Ventorlin Inhaler

Company: Glaxo India Limited

Generic Drug: Salbutamol

Indication: Treatment and prevention of bronchospasm in patients with reversible airway obstructive disease.  Indicated in acute attacks of asthma. It is also indicated in prevention of exercise induced bronchospasm.

Contraindication: Hypersensitivity to salbutamol or any component in preparation.

Dosage & Administration: Available as inhalation aerosol.

Special Precautions:

  • Inhaled salbutamol can give rise to paradoxical bronchospasm, which may be life threatening. In such cases switch to alternative therapy is recommended.
  • Cautious use in case of thyrotoxicosis, diabetes, hypertension and myocardial insufficiency.
  • Cautious use in case if patient is taking other beta-2 stimulant drug (sympathomimetic drug).
  • Cautious use with diuretics, xanthenes, digitalis and beta blockers due to drug interactions.

Side effects/ Undesired effects/ Adverse drug reactions: Tremors, palpitation, restlessness, hypokalemia, ankle edema, angioedema, urticaria, hypotension and collapse.

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