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Drug information on Salbutamol (4 mg) (Albuterol (Salbutamol)) from Acichem Laboratories

Salbutamol (4 mg)

Acichem Laboratories
Generic : Albuterol (Salbutamol)
10 Tablets
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Drug Name : Albuterol (Salbutamol)

Albuterol or salbutamol is used to treat or prevent symptoms of airway constriction caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
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Other Trade Names for Albuterol (Salbutamol)

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International : 

AccuNeb , Proventil, Proventil HFA , Ventolin HFA, Vospire ProAir, Albuterol Sulfate
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Salbutamol (4 mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Salbutamol (4 mg)

   Most Common : Tremor, anxiety, headache, muscle cramps, dry mouth, and palpitations.

   Central nervous system : Sleeplessness, weakness, dizziness, drowsiness.

   Heart : Fast / slow heart rate, flushing and chest pain.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps, muscle, bone or back pain.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, worsening of diabetes, vomiting.

   Respiratory : Inflammation of bronchus, nose bleed, cough and throat irritation.

   Skin : Allergic reactions and rash.

   Miscellaneous : Flu symptoms, metabolic acidosis.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- The usual starting dose is 1.25 mg or 0.63 mg, 3 or 4 times daily.
The emergency room treatment is a massive dose of Salbutamol given by aerosol nebulization in doses of > 7.5 mg / hour and continued until the side effects of tremor or tachycardia are evident in patients.
Usual Adult Albuterol Dose for Acute Asthma and Acute Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Metered-dose inhaler: 2 puffs every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
Inhalation capsules: 200 mcg inhaled every 4 to 6 hours and may increase to 400 mcg inhaled every 4 to 6 hours, if necessary.
Bronchospasm Prophylaxis: Metered-dose inhaler: 2 puffs (180 or 216 mcg) 15 minutes before exercise. Inhalation capsules: 200 mcg inhaled 15 minutes before exercise.
Less than 1 year: Nebulizer: 0.05 to 0.15 mg/kg/dose every 4 to 6 hours with subsequent doses titrated based on clinical response.
1 year to 4 years: Nebulizer: 1.25 to 2.5 mg every 4 to 6 hours with subsequent doses titrated based on clinical response.
5 years or older: Metered-dose inhaler (HFA): 2 puffs (216 mcg) every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Inhalation capsules: 200 mcg inhaled every 4 to 6 hours and may increase to 400 mcg inhaled every 4 to 6 hours, if necessary.
12 years or older: Nebulizer: 2.5 to 5 mg every 6 hours as needed.

How to use Salbutamol (4 mg)?

It comes as a tablet, capsule and syrup to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider either into the large muscle or under the skin.

When is Salbutamol (4 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Salbutamol (4 mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, high blood pressure, or congestive heart failure, a heart rhythm disorder; epilepsy, diabetes, overactive thyroid, kidney problems, adrenal gland tumor, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• An inhaler should not be given to a child younger than 4 years old.

• Albuterol solution in a nebulizer should not be given to a child younger than 2 years of age.

Other Precautions for Salbutamol (4 mg)

This medication may affect blood sugar level; monitor blood sugar level regularly.
Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Salbutamol (4 mg)

Store it at controlled room temperature (between 2°C and 25°C). Protect from light and excessive heat.

Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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