Ventolin is an inhaled medicine used to prevent obstructed airways in patients with asthma or provide relief during exercise-induced asthma. It acts as a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways, making it easier to breathe. Ventolin can also be used to treat emphysema or chronic bronchitis. Ventolin takes effect within 15 minutes and can last for up to 6 hours.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Ventolin exactly as prescribed.
Before taking Ventolin, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Tell your doctor if you’re taking other medications, especially inhaled drugs, antidepressants, or for a heart condition.
Common side effects of Ventolin include:
More serious side effects include:
Can I use Ventolin in an asthma attack?
No. Ventolin is not a rescue medication, and may worsen symptoms if used during an attack.
How does the dose counter work?
Ventolin has a dose counter that displays the number of sprays left in the canister. It will continue going down until it reaches 000. Do not continue to use the inhaler after this point.
Can I use Ventolin for exercise-induced asthma?
Yes. Talk to your doctor about your specific dosage for using Ventolin before exercise.