Salbutamol (Ventolin)

Brand Names: VentolinProventil

Salbutamol Or albuterol Is in a group of medicine called a short-acting beta 2 agonist.

Mechanism Of Action (Ventolin,  Proventil) 

  • Salbutamol works by working on receptors within the lungs known as beta 2 receptors. once salbutamol stimulates these receptors it causes the muscles in the airways to relax. this enables the airways to open.
  • In conditions wherever there’s a narrowing of the airways, like bronchial asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, eg emphysema and chronic bronchitis), it’s troublesome for air to induce in and out of the lungs. By opening the airways, salbutamol makes it easier to breathe.

Uses:

Albuterol (also called salbutamol) is employed to stop and treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (e.g.asthma,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). it’s conjointly used to prevent asthma brought on by exercise. albuterol belongs to a category of drugs known as bronchodilators. It works in the airways by opening respiratory passages and relaxing muscles. controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.

Proventil Or Ventolin in Pregnancy and breastfeeding 

  • Easyhaler Salbutamol shouldn’t be used if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, assume you will be pregnant or are about to have a baby unless you’re advised to do so by your doctor. ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this drugs.

Salbutamol Side effects:

Following are some of the side effects associated with the use of Ventolin or Proventil:

  • Headache
  • Feeling a bit shaky
  • Rapid or uneven heartbeat
  • Flushing
  • Irritation or dryness of the mouth and throat (inhaled salbutamol only).
  • Muscle cramps (uncommon with inhaled salbutamol).
  • Lower blood potassium levels (Hypokalaemia) and can lead to muscle cramps and weakness, and in severe cases it can cause death as patients stop breathing
  • Diziness
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Bronchospasm (inhaled salbutamol only).
  • Restlessness.
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