What are the side effects of salbutamol?
Adverse effects. The most common side effects are fine tremor, anxiety, headache, muscle cramps, dry mouth, and palpitation. Other symptoms may include tachycardia, arrhythmia, flushing of the skin, myocardial ischemia (rare), and disturbances of sleep and behaviour.
Salbutamol. Salbutamol, also known as albuterol and marketed as Ventolin among other names, is a medication that opens up the medium and large airways in the lungs. It is used to treat asthma including asthma attacks, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- It is used along with anti-inflammatory steroids in reliever asthma inhalers. But the research suggests a component of salbutamol may actually reduce the effectiveness of steroids. However, experts have stressed that the effect is far from clear. Salbutamol is not used in long-term preventative inhalers.
- To prevent symptoms before exercise or contact with whatever triggers your asthma attack the dose is one puff (200mcg). For regular treatment the dose is one puff (200mcg) up to 4 times a day. The maximum daily dose (in 24 hours) for both adults and children: 4 puffs of the 200 mcg (800 micrograms).
- Less serious side effects may include:
- headache, dizziness;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- cough, hoarseness, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose;
- mild nausea, vomiting;
- dry mouth and throat;
- muscle pain; or.
This medication is used to treat asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other breathing disorders. Inhaled salbutamol is also used to prevent asthma attacks caused by exercise. It works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the small airways in the lungs.
- During an asthma or wheezing attack, the air passages into the lungs become narrow, making it hard to breathe and causing symptoms such as cough, wheezing and breathlessness. Salbutamol helps the airways to open up and so relieves (eases) the symptoms of the attack.
- If you take too many puffs of your Asmol inhaler, you may have a fast heart beat, feel shaky or have a headache. You may also have increased acid in the blood, which may cause an increased rate of breathing. These symptoms are usually mild side effects of using Asmol inhaler.
- This helps to relieve symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing and feeling breathless. It starts to work within a few minutes and the effect will last between 3-5 hours. Salbutamol inhalers are referred to as 'reliever' inhalers or 'blue' inhalers.
Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Albuterol belongs to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators. It works in the airways by opening breathing passages and relaxing muscles.
- More puffs may be needed to relieve symptoms during a more severe attack. The usual dose for long-term treatment of asthma is 1 to 2 puffs (or 1 puff in children 4 years and older) 4 times per day. The maximum daily dose is 8 puffs for adults and 4 puffs for children.
- Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Albuterol belongs to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators. It works in the airways by opening breathing passages and relaxing muscles.
- Ventolin Syrup (albuterol sulfate syrup) is a bronchodilator used for the relief of bronchospasm in adults and children 2 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease. The brand name Ventolin is discontinued, but generic versions may be available.
Updated: 25th November 2019