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.
- 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.