Medication Information Leaflet
Salbutamol is used to relieve breathlessness in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma and COPD affects the lungs which makes it harder for the person to breathe as the disease gets worse over time. Salbutamol helps to open up the airway quickly, making it easier for one to breathe. Salbutamol helps to relieve breathlessness quickly and is normally referred to as a ‘reliever’ inhaler. It does not prevent attacks from happening.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Check with your doctor if any of these symptoms are serious or do not go away.
In very rare cases, some patients might experience the following:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep this medication away from children.
For the salbutamol inhaler, keep the cap on when not in use.
Once the bottle of respiratory solution is opened, throw away the contents after one month.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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