Salbutamol / Albuterol

    Information about Salbutamol / Albuterol

    Salbutamol / albuterol uses

    Salbutamol / Albuterol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

    How salbutamol / albuterol works

    Salbutamol / albuterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and makes breathing easier.

    Common side effects of salbutamol / albuterol

    Tremor, Headache, Restlessness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Palpitations

    Available Medicine for Salbutamol / Albuterol

    • ₹1 to ₹2
      FDC Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹5 to ₹9
      Cipla Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹7
      Lupin Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹36
      Unimarck Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹16
      Seagull Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹4 to ₹22
      Kee Pharma
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹6 to ₹9
      Raptakos Brett & Co Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹47
      GRAF Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹2 to ₹76
      Standard Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹13
      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Salbutamol / Albuterol

    • 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 Salbutamol / Albuterol

    Salbutamol / Albuterol

    Q. Is Salbutamol / Albuterol a steroid/ an antibiotic/ a cough syrup/ a betablocker/ contains steroid/ addictive/ a rescue inhaler?
    Salbutamol / Albuterol (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 / Albuterol need prescription?
    Yes. Salbutamol / Albuterol is available only by prescription
    Q. Is Salbutamol / Albuterol safe/ safe for babies?
    Salbutamol / Albuterol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
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    Q. Does Salbutamol / Albuterol cause drowsiness/ increased heart rate/ increase blood pressure/ weight gain?
    Salbutamol / Albuterol 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 16 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)