Salbutamol is used to relieve breathlessness in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma and COPD affects the lungs which makes it harder for the person to breathe as the disease gets worse over time. Salbutamol helps open up the airway quickly, making it easier for one to breathe. Salbutamol helps to relieve breathlessness quickly and is normally referred to as a 'reliever' inhaler. It does not prevent attacks from happening.
Some common side effects of salbutamol include:
Check with your doctor if any of these symptoms are serious and do not go away.
In very rare cases, some patients might experience the following:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your health care professional if:
You have any of the following medication conditions:
For the salbutamol inhaler, keep the cap on when not in use.
Once the bottle of respiratory solution is opened, throw away the contents after one month.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin
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