The active ingredient Proventil is Salbutamol. Salbutamol is known as a short-acting beta-2 agonists. It works, acting in the light receptors called beta-2 receptors. Stimulation of these receptors causes respiratory tract muscles relax, allowing the respiratory tract to open.
The normal dose for the treatment of asthma symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in your chest:
- One or two puffs to alleviate symptoms or two puffs 10-15 minutes before exercise or exposure trigger for adults.
- Children: One or two puffs to alleviate symptoms, or 10-15 minutes before exercise or exposure to the trigger.
Typically, you need the most during the 24 - hour period is 8 puffs.
For regular treatment:
- Adults and children: two puffs up to 4 times a day.
If you miss the reception dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Proventil should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Keep out of the reach of children.
Proventil Safety information
For your safety you should not use bgger amount of medication that prescribed.
If the use of inhalers will lead to an unexpected increase in wheezing (paradoxical bronchospasm) stop using inhalers and immediately consult your doctor. Admission drugs
should be stopped and an alternative treatment found.
If your inhaler does not relieve wheezing or chest tightness as it did before and because of this it is necessary for you to use it more often than usual, please consult your doctor immediately. Your doctor will decide if your asthma is getting worse and in this case will prescribe you another medication. The same applies if you are taking Proventil mouth or nebuliser and it does not seem to work as well.
If you have severe asthma, you should have regular blood tests to monitor the amount of potassium in blood because asthma medicines including this one may lower blood potassium levels.
Improtant! Proventil should not be taken with beta-blockers, such as atenolol, propranolol and timolol, because beta-blockers have the opposite effect to medicine and can lead to a narrowing of the respiratory tract. This can lead to breathing difficulties for people with asthma or COPD.
Proventil Side effects
Side effects are very unlikely –during clinical tests there were very few reports abour Proventil side effects. However, some people may feel a bit shaky or headache or notice that their heart beating faster and more vigorously than usual. That awareness of his beating heart palpitations is called, is usually harmless, and usually goes like to leave the treatment lasts. Some may have noticed that their pulse becomes uneven, or the heart gives further beaten. Tell your doctor as soon as possible, but not stop using the medication if told to do so.
- When inhaled, Proventil sometimes happens mouth irritation or larynx.
- Were rare muscle cramps.
- Very rarely Albuterol, can cause allergic reactions.
- Proventil salt can affect the balance of the body, although this is rare.
- Patients taking the medicine may become restless and excitable, although this is very rare.
If you feel unwell or notice something unusual or which you do not understand, tell your doctor as soon as possible.