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Where Can I Buy a Ventolin Inhaler?

19th January 2021

Although a perfectly common condition, asthma can be extremely serious. Not only is there the worry of an asthma attack, but it can make the person living with it more vulnerable to other conditions worsening. For example, for a non-sufferer of asthma, flu is something to be wary of but not usually a huge cause of concern. However, for people living with asthma flu can sometimes be life-threatening as it can lead to pneumonia.

It is recommended that asthma sufferers get the flu jab every year to protect themselves from the virus and often can access the vaccine for free. Ventolin inhalers, also known as “blue inhalers”, contain the active ingredient Salbutamol Sulphate. This ingredient works by relaxing the muscles around your airways to help open them up, making breathing much easier.

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Do Ventolin inhalers have any side effects?

Like all medication, Ventolin does come with side effects. Some are perfectly normal, quite common and not to cause a great amount of concern. However, if any of these effects persist or worsen, you must tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

  • Nervousness
  • Tremors headache
  • Mouth/throat dryness
  • Mouth irritation
  • Changes in taste
  • A new cough
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • High blood pressure

Some side effects are more serious, and you will require medical attention if they begin to develop. These side effects are:

  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • Confusion
  • Asthma symptoms worsening

Serious allergic reactions to Ventolin are exceedingly rare. However, you must get medical assistance right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction. These include: 

  • Rash
  • Itching or swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble breathing

If I am having an asthma attack, can I use my inhaler more often?

In general, you will want to follow your doctor's instructions exactly. However, if you are suffering from an asthma attack and need emergency relief, the following is what the Partners Asthma Center has to say:

The situation changes when asthma flares up and you are having an attack. If you have ever been to the Emergency Department of a hospital for your asthma, you know that bronchodilator medications can be given safely as often as every 20 minutes for quick relief of an asthma attack. The same is true at home.

If you are having worsened asthma symptoms and need quick relief, you can safely use your inhaler as often as every 30-60 minutes for 2-3 hours without significant risk of harmful side effects. In particular, unless you have a known serious heart condition, there is no danger to your heart when using bronchodilator inhalers with this frequency for a short period of time.

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Where can I buy a Ventolin inhaler?

Ventolin is a prescription-only medication. When purchasing a Ventolin inhaler with UK Meds, you will be required to fill in an online consultation consisting of questions similar to those that would be asked by a GP. These questions include asking about your medical history and the condition which you are looking to treat.

We will then instruct an independent prescriber registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council to review your answers and make an informed decision on whether to send you the order. This process is essential as it assures you that you are receiving a quality product on the recommendation of a medical professional.