Ventolin Inhalers

- Short-acting beta-2-agonists: Ventolin

Short-acting beta-2-agonists: VentolinBeta2-agonists do not reduce inflammation or airway responsiveness but serve as bronchodilators, relaxing and opening constricted airways during an acute asthma attack. They are used alone only for patients with mild and intermittent asthma. Patients with more severe cases should use them in combination with other drugs.

In breathing disorders, Ventolin relaxes muscles in the air passages of the lungs. It helps to keep the airways open, making it easier to breathe.

Inhaled preparations of Ventolin are fast acting. They can make your breathing easier and relieve bronchospasm within minutes.

Always have your inhaler with you in case you need it. Ask your prescriber or nurse for advice on what to do if you have an asthma attack.

You can use Ventolin ( to prevent asthma attacks caused by triggers such as house dust, pollen, cats, dogs and exercise.
When you are having an asthma attack you should use a fast acting preparation of Ventolin as directed by your prescriber. If your normal inhaled dose of Ventolin does not give you the same amount of relief then you should contact your prescriber for more advice. They may want you to have additional treatment.
You need to use Ventolin as prescribed in order to get the best results from using it. The pharmacy label will tell you how much you should take.

Other information about Ventolin:
in certain situations your prescriber may advise you to have a higher dose of your medicine than normal
the effects of this medicine usually lasts for up to six hours
Do not share your medicine with other people. It may not be suitable for them and may harm them.

The pharmacy label on your medicine tells you how much medicine you should have. It also tells you how often you should have your medicine. This is the dose that you and your prescriber have agreed you should have. You should not change the dose of your medicine unless you are told to do so by your prescriber.
If you feel that the medicine is making you unwell or you do not think it is working, then talk to your prescriber.