The act of Salbutamol is relaxing the muscles and air passages in the lungs and help the air flow into them freely and improve the breathing.
The Salbutamol can be used as a rescue medicine to help relieve your sudden asthma symptoms when they occur.
Chemical data of Salbutamol Its Formula is C13H21NO3.
Its Mol. mass 239.311.
And its Systematic name is (RS)-4-[2-(tert-butylamino)-1-hydroxyethyl]-2-(hydroxymethyl)phenol.
Salbutamol – The inhaler Like most asthma medicines and many other household products, Salbutamol (Ventolin) uses a propellant – a gas that sprays the medicine out of the canister. Salbutamol (Ventolin) uses a propellant called hydrofluoroalkane, or HFA, which is not as harmful to the ozone layer as the previous propellant, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
Salbutamol (Ventolin) acts within minutes to help relieve bronchospasm and its symptoms and lasts for up to 4 to 6 hours.
Important safety information about Salbutamol – Ventolin *This information is taken from the GlaxoSmithKline – a British pharmaceutical, biological, and healthcare company.
If your symptoms become significantly worse when you use Salbutamol (VENTOLIN HFA), call your doctor immediately as this reaction can be life threatening. This worsening of symptoms frequently occurs with the first use of a new canister. Tell your doctor if you have a heart, blood, or seizure disorder, high blood pressure, diabetes, or an overactive thyroid. Some medicines can interfere with how well asthma medications work. Tell your doctor about all medicines you are taking, especially heart medicines and drugs that treat depression.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects (occurring in at least 3% of patients) were throat irritation (10%), viral respiratory infection (7%), upper respiratory inflammation (5%), cough (5%), and musculoskeletal pain (5%). The side effect profile in children was generally similar to that of adults.