventolin start working?

The blue inhaler has become a prized possession amongst asthma sufferers of all ages because of how fast it is able to act on asthma symptoms. The Ventolin Evohaler is able to relieve symptoms within five minutes of administering the medication, making it a handy (as well as portable) tool for asthma related emergencies.

How do I know if my condition is not being well controlled by Ventolin?

Asthma, when not managed appropriately, can potentially be fatal. Speaking to your GP or Asthma Nurse can be beneficial as there may be treatments more beneficial to you. Not sure when to seek urgent care? If any of the mentioned points apply to you, seek medical attention as soon as possible:

• Your Ventolin inhaler is only relieving your symptoms for less than 4 hours.

• You are overusing your inhaler, and going over the recommended daily limits of 8 puffs a day.

• Even after using your inhaler, you are still struggling to breathe.

• Your chest is still tight or grows painfully tight after using your inhaler.

If your condition is not this serious, it may still be beneficial to book an asthma review if:

• You are waking up more than once in the middle of the night with asthmatic symptoms.

• Your airways are restricted to the point where it limits daily activity.

• You start to use your Salbutamol inhaler more frequently.

How do I use my Ventolin Evohaler during an asthma attack?

In the event of a sudden asthma attack, it is okay to go over the regular dosage of 8 puffs daily. You can inhale up to 10 puffs up salbutamol with 30 seconds between each puff. Prior to administering the dose, the inhaler should be shaken to prime it appropriately. When an asthma attack is more severe, you can administer this medicine through a nebuliser. This is an instrument that is able to deliver the medication in a mist form which is inhaler through a facemask. Unless prescribed this already, it will be given to you by a doctor. Asthma attacks have the ability to get worse within a very short period of time, urgent medical attention should be given if you or your child are:

• are having difficulty breathing and your asthmatic symptoms are not improving.

• Even after 10 puffs of salbutamol, your condition has not improved. You are able to take another dose of up to 10 puffs at least 10 minutes after your initial dose if absolutely necessary.

For further information, please visit the NHS page on Asthma Attacks here .

What is an 'Asthma Action Plan'?

Action plans for asthmatic patients can be extremely helpful, not just for those with asthma, but for those around you as well. An asthma action plan details what your asthma symptoms are and what to do if they are getting worse. It also lists what medicines you take daily to aid with symptoms and what emergency action to take when an asthma attack occurs. This is usually filled in with your healthcare provider and it is specific to you and is able to amended during asthma appointments to better suit your needs. If you are unable to source one directly from your GP or asthma nurse, you can download an asthma action plan here .

Do you need a spacer for Ventolin?

A spacer is a cylindrical plastic tube where you can insert your inhaler's mouthpiece on one side and breath through the mask or mouthpiece on the other side. A spacer can be incredibly helpful in making sure that none of the medicine goes to waste, essentially helping you get the best possible use out of each puff. Spacers can only be used with metered dose inhalers (MDI), so if you have a dry powder or breath actuated inhaler, a spacer will not be necessary. Spacers are usually given to children to make sure that they are able to inhale the medicine correctly, but sometimes adults can be issued a spacer if they have deemed it necessary. You do not always need to use a spacer, but it can be a great tool to maximise the salbutamol in your Ventolin. Need help using a spacer with your Ventolin inhaler? You can watch this demonstration of how to use a spacer with tidal breathing , a helpful technique to have the best possible intake of this aerosol medicine.

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What is the Ventolin Evohaler?

Ventolin is a short-acting airway dilator. It is a powder medicine that is administered through an inhaler. The active substance, salbutamol, decompresses the airways, relieving symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing. With a short press of the canister, the blue inhaler releases a fine mist of salbutamol which is directly breathed into the airways, targeting the lungs with precision and allowing your airways to relax and expand. From just 1-2 puffs up to four times a day when required, the Ventolin inhaler is able to relieve chest tightness for up to 6 hours, thanks to the fast acting salbutamol. Ventolin Evohalers are classed as a 'reliever' inhaler, used to alleviate symptoms of asthma only when they are present. Most asthma patients keep these reliever inhalers as a spare just incase it is needed.

How does Ventolin Evohaler work?

Ventolin is a medication that contains the active ingredient albuterol, which belongs to a class of drugs called beta-agonists. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways, making it easier to breathe. When inhaled, Ventolin quickly opens up the air passages in the lungs, making it an effective treatment for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other respiratory conditions.

What are the benefits of using the Ventolin Evohaler?

Quick Symptom Relief: Experience the remarkable power of Ventolin Evohaler. This little blue inhaler is able to provide instantaneous releif from asthma related symptoms such as wheezing, coughing and having a tight chest with a shortness of breath. As this is a fast-acting medication, it is brilliant at easing breathing difficulties swiftly. 

Bronchodilation: Ventolin contains Albuterol, which is able to influence an internal reaction known as 'bronchodilation'. This is effectively when the muscles around the airways are able to relax, allowing you to breathe easier. When asthmatic symptoms occur, these airways tend to tighten and contract. Having a Ventolin Evohaler handy is good to ease these respiratory symptoms. 

Rescue Medication: The blue inhaler designed by GlaxoSmithKlein (GSK) has proven its efficiency on being dubbed as a 'rescue medication'. It provides prompt relief during flare-ups or asthma triggering symptoms  and is used on an as-needed basis to help with acute asthmatic episodes

Portability and Convenience: With it's small cannister, and surrounding actuator and mouthpiece, the Ventolin Evohaler is a compact and portable source of relief for asthmatics wherever they may be. Its convenient size ensures that you have access to quick relief whenever and wherever symptoms arise.

Emergency Use: The Evohaler is unbeatable in emergency situations when further medical attention is needed, such as an asthma attack. It can provide rapid relief while waiting for medical assistance. 

Direct Lung Delivery: With Ventolin being an aerosol based medication, it can dispense medicine directly into the lungs, helping it achieve targeted and efficient relief. This can also help reduce the usual side effects that are often seen when taking oral medication. 

Enhanced Quality of Life: Following the appropriate dosage patterns with a Ventolin Evohaler can help motivate you toward more physical activities without feeling fatigued and short of breath. The comfort that Ventolin will bring you will ultimately improve your quality of life and drive you toward greater pursuits with maximised comfort. 

How do I use Ventolin Evohaler and its dosage?

Always use this seasonal inhaler exactly as your doctor has told you. If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist again.

Remember to use your medicine.

Your doctor will indicate the duration of your Ventolin treatment. Do not stop treatment earlier.

The Ventolin inhaler pressurized inhalation produces a fine mist that must be inhaled into the lungs. Make sure you know how to use the inhaler correctly. If you have any problems, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

The recommended dose to relieve an acute attack is:

Adults: one application (100 micrograms) or two applications (200 micrograms).

Children 12 years and older: one application (100 micrograms) or two applications (200 micrograms).

Children under 12 years: one application (100 micrograms). Your doctor can increase it up to two applications (200 micrograms).

The use of the Ventolin inhaler should not exceed four times a day. The need for additional use or a sudden increase in dose indicates a worsening of asthmatic disease.

The recommended dose to prevent an attack during exercise is:

Adults: one application (100 micrograms) or two applications (200 micrograms) before exercise.

Children 12 years and older: one application (100 micrograms) or two applications (200 micrograms) before exercise.

Children under 12 years: one application (100 micrograms) before exercise. Your doctor may increase up to two applications (200 micrograms) before exercise.

The recommended dose for continued use is:

Adults, children from 12 years old and under 12 years old: up to two applications (200 micrograms) four times a day.

You can find out further information by checking out the Ventolin Evohaler patient information leaflet (PIL) here

Is Ventolin same as Salbutamol?

Ventolin and Salbutamol are essentially the same medication except one is branded and the other is the generic version. You can find out more on the differences between Ventolin inhalers and Salbutamol relievers here. 



What are the Side effects & precautions of Ventolin Evohaler?

Like all medicines, this asthma treatment inhaler can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Some people may be allergic to medicines. If you experience any of the following symptoms immediately after using Ventolin, stop treatment, and notify your doctor as soon as possible.

Symptoms to watch out for:

Allergic reactions: they are very rare in patients using Ventolin. The signs include:

  • A sudden appearance of "whistles" or tightness in the chest
  • swelling of the eyelids, face or lips
  • skin rash (hives) or hives anywhere on the body
  • A sudden feeling of weakness or dizziness (can lead to collapse or loss of consciousness).
  • Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. Stop using Ventolin.

The adverse effects associated with salbutamol classified by organ, system, and frequency are indicated below. The meaning of the terms used to describe the frequency of adverse effects is as follows:

Tell your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:

Immune system disorders:

  • Very rare: hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions including angioedema (skin reactions with erythema, edema, and itching), urticaria, bronchospasm (narrowing of the bronchial walls with decreased air intake), hypotension and collapse.

Metabolism and nutrition disorders

  • Rare: hypokalemia (low levels of potassium in the blood).

Therapy with agonists can lead to potentially severe hypokalemia.

Nervous system disorders

  • Common: tremor, headache (headache).
  • Very rare: hyperactivity (agitation and excitability).

Cardiac disorders

  • Common: tachycardia (increased heart rate).
  • Uncommon: palpitations (irregular heartbeat).
  • Very rare: cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, and extrasystoles (heart rhythm disorders).

Although it is not known exactly how often it occurs, some people may occasionally experience chest pain (due to heart problems such as angina). Tell your doctor if you develop these symptoms while you are being treated with salbutamol, but do not stop taking it unless you are told to do so.

Vascular disorders

  • Rare: peripheral vasodilation (dilation of the size of the peripheral blood vessels).

Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders

  • Very rare: paradoxical bronchospasm (narrowing of the bronchial walls with decreased air intake).

Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Uncommon: mouth and throat irritations

Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders

  • Uncommon: muscle cramps.

How to Buy Ventolin Evohaler Online in the UK?

You can buy the Ventolin inhaler online in the UK through one of the UK’s leading online pharmacies, Pharmacy Planet. All you have to do is fill in a clinical consultation questionnaire, and our in-house team of prescribers will assess the answers you have given and advise the best treament for you. 

However, Pharmacy Planet is not an active replacement for face-to-face asthma consultations or check-ups on your health. These are essential and are arranged by your GP at least every 12 months. 



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