Ventolin HFA Inhaler (Salbutamol) is used to prevent symptoms brought on by breathing problems. It is widely used in asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) patients to control and treat wheezing and shortness of breath that may occur. Salbutamol works by relaxing muscles in the airways and increasing airflow where it is needed: the lungs. A narrowing of airways in the lungs is called bronchospasm and the Ventolin inhaler can be used to treat and prevent such an issue to occur.
The Albuterol Inhaler (generic) is also available in addition to the brand name Ventolin HFA inhaler.
Use Ventolin Inhaler exactly as directed by your doctor. Ensure you read and understand all the information provided to you by your doctor and/or pharmacist. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to demonstrate any part of the process so you clearly understand.
If using to prevent exercise-induced breathing problems:
Note on storage:
Do not use Ventolin if:
Why is Ventolin Inhaler prescribed?
Ventolin (Salbutamol) is used in asthma and COPD patients to regulate and prevent breathing problems
Is there a generic for Ventolin inhaler?
Yes, it is called the Albuterol Inhaler and it is available for purchase.
How should I store this medication?
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, or cold temperatures. See the Directions section for more.