Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Salbutamol exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Salbutamol must be taken exactly as directed for it to work well. Continue taking Salbutamol even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor. Your condition may worsen if the medicine is stopped suddenly.
If you are taking a controlled-release type of Salbutamol, swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, crush or chew the tablet. The controlled-release type of Salbutamol is designed to release medicine slowly into your body over a few hours. If you cut, crush or chew the tablet, this slow release mechanism will not work.
With the controlled-release Salbutamol, you may see a small tablet-shaped casing in your bowel movements. This is normal; do not be alarmed. This casing is just an empty shell; the medicine inside it has already been absorbed by your body.
Take Salbutamol on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if your chest tightness seems worse or if Salbutamol does not seem to provide as much relief as before.
If you also have diabetes, be sure to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly because Salbutamol may cause your blood sugar to rise.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you suffer from high blood pressure, irregular heart beat, heart failure or other kinds of heart disease, thyroid problems, glaucoma or epilepsy (seizures).
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Try to limit your intake of caffeine-containing drinks such as coffee, tea and certain soft drinks. This is because caffeine can increase some of the side effects of Salbutamol.
Why do I need this medicine?
Salbutamol is used to treat asthma.
Salbutamol is known as a "bronchodilator", which literally means "open airways". Salbutamol helps to treat your asthma or chest illnesses by relaxing the airways in your lungs. Salbutamol relieves chest tightness, wheezing and cough so that you can breathe more easily.
What side effects could I experience?
Salbutamol may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
You may also feel that your heart beats faster and more forcefully, resulting in a "pounding" sensation in your chest. Make sure you inform your doctor but do not stop taking Salbutamol unless told to do so.
Other common side effects include nervousness, tiredness, shaky hands, headache, nausea and dry mouth. Less commonly, you may also have muscle cramps, difficulty urinating and problems falling asleep. If any of these problems persist or get worse, let your doctor know.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- other asthma medicines
- heart medicines such as digoxin, metoprolol, atenolol, propranolol, hydrochlorothiazide, frusemide
- atomoxetine (a medicine used to treat hyperactivity)
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.