Ventolin is the most well-known reliever inhaler, which can be used during or before the start of an asthma attack. It contains the active ingredient salbutamol which when inhaled, works quickly in the lungs to relax and open the airways allowing the user to breath much easier, as well as reducing associated asthmatic symptoms. The Ventolin inhaler is available to order conveniently in 100mcg and 200mcg dosages and as an evohaler or accuhaler.
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Ventolin, also known as salbutamol or albuterol, is available in many forms. It is most commonly used as an inhaler and reliever, which means that it is used in instances where an attack has already started or is about to start.
When Ventolin is used, it almost immediately goes to work to help relax and open the airways to allow air to flow more easily. It is used for the relief of bronchospasms in conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ventolin can be used by both men and women over 18, with asthma.
The Ventolin inhaler is available in two forms, as an Accuhaler and as an Evohaler. Both types of inhaler are extremely effective in providing relief from an attack, although they may do this in slightly different ways. The plastic Accuhaler contains a 60-blister strip, each blister containing a 200mcg combination of microfine salbutamol and lactose. The pressurised Evohaler device delivers 100mcg of salbutamol in a dose, and can act within just five minutes to provide effective relief.
During an asthma attack, the bronchiole becomes obstructed in response to a particular irritant, and this is known as bronchospasm. Ventolin works as a beta-adrenergic receptor agonist, which means that it stimulates beta receptors around the body, in particular, those around the airways. Stimulating beta receptors in this area causes muscles to relax, and allows more air to pass through to ease breathing. Salbutamol also has the ability to help with inflammation of cells prompted by an allergic reaction.
Ventolin inhalers come with a number of benefits that you can experience. These include:
Most asthmatic people can safely use Ventolin (albuterol), during a reaction or to ward off an impending asthma attack. However, if you are allergic to the active ingredient in the Ventolin inhalers, salbutamol or lactose in the case of the Accuhaler, alternative treatments should be used.
Make sure that you inform your doctor if you have diabetes, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, arrhythmias, if you are pregnant or if you have any other medical condition or are taking any other medications.
Because the way in which you take both the Ventolin Accuhaler and the Evohaler doses, you may prefer one type of inhaler over the other, if you find that you have difficulty using a certain type of inhaler.
You can buy Ventolin inhalers on HealthExpress in a dosage of 100mcg and 200mcg. For environmental reasons they are now propelled by HFA making the inhalers safe for use. How you should use your Ventolin inhaler will depend on the severity of your condition, the medications you are currently using and whether you are using it as a preventative treatment or for relief. Generally, as a relief treatment it is recommended that you take two puffs of the Evohaler as and when it is needed to deal with an attack, or one puff of the Accuhaler.
The maximum dose during a 24-hour period is eight puffs. Please ensure that you read through the patient leaflet before using your Ventolin inhaler.
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Usually Ventolin inhalers aren't likely to cause side effects, but as with most prescription medication there is still a possibility of this occurring. Some of the most common side effects experienced by users aren't likely to be serious and include:
If you do experience these symptoms they should clear up with regular use of the medication, if symptoms still persist then ensure you seek further help from your doctor.
There are a number of precautions that should be carefully considered before using a Ventolin HFA inhaler. These can be found below:
It is possible to buy Ventolin inhalers online safely after taking our free online consultation. This is necessary to ensure you are safe to use the inhalers and to ensure you can receive them as soon as possible. Your consultation will be reviewed by one of our registered doctors and with our free premium delivery service, you can receive your inhalers the next day (or same day if in London).
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