Asthalin Inhaler 100mcg (Salbutamol/Albuterol)
Asthalin Inhaler 100mcg 200 metered doses
Also known as Albuterol. Comes with Dose Counter.
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Asthalin Inhaler general information
What is Asthalin Inhaler used for?
Asthalin inhaler 100mcg is used to treat and relieve symptoms of bronchospasm, which is narrowing of the small airways of the lungs or bronchioles that happens in reversible obstructive diseases like asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Asthalin inhaler 100mcg is used to relieve breathing difficulties caused by bronchospasm with symptoms including, wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness of the chest. Asthalin inhaler 100mcg can also be used to prevent exercise induced bronchospasm, which is a form of asthma that is only triggered by exercise or also allergy induced asthma to a known allergens like pollen or cats. Asthalin inhaler 100mcg is a “reliever” inhaler because it has a rapid onset (within 5 minutes) but is short-acting and is a rescue medication that can be used if an asthma attack happens, or to avoid an asthma attack. Asthalin inhaler 100mcg will not treat the asthma disease and you will most likely be taking a regular “preventer” medication such as an inhaled corticosteroid.
How does Asthalin Inhaler work?
Asthalin inhaler 100mcg contains salbutamol, a beta 2-agonist and bronchodilator that acts directly on the small airways of the lungs (bronchioles). Contraction of the bands of smooth muscle that surrounds the small bronchiole tubes causes narrowing of the airways in response to an asthma trigger. Salbutamol in Asthalin Inhaler binds to beta 2 receptors on the smooth muscle causing the muscle to relax and the airways to widen (bronchodilation). This reduces bronchospasm (contraction or the airways) and allows the airways to open making it easier to breathe and removing symptoms of asthma, such as tightness of the chest, wheezing, cough and shortness of breath. Salbutamol in Asthalin Inhaler is a rapid-acting bronchodilator but has a short duration of action, lasting 4-6 hours and is used as a reliever medication for severe asthma, delivered into the lungs as an aerosol with each actuation (puff).
What does Asthalin Inhaler contain?
Asthalin Inhaler 100mcg contains the active ingredient salbutamol sulphate in suspension. Asthalin Inhaler also contains a propellant 1(34a…………q.s), which delivers 100mcg salbutamol as an aerosol into your lungs each time your actuate (press down) your inhaler. Each inhaler contains at least 200 actuations.
Treating asthma with Asthalin Inhaler
Asthalin inhaler 100mcg contains salbutamol, a beta agonist and bronchodilator that is used to treat bronchospasm, which is contraction of the muscle surrounding the small airways of the lungs or bronchioles. Salbutamol in Asthalin Inhaler binds to beta 2 receptors on the smooth muscle of the bronchioles causing the muscle to relax and the airways to widen (bronchodilation) making it easier to breathe and relieving symptoms of asthma like wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness of the chest and cough. Asthalin inhaler 100mcg can be used to relieve symptoms of asthma attack caused by exposure to an allergen like cats or pollen or any other trigger like cold air or cigarette smoke. Asthalin inhaler 100mcg is a “reliever” inhaler because it has a rapid onset (within 5 minutes) but is short-acting and is a rescue medication that can be used if an asthma attack happens or to avoid an asthma attack. Asthalin inhaler 100mcg can also be used to prevent symptoms developing in exercise induced or allergy induced asthma by using before exercise or exposure to the allergen.
Asthalin Inhaler for exercise induced bronchospasm
Asthalin inhaler 100mcg contains salbutamol, a beta agonist and bronchodilator that is used to treat bronchospasm, which is contraction of the muscle surrounding the small airways of the lungs or bronchioles. There are several types of asthma trigger that can induce asthma symptoms caused by bronchospasm, which is contraction of the muscle surrounding the small airways of the lungs or bronchioles, including exercise. Salbutamol in Asthalin Inhaler binds to beta 2 receptors on the smooth muscle of the bronchioles, causing the muscle to relax and the airways to widen (bronchodilation) making it easier to breathe and relieving symptoms of asthma like wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness of the chest. Asthalin inhaler 100mcg can be used to prevent symptoms developing in exercise induced asthma.
What are the side effects of Asthalin Inhaler?
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Asthalin Inhaler include headache, tremor, tachycardia (rapid heart beat); less common side effects include, palpitations mouth and throat irritation, muscle cramp.
When should Asthalin Inhaler not be used?
You should not use Asthalin Inhaler if you:
- allergic to salbutamol or any of the other ingredients in your Asthalin inhaler
- pregnant or breast feeding, without discussion with your doctor
- are taking medicines that interact with Asthalin, including: non-selective beta-blockers like propranolol, xanthines like theophylline or aminophylline for asthma, corticosteroids like beclomethasone and prednisolone for asthma, other beta 2 agonists, such as salmeterol, diuretics like furosemide for heart failure
What is paradoxical bronchospasm?
Inhaled asthma bronchodilator medications can cause paradoxical bronchospasm, which is when the inhaled medication taken to relieve or prevent bronchospasm actually makes it worse, causing wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness of the chest. If this happens you stop using your Asthalin Inhaler, inform your doctor and take their advice.
How should Asthalin Inhaler be used?
You should use your Asthalin Inhaler as needed for an asthma attack at any time of day, with or without food, by taking 2 puffs up to 4 times daily and no more than 8 puffs in 24 hours. If you are using your Asthalin Inhaler more than 3-4 times a week this may indicate that your asthma is not well controlled and you may need to review your medication. You can also use your Asthalin Inhaler to prevent allergy or exercise induced asthma by taking 2 puffs 15 minutes before exercise or exposure to a known allergen.
How many puffs to take from your Asthalin inhaler?
You should take one or two puffs from your inhaler when needed to relieve symptoms if an asthma attack happens, or if you suffer from exercise-induced asthma, take one or two puffs before you begin to exercise. Do not take more puffs than recommended by your doctor as this will increase risk of side effects.
How to use your Asthalin inhaler?
Follow the instruction provided with your Asthalin inhaler.
- Remove the mouthpiece cover and shake the inhaler.
- Breathe out as far as is comfortable and then place the mouthpiece in your mouth.
- Start to inhale and press down on the top of the inhaler to release a dose of salbutamol while still breathing in through your mouth until your lungs are full and then hold your breath for a few seconds.
- Remove the inhaler and breathe normally.
- Replace the mouthpiece cover.
- Rinse your mouth after use.
Note: You can use a spacer device to help you inhale correctly.
How often should you use your Asthalin Inhaler?
You should take one or two puffs of your Asthalin Inhaler as recommended by your doctor and as needed. The effects should last for between 4 and 6 hours.
Missed dose of Asthalin Inhaler
You should only use your Asthalin Inhaler to relieve symptoms of asthma. However, if your doctor has advised you to take regular puffs from your Asthalin Inhaler 100mcg and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should Asthalin Inhaler be stored?
You should store your Asthalin Inhaler below 30°C in a cool dry place. Protect your inhaler from frost, it will not work properly if it gets cold and keep away from direct sunlight. Always replace the mouthpiece cover when you are not using your inhaler.