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Composition FOR SALBAIR I

Salbutamol(2.5 mcg),Ipratropium(500 mcg)

food interaction for SALBAIR I

alcohol interaction for SALBAIR I

pregnancy interaction for SALBAIR I

lactation interaction for SALBAIR I

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Salbair i 2.5mcg/500mcg transpules may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Salbair i 2.5mcg/500mcg transpules may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Salbutamol(2.5 mcg)


Salbutamol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)

How it works

The Salbutamol works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Chest pain, Cough, Dizziness, Headache, Heartburn, Muscle cramp, Swelling, Skin rash, Tachycardia, Irregular heart rate, Tremor, Urticaria
Ipratropium(500 mcg)


Ipratropium is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)

How it works

Ipratropium belongs to a class of drugs called anticholinergics or parasympatholytic agents. Ipratropium helps in opening  the air passages to the lungs and making  breathing easier and providing  relief from asthma and associated conditions.

Common side effects

Nausea, Palpitations, Rash, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin) of tongue, Blurred vision, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages), Cough, Diarrhoea, Dilation of the pupil of the eye, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Eye pain, Eye swelling, Gastrointestinal motility disorder, Halo vision, Headache, Hypersensitivity reaction, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Increased intraocular pressure, Itching, Skin redness, Stomach inflammation, Tachycardia, Throat irritation, Throat swelling, Vomiting


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Expert advice FOR SALBAIR I

  • Use salbutamol inhalation exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
  • Always keep the inhaler upright during the loading of the dose and administration steps.
  • If you can feel a slightly sweet tasting powder in your mouth after inhaling, you have received the dose and the active substance has reached your lungs.
  • During use, regularly wipe the mouthpiece with a fibre-free tissue or soft cloth.
  • Always replace the inhaler cap after you have used the inhaler.
  • Always tell your doctor if you suffer from an over active thyroid gland.
  • Take special precaution if you experience chest pains.
  • Take special care with salbutamol if you suffer from any disease of the heart.

Frequently asked questions FOR SALBAIR I


Q. Is salbutamol a steroid/ an antibiotic/ a cough syrup/ a betablocker/ contains steroid/ addictive/ a rescue inhaler?
Salbutamol (also available as Asthalin, Ventolin, Albuterol) is a beta receptor agonist used to prevent and treat wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a rescue inhaler for asthma. It is not a steroid or contains steroid or an antibiotic. It is not an addictive drug

Q. Does salbutamol need prescription?
Yes. Salbutamol is available only by prescription

Q. Is salbutamol safe/ safe for babies?
Salbutamol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Does salbutamol cause drowsiness/ increased heart rate/ increase blood pressure/ weight gain?
Salbutamol may cause light headedness, increased heart rate or increased blood pressure; however it is not known to cause drowsiness or weight gain. Consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.


Q. Is ipratropium a steroid?
No, ipratropium is not a steroid

Q. Is ipratropium a narcotic?
No, ipratropium is not a narcotic

Q. Does it contain opium?
It does not contain opium or its derivative

Q. Does ipratropium cause weight gain?
Ipratropium has no known effects on weight gain

Q. Does ipratropium cause constipation?
Yes, constipation is a known side effect of ipratropium

Q. Does ipratropium cause tachycardia (increased heart rate)?
Ipratropium may sometimes cause tachycardia (increased heart rate) in some patients. It is not a common side effect of ipratropium

Q. Does ipratropium cause an increase in blood pressure?
Ipratropium has no known effects on blood pressure

Q. Is ipratropium bromide the same as albuterol?
Ipratropium bromide and albuterol are 2 different medicines. They have the same action. They relax the air passages and make breathing easier (bronchodilators)

Q. Does ipratropium/ ipratropium bromide contain albuterol?
Combination medicines containing both ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulphate are available to treat asthma and associated conditions

Q. Is ipratropium bromide the same as budesonide?
Ipratropium/ipratropium bromide and budesonide belong to different class of medicines but both are used either alone or in combination to treat bronchitis, asthma and associated conditions

Q. Is ipratropium bromide a bronchodilator?
Yes, ipratropium/ ipratropium bromide is a bronchodilator used to treat bronchitis, asthma and associated conditions

Q. Is ipratropium bromide a long acting bronchodilator?
No, ipratropium/ ipratropium bromide is a short-acting bronchodilator

Q. Is ipratropium bromide an antihistaminic/antibiotic or is it an anticholinergic?
Ipratropium is neither antihistamine nor an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of anticholinergic bronchodilators

Q. Is ipratropium bromide a short-acting anticholinergic?
Yes, ipratropium/ ipratropium bromide is a short-acting anticholinergic bronchodilator

Q. Is ipratropium safe for infants?
Yes, ipratropium is safely used in infants. . Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Is ipratropium bromide a rescue inhaler?
No, ipratropium is a bronchodilator for the maintenance treatment of bronchospasm. It is not indicated for the initial treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm where rescue therapy is required

Q. Can ipratropium bromide used alone?
Yes, ipratropium bromide can be used alone as a maintenance therapy in the treatment of bronchospasm, asthma and other associated conditions

Q. Does ipratropium bromide expire?
Yes, ipratropium bromide formulations have an expiry date. Please Read the details on the package for the correct expiry date.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)