This medication is a short-acting ß2-adrenergic receptor agonist, prescribed for asthma. It relaxes the smooth muscles in the airway, which allows air to flow in and out of the lungs more easily.
It is in a class of medications called bronchodilators and works by relaxing and opening the air passages, calm the muscles in airways, and help the flow of oxygen.
It comes as a tablet, capsule and syrup to take by mouth, on an empty stomach. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider either into the large muscle or under the skin.
Nervousness, shakiness, dizziness, headache, muscle cramps, sudden changes in mood, nosebleed, nausea, increased or decreased appetite, difficulty falling asleep, and pale skin
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.
Inform your doctor if you have allergy to this drug, if you are pregnant, if you have or ever had an irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, diabetes, or seizures.
Seek help if you are not able to get the breathing attack under control, experiencing chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat, have become very nervous and excitable. Inform your doctor if you notice any rash or if any side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Your doctor may need to change the doses of some of your medications when you take them with this drug. Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Avoid alcohol. - Try to limit your intake of caffeine-containing drinks such as coffee, tea and certain soft drinks. This is because caffeine can increase some of the side effects of Salbutamol.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations
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