Ventolin Accuhaler (Blue Asthma Inhaler)
- Fast Acting Asthma Inhaler Treatment
- Active Ingredient: Salbutomol
- Relaxes Airway & Reduces Inflammation
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- Includes Free Prescription
£19.99 – £29.99
What is the Blue Ventolin Accuhaler?
Blue Ventolin Inhaler is a medicine used to help alleviate the symptoms of asthma, it belongs to a group of medications known as ‘reliever’ inhalers as they are used for immediate breathing problems, to provide fast and effective relief. The Ventolin Accuhaler contains a propellant called HFA 134a which is gentler to the environment than some other traditional versions of the medicine. There may be a slightly different taste to this inhaler, but this does not affect its effectiveness.
Ventolin is a prescription-only treatment and is not available to buy over the counter therefore your doctor will need to assess and create a plan to manage your asthma. Please note that whilst Ventolin Accuhaler can provide fast and effective relief for your symptoms, in most cases, you will require another inhaler to prevent your asthma symptoms, one that will be used daily. This is often a medicine known as Salbutamol which helps to reduce inflammation and to keep the airways open for your lungs and works to relieve tightness in the chest, wheezing and coughing. If, however, you feel you are using your Salbutamol inhaler more than three times a week, this may indicate that your symptoms are not controlled, and you should seek further advice.
Ventolin Salbutamol is part of a group of medicines which are named fast-acting bronchodilators. They work by reducing inflammation and keeping the airways open for the lungs. They also help to relieve tightness in the chest, wheezing and coughing. The medication works by stimulating the beta 2 receptors in the lungs, this allows the muscles to relax and result in better breathing.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.
It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.
There’s currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it doesn’t have a big impact on your life.
The main symptoms of asthma are:
Wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
A tight chest, which may feel like a band is tightening around it
The symptoms can sometimes get temporarily worse. This is known as an asthma attack.
Several conditions can cause similar symptoms, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and correct treatment.
Your GP will usually be able to diagnose asthma by asking about symptoms and carrying out some simple tests.
Asthma self-assessment tool
The main types are:
Reliever inhalers – used when needed to quickly relieve asthma symptoms (salbutamol)
Preventer inhalers (steroid) – used every day to prevent asthma symptoms occurring
Some people also need to take tablets.
Causes and triggers
Asthma is caused by swelling (inflammation) of the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. This makes the tubes highly sensitive, so they temporarily narrow.
It may occur randomly or after exposure to a trigger. Common asthma triggers include:
Allergies – to house dust mites, animal fur or pollen, for example
Smoke, pollution and cold air
Infections like colds or flu
Identifying and avoiding your asthma triggers can help you keep your symptoms under control
Download Salamol – Patient Information Leaflet
Take the asthma control Test
How to use your inhaler
How to use a Small Volume Spacer
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine:
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.
Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you feel your heart is beating faster or stronger than usual (palpitations). This is usually harmless, and usually stops after you have used the medicine for a while. You may feel your heartbeat is uneven or it gives an extra beat, these may affect up to 1 in 10 people.
Tell your doctor if you have any of the following side effects which may also happen with this medicine:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Mouth and throat irritation
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
A low level of potassium in your blood
Increased blood flow to your extremities (peripheral dilatation). Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
Changes in sleep patterns and behaviour, such as restlessness and excitability
These are not all the side effects of salbutamol. For a full list see the Patient information leaflet.