Salbetol 4mg Tablet

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Introduction

Salbetol 4mg Tablet is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing, and breathlessness. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.

You can take Salbetol 4mg Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well.

This medicine is generally safe however it may cause tremors, headaches, palpitation, fast heart rate, and muscle cramps in some people. These are often not dangerous and should gradually improve as your body gets used to the medicine. There are other, rarer, side effects and you should call your doctor straight away if you get chest pain, a very bad headache, or very bad dizziness.

Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland, a history of heart problems, diabetes, or low levels of potassium in your blood to make sure it is safe. Also, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine. This medicine can make you feel dizzy or shaky so avoid driving, cycling, or using tools or machinery until you feel better. You should not smoke as it causes damage to your lungs and will make your condition worse.

Uses of Salbetol Tablet

Benefits of Salbetol Tablet

In Treatment and prevention of Asthma

Salbetol 4mg Tablet can help prevent the onset of an asthma attack if it is taken before exercise or exposure to some “triggers”. These may include house dust, pollen, pets, and cigarette smoke. This medicine will allow you to exercise more freely without worrying about getting symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. It allows you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

In Treatment and prevention of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Bronchodilators like Salbetol 4mg Tablet help the airways in your lungs stay open. They work by relaxing the muscles of these airways. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor.

Side effects of Salbetol Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Salbetol

  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Increased heart rate
  • Muscle cramp

How to use Salbetol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Salbetol 4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Salbetol Tablet works

Salbetol 4mg Tablet is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Salbetol 4mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Salbetol 4mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Salbetol 4mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Salbetol 4mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Salbetol 4mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, increased or uneven heart rate, muscle cramps or muscle pain. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Salbetol 4mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Salbetol 4mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Salbetol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Salbetol 4mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Salbetol 4mg Tablet is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness.
  • It must be taken regularly to help keep the airways open at all time.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your  blood potassium levels. Inform your doctor if you notice muscle twitching, weakness or an irregular heartbeat.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart diseases or if you experience headache, or chest pain.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzyl Alcohols Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Salbetol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
Old cough at morning last 15 years
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
can be bronchial asthma or COPD consult chest physician
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FAQs

Q. What would happen if I take higher than the recommended dose of Salbetol 4mg Tablet?

Taking a higher than the recommended dose of Salbetol 4mg Tablet may cause seizures, chest pain, nervousness, headache, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness and lack of energy. High doses of Salbetol 4mg Tablet may also cause fast, irregular or pounding heartbeat, uncontrollable shaking of any part of the body, and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. In any such case, seek immediate medical attention.

Q. Is it safe to take Salbetol 4mg Tablet if I have heart disease?

Yes, Salbetol 4mg Tablet is considered safe, but its use depends on the severity of your heart problem. If you experience chest pain or any other symptom of worsening heart disease while taking Salbetol 4mg Tablet, seek immediate medical advice.

Q. Being a diabetic, what should I remember while taking Salbetol 4mg Tablet?

Salbetol 4mg Tablet may cause blood sugar levels to rise. Therefore, your doctor may adjust your dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines. Keep a regular check on your blood glucose levels and do not miss any appointments. Consult your doctor if you experience a sudden rise in blood sugar levels.

Q. I have started using Salbetol 4mg Tablet and I am experiencing headaches and shakiness. Is this because of Salbetol 4mg Tablet and will these go away?

Yes, it could be due to Salbetol 4mg Tablet. Feeling shaky is a common side effect of Salbetol 4mg Tablet which goes away after some time. For headaches, drink plenty of water, get sufficient rest and avoid alcohol. Usually headaches go away after a week. If they persist for a long time, contact your doctor.

Q. When should I take Salbetol 4mg Tablet?

Use Salbetol 4mg Tablet as and when you need it. Salbetol 4mg Tablet relieves the symptoms of asthma like coughing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. You can also take it to prevent asthma attacks in circumstances where you know it may occur (e.g., after strenuous exercise or unavoidable exposure to allergen).

Q. Can I smoke if I have been prescribed Salbetol 4mg Tablet?

No, you should not smoke while taking Salbetol 4mg Tablet. Smoking irritates the lungs. The medicine may make breathing more difficult, especially in patients who have asthma. Take advice from your doctor if you are finding it hard to avoid smoking.

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Country of Origin: India

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