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Salamol CFC is a reliable medication intended to prevent the chances of an asthma attack from happening. It also treats chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases or COPD. The active ingredient, salbutamol, dilates the air ways allowing the air to move freely. This creates better breathing for the user. Salbutamol is classified as a bronchidilator.

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UK Meds asked our favorite doctor, Dr. Christian Jessen, to explain Asthma. Below is what he has to say.

Asthma is a long term health condition where those affected have overly-sensitive airways, and it can lead to serious difficulties when breathing. Inflammation and constriction of the airways cause them to get narrower, making it harder for air to pass through. This causes a typical asthma attack which left untreated can be potentially fatal.

Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, tightness around the chest and shortness of breath. Currently, there is no cure for asthma, but there are a wide range of treatments that can help. Reliever inhalers, which are usually blue, provide rapid relief by relaxing your airways. They should always be kept on you at all times in case of asthma attack and you should always have a spare inhaler on hand.

Preventer inhalers, which are usually colored brown, contain a low dose of steroids. They take affect over time to reduce the inflammation, sensitivity and swelling in your airways. Even if your symptoms don't seem serious, you should always use your preventer inhaler (if you have been advised to) to help keep an attack at bay.

UK Meds can prescribe many different types of inhalers, including Ventolin, Clenil Modulite, Bricanyl and more. Start your free consultation with GMC registered doctors today.

- Dr. Christian Jessen

The video and article above is for information purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose a condition or prescribe a medicine. If you have any specific concerns about your health, please consult your GP or use our online doctor's service. You can follow Dr. Christian Jessen online on his Twitter account.

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What is Salamol?

Salamol contains the active ingredient salbutamol, a medicine that belongs to the class of bronchodilators. The active ingredient is inhaled through the use of an inhaler or a nebuliser, to allow it to act directly in the lungs where it works fast in relieving asthma attacks, shortness or breath, or chest tightness.

Salamol inhalers can be used shortly before exercising if your asthma is usually triggered after exercise. You can also use it if you know that you will be exposed to allergens that will trigger your wheezing, such as pollen or pet fur. Salamol will open your airways and help prevent wheezing.

How does Salamol work?

Salamol is available as a CFC-free inhaler, Salamol easi-breathe CFC-free inhaler, and Salamol steri-nebs, which all contain the active ingredient salbutamol. Salbutamol works by acting on receptors in the lungs called beta 2 receptors. The medicine causes the muscles in the airways to relax and allows the opening of the airways for easy breathing.

In asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the airways become narrowed, making it difficult for the air to get in and out of the lungs. By opening the airways, salbutamol makes breathing easier. Salbutamol works within a few minutes of taking a dose, with its effects lasting for four to six hours.

What are the benefits of using Salamol?

Salamol is effective in providing immediate relief from the symptoms of asthma. Salbutamol, the active ingredient in Salamol effectively cause the muscles in the airways to relax to allow its opening for easy breathing.

Salamol effectively relieves the symptoms of an asthma attack in a few minutes.

How do I use Salamol?

When using Salamol, always follow the order of your doctor or the instructions in the information leaflet that comes with the product package. Your doctor will tell you how many puffs to use each day. Do not exceed the doctor’s prescribed dose.

You should learn how to correctly use your inhaler in order to get the right amount of medication into your lungs. Instructions will also be provided with the inhaler. You can request your doctor or nurse to demonstrate to you the proper use of the inhaler.

Salamol CFC-free inhaler is a metered dose inhaler. It delivers the medicine as a fine mist or spray. You need to coordinate the pressing down of the canister and the breathing in of the spray. If you find it difficult to use Salamol inhaler because of difficulty to press down the canister, you can use a spacer device to make the use of the inhaler easier.

Salamol Easi-breathe inhaler is a breath-actuated inhaler. You need to put the mouthpiece to your lips and take a deep, steady breathe to take a dose of the medicine. Do not stop breathing when you feel the puff in your mouth. It is important that you keep breathing in after the release of the puff.

Salamol is used for the relief of an acute asthma attack. Be sure to follow the instructions and the dose recommended by your doctor. Salamol inhalers or steri-nebs can be used to prevent breathing problems. It should be used about 10 minutes before exercising or exposure to allergens to open up the airways.

Side effects & precautions

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual users differently. Not everyone who uses this medicine will experience the possible side effects.

The following are the common side effects of Salamol:

  • A headache
  • Feeling shaky
  • Feeling tense
  • Faster than normal heartbeat

The following are the rare side effects of Salamol:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Mouth or throat irritation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Feeling sick or vomiting
  • Flushing
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Hyperactivity in children
  • Low level of potassium in blood

Salamol should not be used by people who are allergic or intolerant to any ingredient of the medicine.

The following individuals may need a lower dose of Salamol or extra monitoring:

  • Those with heart disease
  • Those with irregular heartbeat
  • Those with diabetes
  • Those with high blood pressure
  • Those with a low level of potassium in the blood

It is important that asthma is well controlled during pregnancy, as it may pose a threat to the developing baby. As much as possible, asthma medications should be taken by inhaler because it minimizes the amount of medicine that enters the bloodstream and crosses the placenta to the developing baby.

The amount this medicine that passes into breast milk after using an inhaler is negligible and will not likely harm the nursing infant.

Be sure to inform your doctor before you use Salamol if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

It is important that your doctor is made aware of all the medicines that you are currently taking before you start using Salamol. Similarly, check with your doctor before you start or stop using a medication while you are using Salamol.

How do I buy Salamol online?

You can safely buy Salamol online at UK Meds. You will need first to have an online consultation with a medical doctor before your order of Salamol will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Salamol is the right medication for your medical condition.