Ventorlin CFC Free Inhaler 100 mcg/18 mg

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What does Ventorlin CFC Free Inhaler 100mcg/18 mg mean? 

Ventorlin inhalers are rescue inhalers used to treat Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD). 

The Inhaler contains Salbutamol as its active ingredient. It eases the strain in the airway muscles and improves lung airflow.

GSK plc specializes in manufacturing the Ventorlin CFC Inhalers. 

Uses of Ventorlin Inhaler 

Ventorlin Inhaler belongs to a group of fast-acting Bronchodilators, also known as relievers. They are used in treating the following conditions,

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Constriction of airways 

Working of Ventorlin CFC Inhaler 100 mcg/18 mg 

Ventorlin CFC Free Inhaler consists of a significant amount of Salbutamol. 

Salbutamol acts to relax muscles in the airways and increases air influx to the lungs. 

Hence, helping the person with breathing difficulties to breathe easily. 

Ventorlin CFC Free Inhaler  100 mcg/18 mg

How to use Ventorlin Inhaler?

You may need to prime your Ventorlin inhaler before using it for the first time. The direction of priming is mentioned in your medicine. 

You may also need to shake your Ventorlin device just before each use.

The usual dose of Ventorlin inhalation is two inhalations every 4 to 6 hours. 

To prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm, use two inhalations 15 to 30 minutes before exercising. The effects of Ventorlin inhalation should last about 4 to 6 hours.

However, use inhalation precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the inhalation in larger or smaller amounts or longer than recommended.

Keeping your Inhaler clean is necessary. 

You should clean the plastic actuator with the canister removed at least once a week. Your medicine comes with directions for adequately cleaning your device.

Do not allow children to use Ventorlin inhalation without help from an adult.

Side effects

Ventorlin CFC Free Inhaler 100 mcg/18 mg consists of FDA-approved Salbutamol as its active ingredient. Hence, it is a trusted medication but sometimes might show some mild to moderate side effects, 

  • Shaking and trembling of arms and feet
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty in breathing and sleeping
  • Swelling of face, tongue, lips, eyelids, hands, and feet
  • Agitation and anxiety
  • Muscle pain and cramps
  • Difficulty in passing the urine
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Skin rashes and spotting   
  • Behavioral Changes
  • Increased Glucose Level in Blood

Interactions

Drug Interactions 

The medicine might interact with other drugs to show side effects. Please inform your doctor about the medication you take to avoid side effects. 

  • Atenolol and Propranolol
  • Ketoconazole
  • Drugs Used for Depression-like Amitriptyline
  • Furosemide
  • Mifepristone
  • Xylometazoline
  • Azithromycin
  • Hydrochlorothiazide   

Disease Interactions

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypokalemia  
  • Seizures
  • Kidney disease

Precautions

  • Keep out of reach and sight of the children
  • Wipe off the Inhaler's mouthpiece with a fiber-free tissue/cloth and put the cap on the Inhaler after every use.
  • Do not use the expired product; read the information carefully before using them.
  • Consult your medical professional for the medication's dose, time, and strength.

Storage

Store the Ventorlin CFC Free Inhaler at a cool temperature in a dark, clean, and dry place. Do not refrigerate the contents.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is Ventorlin Inhaler safe for diabetic patients?

Your blood sugar levels could rise due to using Ventorlin Inhaler CFC Free. As a result, your doctor may change the dosage of your insulin or anti-diabetic medication. Don't forget to monitor your blood sugar levels and be on time for your appointments. 

If your blood sugar levels suddenly increase, go to your doctor.

What would happen if I took higher than the advised dose of Ventorlin Inhaler?

Ventorlin Inhaler CFC Free overdoses can result in seizures, chest pain, nervousness, headaches, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness, and a lack of energy. Hence, always follow your doctor's instructions for using the medicine. 

Is Salbumatol a steroid? 

No, Salbumatol is a beta-agonist. The medication affects your airways by docking at the beta-receptors there. You can breathe more quickly due to this relaxing the muscles in your airways.

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