Salbu is a bronchodilator, prescribed for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier.
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Drug information on Salbu (Salbutamol) from Pharmacia & Upjohn
Drug Name : Salbutamol
Salbutamol(Proventil) generic Salbu is a bronchodilator, prescribed for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier.
More Info about Salbutamol
Trade Names for Salbutamol
Proventil, VoSpire ER, Ventolin
PO- The recommended dose is 2 to 4 mg.
IV/IM- 0.25 to 0.5mg.
Inhaler- 100 to 200 mg by inhalation.
Central Nervous System : Nervousness, shakiness, dizziness, headache, over active and hoarseness.
Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps.
Gastrointestinal : Nausea and increased or decreased appetite.
Respiratory : Nosebleed and difficulty in breathing.
Heart : Chest pain and irregular heart beat.
Miscellaneous : Fever, pale skin, rash, hives and itching.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or large muscle.
It also comes as an inhaler to inhale by mouth.
Contraindicated in patients with high blood pressure during pregnancy, uterine infection, miscarriage, heart disease, and hypersensitivity.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, low levels of potassium in the blood, seizure, overactive thyroid, any allergy, who are taking other medication, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (30oC).
Schedule : H Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.