Ventolin (albuterol) in UK: Price Comparison, Uses, Side Effects, Interactions
How does Ventolin (Albuterol) work?
Albuterol (Ventolin) is a beta-adrenergic agonist that selectively acts on beta(2) adrenergic receptors of intracellular adenyl cyclase. It increases cyclic AMP levels resulting in bronchial smooth muscle relaxation. In terms of indications or reasons we prescribed this medication to a patient, we may see it used in the treatment of asthma, as well as in the treatment of exercise-induced asthma. It would typically be used prophylactically or preventatively in this sense. It also may be used occasionally for hyperkalemia or high potassium levels.
How to use albuterol?
In treating asthma, if we were treating a Bronchiospasm, we may see two oral inhalations, every four to six hours, or one oral inhalation every four hours. In acute asthma exacerbation, we may see four to eight inhalations orally every 20 minutes for up to four hours, then every one to four hours as needed.
For exercise-induced asthma prophylaxis, we may see two oral inhalations, 15 to 30 minutes prior to exercise.
The inhaler supplied with the application should be shaken well before use. Remove the cap before using the inhaler. You must inhale completely before using the inhaler and then close your mouth. Make sure you breathe slowly while holding the inhaler. Wait at least a minute after each use before using the second one. Then shake again and repeat the procedure. This way, your medicine will have the maximum effect.
Side effects percentage
Now, as with all medications, there are some side effects or adverse reactions that patients may experience while using albuterol.
Three to 7% of patients may experience tachycardia or a rapid heart rate. 10% may experience nausea and 14% may experience pharyngitis. Vomiting may occur 7% of the time, and 2% of patients may experience a backache. 7% may experience nervousness or a feeling of nervousness.
Five to 7% may experience a headache and tremors may happen five to 7% of the time. Bronchitis and cough, as well as pain in the throat, may happen 5% of the time, and rhinitis may happen five to 16% of the time. Sinusitis may again happen 5% of the time. Now, some rare but more severe side effects would be pulmonary edema or super ventricular tachycardia.
In terms of contraindications or reasons we would not be able to prescribe albuterol, we just wouldn't give this medication to a patient who had a hypersensitivity to albuterol or any other components of the formulation.
The association between albuterol and mortality or hospitalization in people with asthma is unknown, although the risk in individuals with obstructive airway disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary
Ventolin is a bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles in the airways and increases airflow to the lungs. Ventolin is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. It is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.
Ventolin may not be safe to breastfeed while taking. Inquire with your doctor about any potential dangers. Anyone younger than 4 years old is not supposed to use Ventolin.
Ventolin costs between €23.02 and €32.60 per inhaler. It depends on the pack size.
Other Names for Albuterol:
• Ventolin HFA
• Proair HFA
• ProAir RespiClick
• Ventolin, AccuNeb
• Ventolin Injection
• Ventolin Nebules PF
• Ventolin Oral Liquid
• Ventolin Respirator Solution
• Vospire ER