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Salamol Easi-Breath Inhaler offers fast-acting effective relief from shortness of breath and tightening of the chest caused by asthma. Each use offers up to 6 hours of protection.
For those who have been previously diagnosed with asthma by their GP, repeat supplies of Salamol Easi-Breathe can be bought from The Independent Pharmacy, following a free online consultation.
Salamol Easi-Breathe Information
What is Salamol Easi-Breathe and what is it used for?
Salamol Easi-Breathe is a breath-actuated inhaler, which means that the medicine is released automatically. The active ingredient, salbutamol, provides effective short-term relief from the symptoms of asthma. Salbutamol is also effective at preventing asthma symptoms from occurring after exercise.
Salamol Easi-Breathe inhalers are fast-acting and long-lasting. After administration, breathing difficulties should ease within five minutes, with the effects lasting for up to six hours. This may be preferable to other standard inhalers, which require that you correctly time your inhalation with manual activation of the device.
Salamol Easi-Breathe is manufactured by Teva UK and available on prescription from adults over the age of 18 years from The Independent Pharmacy in 200 metered-dose inhalers.
What is asthma?
Asthma is believed to affect over five million people in The UK. The condition is caused by an inflammation of the bronchi, which are the tubes that connect the lungs to the windpipe. This inflammation causes the airway passages to contract. Another associated complication is an increased production of phlegm. This excess mucus can create a further obstruction in the airways. The main symptoms of asthma include;
- Tightness in the chest
- Shortness of breath
Asthma is a very common condition. However, asthma sufferers can experience the symptoms in various ways or at different levels of severity. Depending on the individual, asthma attacks can be triggered by allergens, infections, exercise, cold air, stress, or airborne chemicals, such as smoke. It isn't fully known why some people have an increased sensitivity to particular irritants over others, though family history is thought to play a role.
How does Salamol Easi-Breathe work?
Generally, there are two types of medicine contained in inhalers. Firstly, there are 'preventer' inhalers, which typically contain a corticosteroid, such as Beclomethasone. These are designed for regular use and will help to reduce inflammation in the airways. Secondly, there are 'reliever' inhalers, some of which contain the ingredient salbutamol.
These inhalers are used when required, to ease asthma symptoms. Salbutamol inhalers can also be used pre-emptively before you exercise or encounter an allergen.
Salbutamol belongs to a group of medicines called short-acting beta 2 agonists. Beta 2 receptors inside the lungs are stimulated by the beta 2 agonists, which relax the muscles in the airways. This relaxation causes an expansion in the airways, which helps relieve the symptoms of asthma.
Alternatives to Salamol Easi-Breathe
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.
Salamol Easi-Breathe warnings
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Before using Salamol Easi-Breathe, 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
You should also inform your doctor if you take or intend to take any of these medicines:
- Long-term laxatives
- Medication for heart disease (such as digoxin)
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MOAI) antidepressants
Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
Salamol Easi-Breathe directions
Salamol Easi-Breathe should always be used as directed by a doctor to ease asthmatic symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. The usual dose will start at 1 puff and be increased to 2 puffs if necessary. Wait 4 hours between doses and do not exceed 8 puffs in one day.
To prevent symptoms of asthma during exercise or when exposed to an allergen the usual dose is 2 puffs 10-15 minutes before exposure.
- Shake vigorously before use.
- Hold the inhaler upright and fold down the mouthpiece.
- Breathe out and then place the mouthpiece between your lips, making sure your hand is not blocking the air holes, begin taking a slow deep breath in. Make sure you take a full deep breath in even after the inhaler releases the dose.
- Take the inhaler out of your mouth and hold your breath for 10 seconds.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before use. If you do not feel your inhaler is working properly or it is not effectively relieving your symptoms you must speak to a doctor, nurse or pharmacist for advice.
Salamol Easi-Breathe ingredients
The active ingredient contained in Salamol Easi-Breathe is: Salbutamol
Salamol Easi-Breathe also contains the following ingredients: Ethanol anhydrous, propellant HFA-134a.
Salamol Easi-Breathe does not contain chlorofluorocarbon propellants; this is replaced by propellant HFA-134a.
Salamol Easi-Breathe side effects
Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Salamol Easi-Breathe, 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.
Salamol Easi-Breathe Inhaler reviews
Salamol Easi-Breathe Inhaler FAQs
Reliever inhalers, such as Salamol Easi-Breathe dilate the airways by relaxing the surrounding muscles. They are used only when required to help relieve the symptoms of asthma. Alternatively, steroid inhalers work by reducing inflammation and are used on a regular basis to prevent asthma symptoms from occurring. Generally, preventer inhalers are brown whereas reliever inhalers are blue.
Everyone with asthma should have a reliever inhaler. If your asthma is mild, it might not be necessary to use a preventer inhaler.
Reliever inhalers are usually blue in colour and all have a similar short-term relief effect. The medicine reaches the lungs and dilates the airways by relaxing the surrounding muscles. They come in three slightly different forms:
- Metered dose inhalers (e.g. Ventolin and Airomir) contain medicine in an aerosol solution. The medicine is manually released in spray form.
- Breath actuated inhalers (e.g. Easi-Breathe, Airmax and Autohaler) release the spray automatically when you inhale from the mouthpiece.
Dry powder inhalers (e.g. Accuhaler and Bricanyl) contain a dry powder, rather than a spray solution.
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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 Salamol Easi-Breathe 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.
Salamol Easi-Breathe 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 the effectiveness of the treatment. This model ensures the perfect mix of convenience with optimal patient safety.
If you have no adverse effects and your asthma is well controlled, you can log in and easily re-order another supply.
The active ingredient in Salamol inhalers is salbutamol. The medicine also contains inactive ingredients that are used to make up the inhalation – for more details please see the 'Ingredients' tab above.
Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Salamol Easi-Breathe 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 Salamol Easi-Breathe 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 Salamol Easi-Breathe inhalers and other asthma treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.
Salamol Easi-Breathe 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.