What is Ventolin?
The Ventolin Evohaler, identifiable as a blue inhaler, is a reliever inhaler used to relieve asthma symptoms. A Ventolin inhaler eases breathing and increases airflow to the lungs in order to alleviate the symptoms of an asthma attack. Asthma inhalers such as the Ventolin Evohaler provide instant relief to wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness that occur during an asthma attack. The active ingredient in Ventolin is salbutamol. Ventolin is the branded product, but is the same as the salamol inhaler. Ventolin is a slightly larger inhaler than a salbutamol (salamol) inhaler.
Ventolin is not suitable for everyone, which is why you need a prescription. It is important that you talk to your GP to make sure you can take Ventolin.
How does a Ventolin inhaler work?
Ventolin contains the active ingredient salbutamol. Salbutamol allows the muscles in the airways to relax in order to facilitate breathing and alleviate the symptoms of asthma within minutes.
How do you use a Ventolin inhaler?
Knowing how to use a Ventolin inhaler is key to getting the maximum benefits from your Evohaler.
You must shake your asthma inhaler before each use.
- Exhale deeply
- Place the inhaler between your teeth and make sure to close your lips around it
- Slowly begin to inhale
- Press the top of your inhaler once, while you continue to inhale slowly
- Once you have taken a full breath, hold your breath for ten more seconds
How effective is a Ventolin inhaler in treating asthma?
Ventolin is an effective asthma reliever treatment. Ventolin should be taken when your symptoms of asthma arise or as prescribed to you. Ventolin is most effective when taken properly. Please follow the directions in the patient information leaflet.
Ventolin and other salbutamol inhalers are an easy, cost efficient and effective way of treating asthma.
What are the common side effects of Ventolin?
Like all medicines, Ventolin can cause side effects. The most common Ventolin side effects include feeling shaky and having a headache immediately after use. For less frequent side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.