- Fast acting relief from breathing problems
- Opens airways
- Used in both asthma and COPD
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Ventolin asthma inhaler contains the active ingredient Salbutamol which is a fast-acting treatment for asthma. On inhalation, it relaxes the passage to the lungs which allows the patient to breathe easier.
Please note that as a responsible online healthcare provider, we can only supply a maximum 2 inhalers over a 3 month period. If you require more, then you should see your GP for an asthma review.
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Can I Buy a Ventolin Inhaler Online?
Yes, you can buy a Ventolin Evohaler 100 microgram inhaler from our safe, reliable and registered online pharmacy. You will have to fill out the free online consultation on Cloud Pharmacy to ensure that our prescriber can safely provide you with a prescription. If our prescriber believes you can be prescribed Ventolin, your consultation will be approved and a prescription will be issued. Once the prescription is issued, it will be dispensed and checked by our pharmacy team. Once all checks are complete your item will be sent out in discreet packaging with next day delivery available.
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What is a Ventolin Inhaler?
Ventolin is an inhaler used in the treatment of acute symptoms of asthma. The inhaler contains the medicine salbutamol which relaxes the airways in the lungs.
Symptoms of asthma include breathlessness, wheeze and/or tight feeling in chest. The ventolin inhaler is often known as a “reliever” and the “blue inhaler.
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What is the Difference Between Salbutamol and Ventolin Inhalers (Blue Inhaler)?
Ventolin inhalers contain the drug salbutamol, which is a drug that is used in the treatment of asthma. Salbutamol belongs to a class of drugs called beta-2 receptor agonists and it is known as a 'short or fast acting bronchodilator', this is because this type of inhaler is used to relieve the symptoms of asthma rather than prevent them. For more information on inhalers that prevent the symptoms of asthma, you can view the clenil modulite steroid inhaler. Salbutamol acts on smooth muscle to keep your airways open to allow for easier breathing.
Salbutamol inhalers have the same active ingredient as the Ventolin inhaler, Ventolin is just a common brand that is works in the exact same way as the salbutamol inhaler, salbutamol is just the 'generic' name, similar to how Nurofen is the brand for ibuprofen.
How does the Ventolin Inhaler work?
The active drug or ingredient in Ventolin is Salbutamol. Ventolin is avaialble both as an Accuhaler and as an Evohaler device. Both devices are extremely effective in relieving an asthma attack, however the method in which they help in relieving an attack may differ slightly. The plastic Accuhaler device contains a foil strip with 60 evenly spaced blisters, with each blister containing 200 micrograms of microfine salbutamol and larger particle lactose (acting as a carrier). The pressurised Evohaler device (pMDI) delivers 100 micrograms of salbutamol per accutation (per dose) and can relieve your symptoms in up to 5 minutes.
In an asthma attack, your bronchioles become obstructed; the obstruction can be attributed to one of many things and depends on the person and what their body may detrmine as an irritant or 'trigger'. This irritation in the bronchioles is known as a 'bronchospasm'. The active drug in Ventolin, Salbutamol works as a beta receptor adrenergic agonist. These receptors are abundant in various parts of the body, it is especially abundant on parts of the airway. When the drug in salbutamol binds to these beta receptors in the airway it causes the muscles to relax, allowing air to pass through with little resistance, making breathing easier.
How do I Use The Ventolin Inhaler?
Before you use your Ventolin inhaler, it is important to try and control your breathing; breathe as slow as possible and try to settle the tone of your breathing. After you have breathing settles, follow the steps listed below:
- If you require a further dose, repeat steps 3 - 10
- Remove the inhaler from your mouth whilst you're holding your breath.
- Continue to breathe in slowly and deeply.
- Place the mouthpiece between your teeth, do NOT bite down. Close your lips around the mouthpiece to create a good seal.
- Hold your inhaler upright and shake well (five or six times)
- Stand or sit upright
- Remove the moutpiece cover from your Ventolin by gently squeezing the sides with your thumb and index finger.
- Breathe out gently, (away from the inhaler)
- Start to slowly breathe in from your mouth, at the same time press down firmly on the canister.
- Hold your breath for 5 seconds or for as long as you can comfortably.
- Breathe out gently away from the inhaler.
- Replace the cap
How Long Does the Blue Inhaler Take to Work?
Salbutamol Ventolin Evohaler (Blue Inhaler) is a fast and short acting beta-2 receptor agonist, meaning it provides quick relief and therefore the effects should take place immediately. You should begin to feel your symptoms ease after a few minutes.
The inhaler works by acting on the smooth muscle in your airways, causing them to relax and widen. In doing so, this allows for air to pass through easily, as well as a reduction in wheeze and coughing.