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    What Are The Differences Between a Ventolin Evohaler and a Ventolin Accuhaler?

    If you suffer from asthma, the chances are you are more than familiar with inhalers, and in some cases, Ventolin inhalers. Ventolin inhalers are one of the most commonly used inhalers due to their ease of use and quality. However, are you aware of the different types of Ventolin inhalers that are available? 

    What are the different types of Ventolin inhalers?

    Ventolin inhalers are available in two different types. The Ventolin Evohaler, and the Ventolin Accuhaler. Both of these different types of inhalers are produced by Glaxo Smith Kline and are of Ventolin brand, however, they offer asthma sufferers different options for their treatment. In this article, we will provide you with all of the information you need to differentiate between the Ventolin Evohaler and the Ventolin Accuhaler.

    What does Ventolin do?

    Ventolin is the branded name for the generic medication Salbutamol. Ventolin is the brand name for salbutamol inhalers that are produced by GSK. GSK stands for GlaxoSmithKline, and they are one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, specialising in medications for asthma, infections, cancer, diabetes, and mental health. Recently, GSK has also produced COVID-19 vaccines and has provided over 100 million doses for the United States. Other well-known brands that are owned by GSK include Sensodyne, Aquafresh, Panadol, Centrum, Nicorette, and ChapStick. 

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    Ventolin Evohaler

    What is Ventolin Evohaler used for?

    The Ventolin Evohaler is used to help treat asthma symptoms for sufferers. The Evohaler is mostly used to help treat symptoms that are brought on by exercise and other triggers asthma sufferers may have. The inhaler contains a medicine called Salbutamol which is known as a fast-acting bronchodilator. Fast-acting bronchodilators help to open up the airways, relieving chest tightness and making it easier to breathe. As mentioned, Evohaler is used to treat asthma symptoms from potential triggers. Common triggers of asthma include exercise, dust, pollen, pet fur, and cigarette smoke. 

    How often can you use a Ventolin Evohaler?

    When you are given the Ventolin Evohaler, you should be told how often you will need to use it. The Evohaler produces a fine mist that contains salbutamol which, when inhaled, eases the symptoms of asthma. The Evohaler typically contains around 200 puffs of mist and is effective at easing symptoms. In order to use the Evohaler effectively, you should test it prior to use. You should use your inhaler before being exposed to a potential trigger, such as if recommended, before exercise, or when you are experiencing asthma-like symptoms. It is important however to never take the Ventolin Evohaler more than you were told to by your doctor. If you do so, you may experience side effects such as a rapid heart rate, hyperactivity, and shakiness.

    Who is a Ventolin Evohaler for?

    The Ventolin Evohaler is for people with asthma that find relief from inhalers. The Evohaler however should not be used by people that are allergic to salbutamol. If you are planning on getting pregnant, if you are pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding, you may wish to consult with your doctor before taking the Ventolin Evohaler. Children can also use the Ventolin Evohaler which must be used according to the instructions of the prescriber. 

    Ventolin Accuhaler

    What is a Ventolin Accuhaler used for?

    Much the same as the Ventolin Evohaler, the Ventolin Accuhaler contains the medicine salbutamol, the fast-acting bronchodilator that helps to ease or prevent the symptoms of asthma. Fast-acting bronchodilators, as previously mentioned, work by opening up the airways to ease the symptoms of people suffering from asthma. It is also used by people who have certain triggers of their asthma symptoms. The triggers include exercise, pet fur, dust, pollen, and smoking. 

    How often can you use a Ventolin Accuhaler?

    The difference between the Accuhaler and the Evohaler is that the strength is different. The Evohaler has a strength of 100mg, whereas the Accuhaler has a strength of 200mg. This means that you should not use as many puffs of the Accuhaler as the Evohaler. 

    To fully get the best results from the Ventolin Accuhaler it is recommended that you have one puff to relieve symptoms, and one puff around 10-15 minutes prior to exposure to a trigger, such as before exercise, or before visiting someone with pets. Your doctor should also provide you with the information you need on how many times you should use your Accuhaler.

    The maximum dosage of the Ventolin Accuhaler that you should take is four puffs per day. If you take more than this, you are at risk of potential side effects such as a racing heartbeat, hyperactiveness, and shaking. If you find that you are experiencing any of these side effects then do not worry as they should begin to ease after a few hours. If these side effects persist for longer than a few hours then you may wish to contact your doctor. 

    Who is a Ventolin Accuhaler for?

    Much like the Ventolin Evohaler, the Accuhaler can be used in those suffering from asthma, and would benefit from easing their symptoms. This also means that the Accuhaler is suitable for adults and children. Despite this, you should contact your doctor if you have high blood pressure, if you have an overactive thyroid gland, or if you are taking water tablets that are used to treat high blood pressure. You should also speak to your doctor if you have a history of heart disease, or if you have a history of other heart-related issues such as a fast or irregular heartbeat or angina. 

    Can I get Ventolin Inhalers on subscription?

    Yes! You can purchase the Ventolin inhalers that you need on a subscription from UK Meds. You can purchase either the Accuhaler or the Evohaler in different strengths, quantities, and delivery frequencies saving you time, money, and effort.

    Are there any alternatives to Ventolin?

    Yes, there are a number of alternatives to Ventolin inhalers. Two alternatives include Fostair Inhalers and Luforbec Inhalers.

    Sources

    https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/salbutamol-inhaler/

    https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/class-2-medicines-recall-ventolin-accuhaler-200mcg-salbutamol-sulfate

    https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/850/smpc

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/steroid-inhalers/

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