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Ventolin inhalers belong to the class of short-acting bronchodilators that help people with breathing difficulties open up airways for immediate relief from shortness of breath or wheezing. It is referred to as rescue inhaler because it can immediately stop asthma attacks.
What is a Ventolin Inhaler?
It is a bronchodilator that is usually prescribed to patients with asthma and other breathing problems. It is typically used only as needed, unlike long-acting bronchodilators that are used every day in controlling asthma and providing relief to other breathing problems.
How does it work?
Ventolin, just like other bronchodilators, works by relaxing the lung muscles to allow the airways to widen and make breathing a lot easier. It can also help clear mucus and reduce the inflammation in the lungs.
Using it can relieve the symptoms of asthma and other breathing problems. Its use can also prevent the onset of asthma for patients who are involved in physical activities that normally trigger asthma attacks. It must be used only when prescribed by a doctor.
How do I use it?
Use according to the instructions of your doctor who prescribed it. Do not increase or decrease the dosage or use it longer than what is recommended by the doctor. Users must follow exactly the instructions on the prescription label. You should use it only according to the prescribed dose. If you have your doubts about using this medication, discuss it with your doctor.
It can be used either by an inhaler or a nebuliser device. The choice of which device to be used will depend on your doctor. Do not use without the inhaler because it will be difficult to get the correct dose. When using the inhaler, shake the canister well before each spray. Remove the cap off the mouthpiece of the inhaler. Breathe out before putting the mouthpiece into your mouth and closing your lips. Breathe in slowly as you push down on the canister. Put your breathing on hold for about 10 seconds then breathe out slowly.
When the prescription calls for more than one inhalation at a time, you should wait for about one minute before using the second inhalation and remember to shake the inhaler again.
It is important to keep your inhaler dry and clean all the time. Store with the mouthpiece cap. The inhaler must be cleaned at least every week. Remove the canister from the Ventolin inhaler and let warm water run on it for about half a minute. Shake the canister to remove excess water and let it air dry completely before putting the inhaler back together.
What is the dosage for Ventolin?
Ventolin is for inhalation use only. When used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in adults and children over 4 years old, It is to be inhaled every four or six hours. Some patients require only one inhalation every four hours. When used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm among adults and children over four years old, It is to be inhaled twice fifteen or thirty minutes before the exercise.
Ventolin needs to be primed before using it for the first time, before using when the inhaler after it was not used for more than two weeks, or when the inhaler is accidentally dropped. Priming is done by releasing four sprays into the air, away from the face of the user, shaking well the canister before each spray. It must be used as prescribed by the doctor. Use it according to the doctor’s schedule. If you miss a dose, you should take it the moment you remember. If the schedule of the next dose is close, skip the missed dose and proceed to your regular schedule. Do not take twice the dose to make up for the skipped dose.
Only the person to whom it is prescribed by the doctor must use the inhaler. It must not be shared or offered for use with others. While using, it is important that a patient avoid exposures to allergens or irritants such as pollen, pet dander, moulds, dust, or smoke that may make the breathing problems worse.