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About Airomir Inhaler & Autohaler
Airomir Inhaler is used for relief of the symptoms of wheezing and breathlessness associated with asthma. Repeat supplies are available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy for people who find it hard to see their GP to get their repeat prescription. Asthmatics should always have their reliever inhaler on their person in case it is required, The Independent Pharmacy makes getting a repeat prescription quick, easy and affordable.
Airomir Inhaler & Autohaler information
What is Airomir and what is it used for?
Airomir inhalers are an effective treatment for asthma, providing short-term relief from the associated symptoms. Airomir belongs to the group of inhalers known as 'relievers'. Reliever inhalers can also be used to help prevent asthma symptoms from occurring after exercise, and to relieve breathing problems associated with certain respiratory conditions, such as COPD.
Airomir inhalers contain the active ingredient Salbutamol Sulphate. After inhalation, salbutamol will begin to ease breathing within five minutes, with the effects continuing to work for up to six hours. Airomir inhalers are manufactured by Teva UK and are classified as prescription-only-medicine (POM).
There are two variations of the Airomir inhaler available. The first is the Airomir aerosol inhaler. Administering this device involves pressing down on a metal canister, which triggers the release of 100 micrograms of the active ingredient, salbutamol. This action requires timing the inhalation to coincide with the manual compression of the canister. Poor timing with this action can result in the user not getting the full dose. For this reason, it is important to have regular check-ups with your GP or asthma nurse to ensure your inhaler technique is effective.
The second variation is the Airomir Autohaler. The device, once primed, will automatically release a measured dose when the user inhales from the mouthpiece. For many, this is the preferred option as it doesn't require coordinating activation with inhalation.
Repeat supplies of Airomir Inhaler and Autohaler are available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy's Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to help control asthma in those who have been diagnosed with the condition by their GP.
How does Airomir work?
Generally, asthma inhalers can be categorised into two types. 'Preventer' inhalers, which usually contain a corticosteroid, are taken regularly to help reduce the inflammation of the airways. This action will help reduce and control the chances of experiencing asthma symptoms or an asthma attack. Salbutamol-based inhalers, such as Airomir, are known as 'Reliever inhalers'. These are used on a 'when required' basis, to help relieve asthma symptoms. Airomir can also be used pre-emptively before you exercise or encounter known asthma-triggering allergens.
Salbutamol belongs to a group of medicines called short-acting beta 2 agonists. This group of medicines acts on the beta-2 receptors found in the lungs. When these receptors are stimulated, it causes the muscles in the airways to relax, which allows the airways to expand. This action helps to relieve asthma symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest.
What is asthma?
Asthma affects over five million people in The UK. The condition is the result of inflammation in the bronchial airways (the tubes that connect the windpipe to the lungs). The associated swelling causes the airways to contract, which will obstruct the flow of air through the passages. The inflammation of the bronchi will also result in an increased production of phlegm. This further serves to obstruct the airways. The resulting symptoms include; coughing, wheezing, tight chest and shortness of breath.
Although asthma is a common condition throughout the world, people's experiences with the triggers and symptoms can vary. Depending on the sufferer, an asthma attack can be brought on by; allergens, airborne pollutants, infections, cold air, exercise, or stress. Why certain people are more sensitive to these irritants isn't fully understood. However, genetics seems to play a role, as having a family history of the condition increases the likelihood of having asthma.
Alternatives to Airomir
Asthma is not a condition that can be effectively treated with over-the-counter medications. If you are looking for another treatment or want to swap inhalers you will need to broach this subject with your GP at your regular asthma review. Please do not 'Try' a new inhaler without seeing your GP first.
We recommend you have a regular check-up with your regular GP to ensure your inhalers are still keeping your asthma controlled and are still the best course for you.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Before using Airomir inhalers, inform your doctor if any of the following conditions apply to you:
- Thyroid problems
- High blood pressure
- A history of heart disease
- Irregular heart rhythm
- Acute severe asthma
You should also inform your doctor if you take or intend to take any of these medicines:
- Xanthines (such as aminophylline or theophylline)
- Long-term laxatives
- Medication for heart disease (such as digoxin)
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MOAI) antidepressants
- Tricyclic antidepressants.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
How to use Airomir
The recommended dosage for adults is one or two inhalations from the Airomir inhaler, as required. This will help prevent symptoms of asthma if taken 10 to 15 minutes before exercise or exposure to allergens.
- For the standard Airomir inhaler, inhale as you press down on the metal canister. Check with your doctor frequently to ensure that you are using the correct technique.
- Once primed, the Airomir Autohaler automatically releases the salbutamol when you inhale from the mouthpiece.
If your symptoms require you to use your Airomir inhaler more than eight times within a day, inform your GP – there may be a better treatment for your condition.
Airomir Inhalers also contain the following ingredients to make up the complete product:
Oleic acid, ethanol, propellant HFA-134a.
Airomir does not contain chlorofluorocarbon propellants; this is replaced by propellant HFA-134a.
Airomir Side Effects
Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Airomir inhalers, however, if you do they can include:
- Feeling tense
- Mild trembling
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
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Airomir Inhaler & Autohaler FAQs
There are a few reasons why little or no medicine is coming out of your inhaler when you press down on the canister:
- The mouthpiece may be clogged or dirty – it can be washed with warm water
- It may be out of medicine – you can check by shaking the inhaler
- It may be assembled incorrectly – the metal canister's narrow stem should be fixed into the small socket
Just select 'Start Consultation' next to the product above, or on the links below.
You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Airomir inhalers to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day
Airomir inhalers are a prescription-only asthma treatment. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of 2 inhalers at one time.
This allows us to balance offering our patients an adequate supply of treatment with regular checks on their condition, symptoms, and effectiveness of treatment. This model ensures the perfect mix of convenience with optimal health and safety.
If you have no adverse effects and your asthma is well controlled, you can log in and easily re-order another supply.
Each inhalation from an Airomir inhaler or Autohaler contains 10mcg of salbutamol. The medicine also contains inactive ingredients that are used to make up the inhalation – for more details please see the 'Ingredients' tab above.
The salbutamol contained in the inhaler dilates the airways, relieving the symptoms of asthma.
Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Airomir inhalers are available for next-day delivery
Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Airomir inhalers online.
The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.
There are many advantages to buying asthma treatments online, some include:
- It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
- Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
- Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
- A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Airomir inhalers and other asthma treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.
Airomir inhalers are available on the NHS from your GP if you have been diagnosed with asthma, exercise-induced wheezing or breathing problems due to allergens. This is normally where we suggest people start their treatment, to ensure that their condition is properly diagnosed and any possible serious symptoms are addressed.
Many people can find it difficult to fit in time to see their GP or hard to get an appointment at all! It can, therefore, be more convenient to order your treatment online and have it delivered to your home or work address with minimum fuss. We also provide complete support to allow you to get any questions answered by our professional team by phone, email or live chat.
At The Independent Pharmacy, we take the headache out of getting asthma treatment.