Salamol is a CFC-free inhaler which contains the active ingredient salbutamol, a medicine that belongs to the class of bronchodilators. The medicine comes in the form of an inhaler or steri-nebs which can be used in a nebulizer. It helps relieve the muscles of the lungs during asthma or COPD and opens the airways for easier breathing.
If you experience shortness of breath while exercising or you are about to enter an environment where there may allergens that trigger wheezing, you can take a puff of the medicine prior to exercising or exposure to allergens like pet fur or pollen. The medicine will help prevent shortness of breath, chest tightness or wheezing.
Salbutamol is a short-acting beta 2 agonist. It starts showing an immediate effect when you take it.
Salamol stimulates the receptors in the lungs which are known as the beta 2 receptors. This relaxes the muscles in the lungs and opens up the airways which makes it easier to breathe. During conditions like asthma or COPD, the airways become narrowed which causes shortness of breath, chest tightening or wheezing.
Salamol helps provide immediate relief during acute asthma or wheezing attack.
You must ask your doctor for exact the recommended dosage as per your condition, and follow the instructions accurately. Do not take more than the prescribed dosage.
Salamol is used for the relief of an acute asthma attack. Be sure to follow the instructions and the dose recommended by your doctor. Salamol inhalers or steri-nebs can be used to prevent breathing problems. It should be used about 10 minutes before exercising or exposure to an allergen to open up the airways.
It is important that you take the right amount of medicine while using the Salamol inhaler, as is recommended by your doctor.
Salamol CFC-free inhaler is a metered-dose inhaler, which means that it delivers the medicine as a specific dose. The medicine is in the form of a fine mist or spray. It is important you coordinate the pressing down of the canister and the breathing in of the spray. However, if you find that difficult, you may use a spacer device that helps make the usage of the inhaler easy.
Salamol easi-breathe inhaler is a breath-actuated inhaler. When you breathe through the mouthpiece, it automatically releases a dose of medicine. For using this inhaler, put the mouthpiece to your lips and breathe in steadily and deeply as the inhaler releases a dosage of the medicine. Do not stop breathing after you feel the puff in your mouth, continue breathing.
Salamol steri-nebs are used in a nebulizer during an acute asthma attack, usually in a hospital setting. The nebulizer will convert the liquid medicine inside the steri-neb nebules into particles that can be inhaled. This is used to deliver higher doses of medicine than a standard inhaler.
People suffering from a heart disease
People with a condition called irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
People with high blood pressure (hypertension)
People with hyperthyroidism
People with diabetes
People who have a low level of potassium in their blood
Salamol should not be used by people who are allergic to the active ingredient salbutamol or any other ingredient of the medicine.
The common side effects of Salamol include:
Shakiness or tremors
Increased heart rate
However, these are short term effects that usually wear off after taking in the medicine.
People who use Salamol should not use medicines which contain beta-blockers that reverse the effect of Salamol. They tend to narrow the airway passage.
Salamol can sometimes reduce the level of potassium in your blood, known as hypokalaemia. The following medicines can also have this effect:
Corticosteroids, such as beclometasone and prednisolone
Diuretics, such as bendroflumethiazide and furosemide
Few other beta 2 agonists, such as salmeterol
xanthine derivates, such as theophylline or aminophylline
A low blood potassium level can have serious side effects. And so, people with severe asthma or COPD who may be taking any of these medicines should monitor their blood potassium levels regularly.
You can safely purchase Salamol online at MedsNow. You can have an online consultation with a MedsNow clinician. Post consultation, once the clinician ensures that Salamol is the right drug for you, your order will be supplied.
Is salamol the same as Ventolin?
Salamol and Ventolin belong to the same class of drugs known as bronchodilators. They contain the active ingredient salbutamol. They are different brand names of the ‘blue inhaler’.
Does Salamol inhaler contain steroids?
No, Salamol does not contain steroids.
Is Salamol prescription only?
Yes, it is necessary to use Salamol after prescription, to ensure that the medicine is right for your condition.
Can using inhalers cause thrush?
Salamol is not known to cause any fungal infections. If you do get thrush of the mouth and if you are also using a steroid inhaler, it is mostly the preventer inhaler which is causing that side effect.
Can I use salbutamol for cough?
Yes, you can if your cough is an asthma symptom and your doctor has prescribed the medicine to you.
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