Ventolin Inhaler & Accuhaler

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Ventolin (blue) Salbutamol Inhalers

Ventolin (blue) inhalers are the most widely used treatment for the 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.

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Ventolin Information

  • What are Ventolin inhalers and what are they used for?

    Ventolin inhalers provide effective short-term relief from asthma and can prevent asthma symptoms from occurring after exercise. Ventolin is the most popular type of 'reliever' inhaler. The active ingredient is salbutamol, which will dilate the airways and ease breathing within five minutes. This is a very reliable inhaler for emergency asthma attacks.

    Two forms of Ventolin inhaler are available: the Accuhaler and the Evohaler. The Accuhaler is a plastic device which contains a 60-blister strip. Each of these contains a 200mcg dosage that combines microfine salbutamol and lactose. The Evohaler is a pressurised metal device – each inhalation contains 100mcg of salbutamol. The propellant used in the Evohaler is HFA-134a, which is much less harmful to the environment than older propellants. Each of these treatments will provide effective relief after one or two doses.

    How does Ventolin work?

    There are two general types of medicine contained in inhalers. 'Preventers' usually contain corticosteroids. These are taken regularly – they reduce inflammation in the airways, controlling the chance of an asthma attack. Salbutamol-based inhalers, including Ventolin, are 'Relievers'. These are used when necessary, to ease asthma symptoms. Ventolin can also be used pre-emptively before you exercise or encounter an allergen.If your asthma is mild, you may only need a reliever inhaler. Ventolin can be used alongside a steroid-based preventer inhaler in serious cases.

    Salbutamol is a type of medicine called a short-acting beta-2-agonist. When stimulated, the lungs' beta 2 receptors relax the muscles in the airways. This causes the airways to expand, which relieves asthma symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, tightness of the chest and shortness of breath.

    What is asthma?

    Asthma is thought to affect over 5 million people in the UK. It involves an inflammation of the bronchi, the tubes that connect the windpipe to the lungs. This swelling causes these airway passages to contract. It also increases the production of phlegm, which can further obstruct the airways. This leads to symptoms including coughing, wheezing, tightness of the chest and shortness of breath.

    Though asthma is very common, people's experiences with symptoms will vary. Depending on the patient, asthma attacks may be triggered by allergens, infections, exercise, cold air, stress, or airborne chemicals such as in smoke. It is unknown why some people have this higher sensitivity to these irritants, though family history tends to affect one's likelihood of having the condition.

    Nearly all asthmatics use Ventolin to control their asthma symptoms when they occur. Using Ventolin regularly can be a sign that your asthma is uncontrolled. If you take a brown steriod inhaler (preventer) you should ensure you take this regularly to keep your symptoms at bay and reduce use of your Ventolin inhaler.

    Alternatives to Ventolin

    Asthma is not a condition that can be effectively treated with over the counter medications. If you are looking for another treatment or wanting 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.

  • Ventolin warnings

    Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

    Do not use either Ventolin inhaler if you go into early labour.

    Before using Ventolin 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.
    • You should also inform your doctor if you take or intend to take any of these medicines:
    • Xanthines (such as aminophylline or theophylline)
    • Steroids
    • Diuretics
    • Medicines for arrhythmia.

    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.

  • Ventolin directions

    Ventolin inhalers should be used as necessary to ease symptoms of an asthma attack. Alternatively, they can be used 20 minutes in advance of exercise or exposure to an allergen, in order to prevent an attack. Generally, the recommended dose is one inhalation of the Accuhaler or two from the Evohaler. Do not exceed eight puffs within a 24 hour period. If you find that you require a reliever inhaler more than three times each week, this means that your asthma is not well-controlled – consult your GP to see if better treatments are available.

    For the Ventolin Evohaler:

    • Remove the cap from the mouthpiece
    • Hold the device upright and shake it thoroughly
    • Exhale as much as possible
    • Place the mouthpiece in your mouth
    • Press the top of the canister to release the medicine as you begin to inhale
    • Remove the device from your mouth
    • Hold your breath in for up to 10 seconds
    • Exhale slowly

    For the Ventolin Accuhaler:

    • Open the device by rotating the thumb grip until it clicks
    • Hold the device with the mouthpiece facing you
    • Push the lever away from you as far as it will go
    • Exhale as much as possible
    • Inhale as you press down on the top.
    • Remove the device from your mouth
    • Hold your breath in for up to 10 seconds
    • Exhale slowly
  • Ventolin ingredients

    The active ingredient contained in Ventolin Evohaler & Accuhaler is: salbutamol sulfate.

    The Ventolin Evohaler also contains: the propellant HFA-134a.

    The Ventolin Accuhaler also contains: lactose.

  • Ventolin side effects

    Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Ventolin inhalers, however, if you do they can include:

    • headache
    • mild trembling or shaking
    • cough
    • throat irritation
    • muscle pain

    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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Ventolin Inhaler & Accuhaler FAQs

  • Reliever inhalers such as Ventolin dilate the airways by relaxing the surrounding muscles. Steroid inhalers work by reducing inflammation. They are used regularly to prevent asthma attacks. Generally, steroid inhalers (or 'preventers') are brown whereas 'relievers' (such as Ventolin) 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, Airomir) contain medicine in an aerosol solution. The medicine is manually released in spray form.
    • Breath actuated inhalers (e.g. Easi-Breathe, Airmax, Autohaler) release the spray automatically when you inhale from the mouthpiece
    • Dry powder inhalers (e.g. Accuhaler, Bricanyl) contain a dry powder rather than a spray solution.
  • The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our doctor or pharmacist and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.

  • It's simple!

    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 Ventolin 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.

  • Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Ventolin inhalers are available f or 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 Ventolin 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 Ventolin inhalers and other asthma treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.
  • Ventolin 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.

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