Salbutamol (Ventorlin – Asthalin) 4 mg tabs is a short-acting, selective beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist used to manage breathing problems caused by asthma. It is a bronchodilator that helps treat asthma or chest illnesses by relaxing the lung airways, relieving chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing in order to breathe more easily.
Salbutamol is generally used for acute episodes of bronchospasm caused by bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other chronic bronchopulmonary disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
Drug = Salbutamol
Strength = 4 mg
Manufacturer = Cipla
Quantity per sleeve = 1800 Tabs
How To Take Salbutamol (Ventorlin – Asthalin) 4 mg Tabs
Salbutamol is available in regular tablets, extended-release tablets and syrup.
If you are taking the extended-release type of tablet (usually labeled as “XL” or “ER”), swallow it whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.
Take Salbutamol exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Dosage of Salbutamol (Ventorlin – Asthalin) 4 mg Tabs
Acute bronchospasm: 2-4 mg 3-4 times/day, up to 8 mg 3-4 times/day. As modified-release tab: 8 mg twice a day.
Missed Salbutamol (Ventorlin – Asthalin) 4 mg Tabs
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your usual dosing schedule.
Do not double a dose under any circumstances.
Signs of overdose may include the following:
- Central nervous system stimulation
- Lactic acidosis
Seek medical help immediately.
People with the following medical conditions should not take Salbutamol:
- Pre-existing or risk factors for ischemic heart disease
- Gestational age <22 weeks
- Severe toxemia
- Intrauterine infection
- Vagina bleeding resulting from placenta praevia
- Eclampsia or severe preeclampsia
- Placental abruption
- Cord compression
- Use in threatened abortion
Side Effects of Salbutamol (Ventorlin – Asthalin) 4 mg Tabs
Salbutamol may have the following side effects:
- Chest pain
- Inhalation site sensation
- Increased sweating
- Allergic reactions
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Muscle cramps
- Flu-like syndrome
- Urinary tract infection
- Erythema multiforme
- Stevens-johnson syndrome
- Paradoxical bronchospasm
Warnings of Salbutamol (Ventorlin – Asthalin) 4 mg Tabs
Do not use Salbutamol in people with the following conditions:
- Overactive thyroid
- Irregular heartbeat
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements, and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Salbutamol.
How Does It Work?
Salbutamol works by activating adenyl cyclase, the enzyme which stimulates the production of cyclic adenosine-3′, 5′-monophosphate (cAMP). Increased cAMP levels, leads to the activation of protein kinase A, which inhibits the phosphorylation of myosin and lowers intracellular ionic calcium concentrations, resulting in smooth muscle relaxation.
Salbutamol is used to treat the following conditions:
- Severe bronchospasm
- Uncomplicated premature labor at 22-37 weeks of gestation
- Acute bronchospasm
- Prophylaxis of exercise-induced bronchospasm
- Acute severe asthma
Special Precautions and Connected Warnings
Take special precautions if you have the following conditions:
- Myocardial insufficiency
- Susceptibility to QT-interval prolongation
- Diabetes mellitus
- Seizure disorder
- Renal impairment
- Avoid alcohol
- Store between 15-30°C. Protect from light.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
- Do not use Salbutamol that is expired or out of the expiry date.