Ventolin is the branded version of Salbutamol that comes in the exact same strength and formulation. Ventolin is an oral inhaler that belongs to the “reliever” family of medication. It is a fast-acting medication that works by opening the airways within the lungs and as a result, helps the patient breathe easier and relieve the symptoms of an asthmatic event. A patient can use one or two puffs of the Ventolin inhaler when required.
- Fast and effective relief from breathing difficulties
- Dilates the airways
- Treatment for Asthma and COPD
- Branded version of the cheaper generic Salbutamol
NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our GP / Pharmacist.
Ventolin, the brand name of Salbutamol, is used to help relieve any sudden symptoms of asthma. It is a short-acting inhaler medication that helps to widen the vessels in the lungs to allow a better oxygen supply, making it easier to breathe.
How long does Ventolin Evohaler take to work?
When you take a puff of your Ventolin inhaler, it works almost, straight away to make your breathing easier. Ventolin Evohaler carries on working for about 5 hours.
How long will I need to use my Ventolin inhaler?
Most people will use a Ventolin Evohaler inhaler for many years. You should always have your Ventolin inhaler with you so you can use it as soon as you have breathing problems.
Do not stop taking Ventolin unless your doctor tells you to. If you stop taking your Ventolin inhaler, your breathing problems could get worse.
Is it safe to use a Ventolin inhaler for a long time?
Ventolin Evohaler is a very safe medicine. There’s no evidence that it does any lasting damage to your body even if you use it for many years.
Can I drink alcohol with Ventolin Evohaler?
Yes, you can drink alcohol with Ventolin.
Can I smoke if I use a Ventolin inhaler?
Try not to smoke when using a Ventolin inhaler. Smoking irritates the lungs and will make your breathing problem worse. Speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you’re finding it hard to stop smoking. Here at Pharmacy Online, we can offer help to stop smoking with a range of products.
There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when using a Ventolin inhaler.
Common side effects include:
- Mild trembling or shaking
Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.