How does Ventolin work?
The active ingredient in Ventolin is Salbutamol. This is a medicine known as a short-acting beta 2 agonist. Salbutamol works by acting on receptors in the lungs called beta 2 receptors. People that suffer from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can’t get enough air, which is why they suffer from shortness of breath along with other symptoms. When salbutamol triggers these receptors it helps the muscles in the airways to relax. This allows the airways to open helping you breathe better.
How do I take Ventolin?
Ventolin is available as 100mcg Evohaler or 200mcg Accuhaler. The Evohaler works quickly, usually within five minutes to provide relief during an asthma attack lasting for up to 6 hours. Two puffs are all that is required before or during an asthma attack.
The Accuhaler contains a higher dose of the ingredient however doesn’t work as fast as the Evohaler but is just as effective. Accuhaler only requires one puff before or during an asthma attack.
Ventolin side effects
All medicines do have side effects associated with taking them however not everyone will suffer from them. Keep in mind that the benefits of taking medication to prevent a serious condition are more important than some minor side effects. Ventolin will come with side effect information from the manufactures. It is also best you talk to your doctor if you have any concerns as they maybe able to change the dose you are currently taking or change medications.
Common side effects include:
- Increased heart rate
Can I buy Ventolin online?
First you need to obtain a valid prescription through an online consultation to purchase prescription medications online to treat asthma. This is a free and short consultation from the privacy of your home. This replaces the face-to-face consult you would normally have with a doctor. Once you have been approved the Ventolin will be sent out to you as soon as possible.