SALT INFORMATIONSalbutamol(2.5 mg)
To prevent reversible airways obstruction occurring during asthma, infections of airway passages (bronchitis), emphysema, and other lung diseases.
Uncontrolled shaking especially hands, increased heart rate (tachycardia), muscle cramps, dizziness, headache, swelling of lip and tongue (angioedema), itchy skin rash and low blood pressure.
Salbutamol interacts with beta blockers like propranolol to cause severe constriction of airways. It also interacts with theophylline, aminophylline, methyldopa, drugs used for depression, furosemide, steroids, digoxin and atomoxetine. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Salbutamol is a beta-2 agonist and it works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways in the lungs, which helps to open up the airways and make breathing easier.
Can I take Salbair (2.5mg) during pregnancy?
Experiences of drug use and evidence from studies in pregnant women have shown risk to fetus. This drug may be used in pregnant women if benefit outweighs the risk. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.