SALBUTAMOL = ALBUTEROL aerosol

Prescription under medical supervision


Therapeutic action

– Short-acting bronchodilator

Indications

– Symptomatic treatment of asthma attack

Forms and strengths

– Solution for inhalation in pressurised metered dose inhaler, 100 micrograms/puff

Dosage

Dosage depends on the severity of attack and patient’s response.
For information :
– 2 to 4 puffs (up to 10 puffs depending on severity) every 10 to 30 minutes

Administration technique

– Shake the inhaler.
– Breathe out as completely as possible. Place the lips tightly around the mouthpiece. Inhale deeply while activating the inhaler. Hold breath 10 seconds before exhaling.
– Co-ordination between the hand and inhalation is very difficult in children under 6 years, elderly patients and patients with severe dyspnoea. Use a spacer to facilitate administration and improve the efficacy of treatment.

Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

– May cause: headache, tremor and tachycardia.
– In the event of bronchial infection, administer simultaneously with appropriate antibacterial treatment.
– Pregnancy: no contra-indication
– Breast-feeding: no contra-indication

Remarks

– Clean the mouthpiece before and after each use.
– Do not pierce or incinerate used aerosol containers. Empty all residual gas, then bury.
– Storage: below 25 °C -