Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL

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Drug Strength: 2 mg/5 mL
Drug Form : Syrup
Pack Size : 60 ml
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Ventolin syrup contains Salbutamol | belongs to Beta-2 agonist

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    How it works

    This medicine works by relaxing and opening the blocked air passages leading to the lungs. It improves the amount of air flow to the lungs and makes breathing easier.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL

    • Shaking and trembling of arms and feet severe
    • Irregular heartbeat severe
    • Coughing
    • Difficulty in breathing severe
    • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet severe
    • Skin rash and spotting severe
    • Agitation and anxiety
    • Headache
    • Muscle pain and cramps
    • Sleep disturbances
    • Difficulty in passing urine

    Uses of Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Bronchospasm

      This medicine is used to relieve the symptoms of bronchospasm such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, breathing difficulties, coughing, etc. in bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc.

    • Bronchitis

      This medicine is used to relieve the symptoms of bronchitis where the walls of the airways swell, making breathing very difficult.

    • Emphysema

      This medicine is used to treat emphysema, a lung disease that involves damage to the walls of the air sacs (alveoli) of the lung causing shortness of breath.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The effect of this medicine can be observed within 5 minutes of inhalation. Upon oral administration, the effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 minutes.

    • Duration of Effect

      This medicine remains effective for 3-6 hours. The inhalation forms remain effective for a lesser duration in comparison with the oral forms.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks and benefits of use before using this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as the effect on the nursing infant is not clinically established. Your doctor may ask you to discontinue breastfeeding if the use of this medicine is necessary.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL or any other component present along with it.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks and benefits of use before using this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as the effect on the nursing infant is not clinically established. Your doctor may ask you to discontinue breastfeeding if the use of this medicine is necessary.

    General Warnings
    • Other medicines

      Report the use of all medications including herbs and supplements to the doctor before receiving Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL.

    • Other diseases

      Report the past/present incidence of all diseases including heart and blood vessels disorder, electrolyte imbalance, any disease associated with thyroid and other glands etc to the doctor. All the other conditions should be considered before therapy with this medicine is initiated.

    • Hypokalemia

      Use of this medicine can cause a decrease in blood potassium levels and hence should be administered with caution in patients suffering from Hypokalemia.

    • Paradoxical bronchospasm

      Use of this medicine has been associated with worsening of asthma symptoms in some instances. Contact your doctor immediately if breathing becomes more difficult after using this medicine. The use of Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL should stop immediately in such cases.

    • Excessive use

      It is recommended to use this medicine in prescribed quantities only as excessive use may cause some severe adverse effects and may prove fatal in some cases.

    • Milk protein allergy

      This medicine should not be used in patients who have a history of allergy to milk proteins.

    • Use in elderly

      This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.

    • Overdose

      Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include dry mouth, shaking, chest pain, increased heart rate, convulsions, and fainting.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Amitriptyline moderate
    • Atenolol moderate
    • Ketoconazole moderate
    • Mifepristone severe
    • Propranolol severe
    • Xylometazoline moderate
    • Furosemide moderate`
    • Hydrochlorothiazide moderate
    • Formoterol moderate
    • Azithromycin moderate
    • Insulin and other anti diabetic medicines moderate
    Disease interactions
    • moderate

      Use of this medicine has been associated with an increase in heart rate and changes in blood pressure. It should be used with caution in patients with an active or historic case of heart disease. Patients should also be screened for the risk factors of heart disease before starting the treatment course.

    • moderate

      Use of this medicine has been associated with a mild to moderate rise in blood sugar levels in most patients. Hence, caution should be exercised if the patient is diabetic.

    • moderate

      Use of this medicine has been associated with a decrease in blood potassium levels. It should be used with caution in patients having a disorder where potassium levels in the body are imbalanced.

    • moderate

      This medicine should be administered with caution in patients with seizure disorders as the risk of increased frequency and severity of convulsions are significantly high.

    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an impairment of normal kidney function. The dose should be selected very carefully and the kidney function should be monitored on a regular basis.

    Food interactions
    • This medicine should be used with caution if you use mineral oil (castor oil) as a laxative. The risk of adverse effects are significantly high and hence usage should be reported before starting the treatment course with Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL.

    General Instructions

    Take Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL exactly as prescribed. The prescribed dose form, frequency, and duration of uptake are specific as per your needs. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities or for longer than recommended. Contact your doctor if no visible improvements in symptoms are observed after use.

    Other details

    • To be taken on an empty stomach
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • Does not cause sleepiness

    References

    Additional Information>

    How to use Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL

    For broncho-dilatation: Dilute 5 mg with 500 mL dextrose 5% or sodium chloride 0.9%; For premature labour: Dilute with dextrose 5% to a conc. of 200 mcg/mL for use in a syringe pump or for other infusion methods (preferably via controlled infusion device), dilute to a conc. of 20 mcg/mL; close attention to patient’s fluid & electrolyte status essential.
    Compatibility: 0.9% NS, 5% dextrose, D5W/NS.
    Stability: Store below 30°C. Protect from light.

    what are the adverse effects of Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL?

    Fine tremor, feeling of tension, headache, tachycardia, peripheral vasodilation.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL?

    ORAL: Bronchial complaints: Adults: 2-4 mg three or four times daily.
    Children: Under 2 yr, not recommended; 2-6 yr, 1-2 mg; 6-12 yr, 2 mg; 12-18 yr, 4 mg. All three or four times daily.
    INJECTION: Severe bronchospasm and status asthmatic: Adults: 8 mcg/kg SC or IM four hourly, or 4 mcg/kg by slow IV inj repeated if necessary.
    Uncomplicated premature labour: By IV Inf or IV Inj or IM Inj: Adults: 100-250 mcg. The dose may be repeated according to the response of the patient. Once the uterine contractions have ceased, maintenance therapy can be continued with Salbutamol Tab 4 mg given three or four times daily.
    Children: Management of Acute Asthma: By IV injection over 5 minutes: 1 mth-2 yr, 5 mcg/kg as a single dose; 2-18 yr, 15 mcg/kg, max 250 mcg as a single dose. Continuous IV infusion; 1 mth-18 yr, 1-2 mcg/kg/minute, adjusted according to response and heart rate up to 5 mcg/kg/minute; doses above 2 mcg/kg/minute should be given in an intensive care setting.
    Severe hyperkalaemia: IV injection over 5 minutes: Neonate, 4 mcg/kg as a single dose; repeat if necessary; 1 mth-18 yr, 4 mcg/kg as a single dose; repeat if necessary.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Ventolin syrup 2 mg/5 mL 60 mL. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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