What are Ventolin Inhalers?

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What is a Ventolin inhaler?

Ventolin inhaler is a reliever inhaler that provides quick relief from asthma symptoms. The asthma symptoms include wheezing and breathlessness. The medicine in the inhaler relaxes your breathing muscles making it easier for you to breathe.

Ventolin inhaler relieves chest tightness and prevents asthma attacks. Buy Ventolin inhalers from Ashcroft Pharmacy which offers full and updated inhalers.

All you need to do is fill out an online assessment that is later reviewed by our medical team to ensure that you are provided with the right medicine.

Types of Ventolin inhalers

There are two types of Ventolin inhalers. They both contain Salbutamol as the active ingredient and are recommended for relieving asthma symptoms such as breathing difficulties and coughing. The two types of Ventolin inhalers are; Ventolin Evohaler and Ventolin Accuhaler.

Ventolin Accuhaler 

Ventolin Accuhaler is easy to use and therefore recommended for children. Compared to other inhalers it contains a dry powder and does not require pressing a canister to adjust your breathing.

To use a Ventolin Accuhaler you, place the mouthpiece in between your lips, breathe in deeply using your mouth, hold your breath for 10 seconds, and then breathe out gently. After a short while your asthma symptoms are relieved.

Ventolin Evohaler 

For Ventolin Evohaler, you must push down the canister as you breathe in, inhale the medicine, and hold your breath for 10 seconds before breathing out. Ventolin inhaler relieves asthma and (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) COPD symptoms.

How does a Ventolin inhaler work?

Asthma makes it difficult for air to pass in and out of the lungs. Salbutamol a short-acting beta 2 agonist stimulates the beta 2 receptors into the lungs. This helps in relaxing muscles in the airways causing them to open up, making it easy to breathe.

The two types of inhalers (preventers and relievers) are best used when you notice asthma flare-ups

Ventolin (salbutamol) | Asthma Inhaler

Key facts.

  1. It's safe to use Ventolin inhalers during pregnancy and when breastfeeding 
  2. Ventolin inhalers provide quick relief from breathing difficulties hence the name reliever inhaler
  3.  The use of ventolin inhalers has minimal side effects if used according to doctors' instructions 

Warning and precautions.

  • Always talk to your doctor if you are taking other asthma medicines or any other medicine not related to asthma.
  • Always consult with your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to get pregnant.
  • Only use a Ventolin inhaler when required rather than regularly.
  • Do not use a Ventolin inhaler if you are allergic to any ingredients in the inhaler medicine.
  • It's recommended to consult your doctor before buying an inhaler over the counter.

Below are the things you need to know before using a Ventolin inhaler

  • Do not use a Ventolin inhaler if you have threatened abortion or are susceptible to going into early labor.
  • Ventolin doesn't affect driving or the use of machines 
  • It's okay to take an inhaler with or without food
  • Always talk to your doctor if you have severe asthma

Who shouldn't take Ventolin?

You should always consult the doctor before using a Ventolin inhaler if:

  • You have high blood pressure 
  • You have heart problems
  • You have an over-reactive thyroid gland
  • You are taking steroids to treat asthma
  •  You have galactose intolerance 


How to use a Ventolin inhaler 

  •  After you are done, place back the mouthpiece cover immediately to prevent entry of dust.
  • Breathe in through your mouth, and press down the top of the canister, to release a puff of medicine.
  • Using your thumb, hold the inhaler upright, breathe as far as possible 
  • Remove the mouthpiece cover to check unwanted objects
  • Begin by breathing slowly before taking your inhaler 
  • Sit upright or you can choose to stand 
  • Shake the inhaler 5 times to ensure that the contents in the inhaler are evenly mixed
  • Place the mouthpiece in your mouth in between your teeth and close your lips 
  • Take a deep breath for 10 seconds, then remove the inhaler from your mouth and hand. Hold your breath as long as you can.
  • If your doctor said to take 2 puffs, do the same procedure, but wait 30 seconds between each puff.
AgeAmount of puffs to relieve asthmaAmount of puffs to prevent asthmaAmount of puffs for regular treatmentMaximum dose in 24 hours
Adults and adolescents over 12 years1 or 2 puffs2 puffs every 10 to 15 minutes before exercise or exposure to asthma triggers.2 puffs four times a day8 puffs
Children under 12 years1 puff1 puff every 10 to 15 minutes before exercise or exposure to asthma triggers2 puffs four times a day8 puffs

Ventolin in pregnancy

Pregnant mothers should not stop using Ventolin inhalers during pregnancy. The use of Ventolin inhalers protects the life of the mother and baby. If you are pregnant and notice that your asthma symptoms are getting worse or find the need to avoid using the inhaler always consult with your doctor.

Ventolin in children

It is safe for children diagnosed with asthma to use Ventolin inhalers. Only children aged 4 years and above are recommended to use the inhaler. Ventolin inhalers relieve symptoms such as chest tightness and coughing in children.

Parents are advised to leave a spare inhaler at school and put an inhaler in their children's bag in case they are spending time away from home. If asthma symptoms persist, parents should seek medical advice from the doctor.




Side effects of Ventolin

Most people do not experience serious side effects after using Ventolin inhalers, However, you should consult your doctor in case you notice severe side effects such as a rise in blood pressure, fast or irregular heartbeats, chest pain, and rapid breathing.

The doctor may recommend a change in your medication in case the Ventolin inhaler is not working for you.

Common side effects include:

  • Throat and mouth irritation 
  • Temporary fast heartbeat 
  • Muscle cramps 
  • Shaking 
  • Headaches 
  • Muscle cramps.


What should I do if the Ventolin inhaler is not working for me?

If your medicine is not working for you, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

How long should I use my inhaler?

You can use an inhaler for the longest time possible to treat asthma flare-ups.

How quickly does a Ventolin inhaler work?

A Ventolin inhaler works immediately after you take a puff of the medicine. It continues to work for the next 3 to 5 hours.

Should you drink water after using a Ventolin inhaler?

You should gargle water after using a Ventolin inhaler to prevent mouth and throat irritation.

What happens if you use an inhaler without asthma?

Using an inhaler without asthma can cause side effects such as increased heart rates 

What are the advantages of buying ventolin inhalers online?

The advantage of buying Ventolin inhalers online is that you get fast delivery, buy at affordable prices, and have a variety of information to educate you.

What happens if I stop using an inhaler?

Asthma attacks can happen at any time so it's important to always carry your inhaler to treat the symptoms.

Is it safe to buy inhalers online?

You should buy Ventolin inhalers from a legal and regulated pharmacy such as Ashcroft Pharmacy.

How do I buy Ventolin inhalers online?

You only need to follow the link on continue assessment, fill in the medical questions and our pharmacist will go through your answers to recommend the right Ventolin inhaler.


Bottom line

Ventolin inhaler is a quick asthma relief inhaler for adults and children. Following doctors' instructions will prevent side effects enabling you to use the inhaler for a long time.

Talk to your doctor in case you are suffering from asthma symptoms to get the right asthma treatment.

Reviewed by

Name Mr Suhail Jamil

Superintendent Pharmacist

GPhc Number 2069518

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