Maximum per order: 2
Pregnancy: Not suitable
Breastfeeding: Not suitable
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.
Repeat supplies of Ventolin Accuhaler and Evohaler are available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to help control asthma in those who have been diagnosed by their GP.
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.
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.
Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?
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 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 Accuhaler:
Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Ventolin inhalers, however, if you do they can include:
A 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.
The active ingredient contained in Ventolin Inhalers is:
The Ventolin Accuhaler also contains Lactose.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Before using Ventolin inhalers, inform your doctor if any of the following conditions apply to you:
You should also inform your doctor if you take or intend to take any of these medicines:
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.
We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.
The following delivery options are available:
All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before
All orders can be fully tracked in your account.
We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.
Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt.
Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.
Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering.
If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.
Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a
Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.
You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.
Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail
We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44
Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.
We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.
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.
The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor 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.
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:
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.
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