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What is Salamol Easi-Breathe Inhaler?
Salamol Easi-Breathe Inhaler contains salbutamol sulphate, which is a bronchodilator that works by widening the airways in your lungs to allow air in and out. This helps to treat asthma and make you feel less breathless, wheezy or tight-chested. It’s also used for the prevention of asthma symptoms brought on by exercise or allergies.
How to use this product
Always use Salamol Easi-Breathe Inhaler exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. For instructions on the correct method to use to take this inhaler, refer to the patient information leaflet. Use this inhaler when required to relieve symptoms of asthma and other chest conditions with similar symptoms, such as wheezing, breathlessness and tightness in your chest. Take one puff as a starting dose. This may be increased to two puffs if necessary.
To prevent asthma caused by exercise or allergens (e.g. house dust, pollen etc.), take two puffs 10-15 minutes before you exercise or before exposure to known allergens. Do not take more than eight puffs in 24 hours. Wait 4 hours between doses.
The usual dose for children under the age of 12 years to relieve asthma symptoms such as wheezing, breathlessness and tightness in your chest, take one puff as a starting dose. This may be increased to two puffs if necessary. Children over the age of 12 should refer to the adult dosage instructions above.
The usual dose for children under the age of 12 years to prevent asthma caused by exercise or allergens (e.g. house dust, pollen etc.), is one puff 10-15 minutes before exercise or before exposure to known allergens. This can be increased to two puffs if necessary.
Children over the age of 12 should refer to the adult dosage instructions above. The usual dose for children under the age of 12 years for regular treatment of asthma is up to 2 puffs, 4 times a day. Do not take more than eight puffs in 24 hours. Wait 4 hours between doses.
An adult should always supervise children when they use this inhaler. Always remember the following:
- Wait four hours between doses
- Tell your doctor if your asthma gets worse or if this medicine does not provide as much relief from your asthma as before
- You should sit or stand upright while taking this medicine
- Hold the inhaler upright as it will not work if it’s not held in this position
- It is a breath operated inhaler. This means it only releases a dose when you breathe in
How to clean your inhaler
You must keep your inhaler clean, especially in the mouthpiece. This will prevent deposits from the aerosol building up. To prevent your inhaler from becoming blocked you must clean it once a week
To clean your inhaler, unscrew and remove the top of the inhaler. Keep this top dry at all times. Remove the metal can from the bottom of the inhaler. Do not put the metal can into water. Rinse the bottom of the inhaler with warm running water for at least 30 seconds.
Shake off any excess water and dry the bottom of the inhaler thoroughly (leave to dry overnight if possible) but do not use direct heat. Put the can back into the bottom of the inhaler. Close the cap and screw the top and bottom parts of your inhaler back together. Failure to allow the mouthpiece to dry properly will result in an increase in blockage problems.
Is Salamol Easi-Breathe Inhaler suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before taking any new medicine.
Does salbutamol sulphate cause drowsiness?
Salbutomol can cause dizziness in some people. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine affects you.
When should this product not be used?
Salamol Easi-Breathe Inhaler may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this medicine if you have any of the following:
- You are taking any other medicines
- If you suffer from thyroid problems
- If you have diabetes
- You have serious heart disease, fast irregular heart rhythms or high blood pressure
- If you have a condition known as hypoxia (a disorder where the oxygen level in the blood is low and may cause breathlessness)
- If you have a history of heart disease or angina.
Consult a doctor immediately if your usual treatment is not working or you need more than 8 puffs per day (for adults) or 4 puffs per day (for children) or in case of worsening asthma symptoms. Your dosage should only be increased on medical advice.
Are there any side effects?
Like all medicines, Salamol Easi-Breathe Inhaler Inhaler may cause side effects in some people, but these won’t affect everybody. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. Common side effects include:
- Feeling tense
- Feeling shaky (muscle tremors)
For more information on potential side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Store below 30°C in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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