Ventolin Evohaler contains a medicine called salbutamol. This belongs to a group of medicines called Short acting Beta 2 Agonists and is a fast acting bronchodilator.
Ventolin Evohaler is used to treat breathing problems in people with asthma and similar conditions. This includes relieving and preventing asthma brought on by exercise or other “triggers”. Common triggers include house dust, pollen, cats, dogs and cigarette smoke.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Usual Dose:- One or Two Puffs to be inhaled up to four times a day when required.
Instructions for use
If you find that ventolin is not effective then you will need to be reassessed by your GP. Please book an appointment as soon as possible for an asthma review.
Your doctor may have told you to take more than this as an emergency treatment if your wheezing or breathing gets very bad. It is very important that you keep to your doctor's instructions as to how many puffs to take and how often to use your inhaler.
If you take more Ventolin Evohaler than you should
If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor as soon as possible.
The following effects may happen:
These effects usually wear off in a few hours.
If you stop taking Ventolin Evohaler
Do not stop taking Ventolin Evohaler without talking to your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
If your breathing or wheezing gets worse straight after taking this medicine, stop using it immediately, and tell your doctor as soon as possible.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
A full list of side effects can be found HERE
Allergic Reactions (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
If you have an allergic reaction, stop taking Ventolin Evohaler and see a doctor straight away. Signs of an allergic reaction include: swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing, itchy rash, feeling faint and light headed, and collapse.
Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any concerning side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
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Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.