• Ventolin

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  • Medication features

    • Fast acting relief from breathing difficulties
    • Branded version of Salbutamol
    • To be used for Asthma or COPD


This product is limited to 2 per order

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.

What is a Ventolin asthma inhaler and how does it work?

The active ingredient in the Ventolin asthma inhaler is salbutamol, which helps to reduce the symptoms of an asthma attack or trouble breathing. It is highly potent and quick-acting, making it ideal for patients who suffer from asthma. It is an inhaled medication that helps to treat an acute asthma attack by relaxing the airways and allowing for easier breathing.

What is Asthma and how does it affect you?

Asthma is a common disorder that affects the airways and causes symptoms related to breathing trouble, such as:

  • Breathing problems
  • Coughing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Wheeze (rattle-like sound with each breath)

Asthma is a condition in which the airways become inflamed, making it difficult for air to move through and for you to breathe regularly.

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What is the mechanism of action of Ventolin?

Salbutamol, the primary ingredient in Ventolin inhalers, is a bronchodilator, which means it relaxes the muscles around the airways. You breathe it in and it works directly on the airways in a short amount of time because it is an inhaled medicine. As a result, it is an excellent drug to use when you have severe asthma symptoms. Ventolin's main effect is to relax the airways, allowing you to breathe more easily. This is ideal for relieving symptoms as they become more severe, but it will not prevent your symptoms from returning. If you experience symptoms on a frequent basis, speak with your doctor about how to avoid asthma symptoms.

What is the best way to take Ventolin?

Ventolin is an inhalation medication that can help you breathe easier if you have asthma symptoms. It takes some coordination to use the inhaler correctly and get the most out of the medicine, but knowing how to do it and practising makes it easier.

The following is a step-by-step tutorial to using your Ventolin asthma inhaler:

  • Before using, remove the cap and shake the inhaler.
  • Take a normal breath and then completely exhale.
  • To prevent air from escaping, place your mouth over the mouthpiece and seal it with your lips.


Ventolin is a when required inhaler. This means it should be used a maximum two puffs four times a day, when you feel wheezy or that your asthma is being triggered. 


Inhale ONE or TWO puffs up to FOUR TIMES A DAY when required


  • What is Ventolin?

    Ventolin is a type of reliever inhaler for people with asthma. It is sometimes referred to as the blue inhaler. Ventolin is used when a person’s asthma is triggered and they experience symptoms such as wheezing or tightness across the chest.

  • How does Ventolin work?

    Ventolin’s active ingredient is called salbutamol sulphate. Salbutamol sulphates are fast- acting bronchodilators. This means the quickly relax the muscles of your airways allowing you to breathe more easily.

  • How is a Ventolin inhaler used?

    Good inhaler technique is an important part of managing your asthma:

    1. Stand or sit upright when using your inhaler.
    2. Remove the mouthpiece cover and check inside and outside to make sure that the
      mouthpiece is clean and free of objects.
    3. Shake the inhaler 4 or 5 times to ensure that the contents of the inhaler are evenly
    4. Hold the inhaler upright with your thumb on the base and your fingers on the top of
      the canister. Your hand should be making a ‘C’ shape.
    5. Breathe out as far as is comfortable. Do not breathe in again yet.
      Place the mouthpiece in your mouth between your teeth. Close your lips around it but
      do not bite.
    6. Start to breathe in through your mouth. Just after starting to breathe in, press down
      on the top of the canister to release a puff of medicine. Do this while still breathing in
      steadily and deeply.
    7. Hold your breath, take the inhaler from your mouth and your finger from the top of the
      inhaler. Continue holding your breath for a few seconds, or as long as is comfortable.

    Repeat as directed by your doctor. Always replace the mouthpiece cover straight away to keep dust out.

  • What are the side effects of taking Ventolin?

    The side effects of taking Ventolin include heart palpitations (heartbeats feel stronger in your chest), hand tremors and headaches. If you have any worries about side-effects you experience, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Alternatives

    Ventolin is the only inhaler we offer through our online prescription service.

  • How do I get Ventolin?

    After you fill out an online questionnaire, your suitability will be assessed by one of our prescribers. Your Ventolin inhaler will then be available for delivery.

Side Effects

When taking Ventolin, like any other drug, some people may develop negative effects. These may include the following:

  • Palpitations or an increased heart rate
  • Tremors in the muscles (shaking hands)
  • Anxiety

It's crucial to keep in mind that these side effects are minor in comparison to the consequences of an asthma attack if left untreated. As a result, do not be scared to use Ventolin if someone has an asthma attack; it is more likely to help than damage.

If you have any worries about side-effects you experience, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.


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