Ventolin - this drug is eliminating asthma attacks (bronchial) and other reversible diseases with bronchial obstruction. The main active ingredient: salbutamol. Salbutamol affects on beta2-adrenergic receptors, thereby making bronchodilation in case of bronchospasm. Heart's beta1-adrenergic receptors are affected insignificantly. Antiallergic action consists in prevention of histamine's release from mast cells and other mediators (slow reacting substance).
Indications for use:
Ventolin is taken in cases of bronchial asthma (for attacks relief) and for prevention of bronchospasm attacks due to allergic reactions and physical activity. Also is prescribed for long-term asthma treatment and other obstructive lung diseases (emphysema , bronchitis).
Ventolin inhalation is prescribed to adults in amount of 100-200 mcg once (for eliminating attack of bronchospasm). The daily adults dose for prophylactic treatment - 200 mcg (2 inhalations) 3-4 times a day; before the physical exertions or exposure to an allergen is used 200 mcg (2 inhalations) for 15 minutes before the start of exposure factor.
Children's dose: 100-200 mcg in case of atacks (1-2 inhalations); 100-200 mcg before the physical exertions or exposure to an allergen (1-2 inhalations); 200 mcg (2 inhalations) 3-4 times a day in case of prophylactic treatment.
Ventolin can not be used for inhalation more than 4 times per day.