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What is Ventolin Accuhaler?
The Ventolin Accuhaler contains the active ingredient salbutamol sulphate, which is a fast-acting bronchodilator. It’s used to treat breathing problems in people with asthma and similar conditions. This includes relieving and preventing asthma brought on by exercise or other “triggers”. These are things, which bring on asthma symptoms in some people. Common triggers include house dust, pollen, cats, dogs and cigarette smoke.
How to use this product
To open your Ventolin Accuhaler, hold the outer case in one hand and put the thumb of your other hand on the thumb grip. Push your thumb away from you as far as it will go. You will hear a click. This will open a small hole in the mouthpiece. Hold your Ventolin Accuhaler with the mouthpiece towards you. You can hold it in either your right or left hand. Slide the lever away from you as far as it will go. You will hear a click.
This places a dose of your medicine in the mouthpiece. Every time the lever is pushed back a blister is opened inside and the powder is made ready for you to inhale. Do not play with the lever as this opens the blisters and wastes medicine. Hold the Ventolin Accuhaler away from your mouth and breathe out as far as is comfortable.
Do not breathe into your Ventolin Accuhaler. Do not breathe in again yet. Put the mouthpiece to your lips and breathe in steadily and deeply through the Ventolin Accuhaler with your mouth, not through your nose. Remove the Ventolin Accuhaler from your mouth. Hold your breath for about 10 seconds or for as long as is comfortable. Breathe out slowly. To close the Ventolin Accuhaler, slide the thumb grip back towards you, as far as it will go. You will hear a click. The lever will return to its original position and is reset. Your device is now ready for you to use again.
Is Ventolin Accuhaler 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?
Ventolin Accuhaler may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or you’re allergic to lactose or milk protein. Ventolin Accuhaler should not be used to treat premature labour or threatened miscarriage, as inhaled salbutamol products are not suitable for this purpose.
Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this medicine if you have any of the following:
- You are taking any other medicines
- Your asthma is active (for example you have frequent symptoms or flare ups or limited physical ability). Your doctor may start or increase a medicine to control your asthma such as an inhaled corticosteroid
- You have high blood pressure
- You have an overactive thyroid gland
- You have a history of heart problems such as an irregular or fast heartbeat or angina
- You are taking xanthine derivatives (such as theophylline) or steroids to treat asthma
- You are taking water tablets (diuretics), sometimes used to treat high blood pressure or a heart condition
Are there any side effects?
Like all medicines, Ventolin Accuhaler 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
- Mild tremor (shaking), especially of the hands
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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