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How does Salbutamol work?

How does Salbutamol work?

Salbutamol may be prescribed for people who have asthma or who suffer from emphysema or other lung-based diseases. The drug opens up the airways and makes it much easier for people who experience difficulty breathing normally.

Taking Ventolin: how often is too often?

Taking Ventolin: how often is too often?

Ventolin inhalers are used to relieve asthma symptoms. If you have to use your Ventolin inhaler more than 3 times a week, a preventer inhaler may be more suitable.

Taking Ventolin: how often is too often?

Taking Ventolin: how often is too often?

Ventolin inhalers are used to relieve asthma symptoms. If you have to use your Ventolin inhaler more than 3 times a week, a preventer inhaler may be more suitable.

Why do aerosols trigger asthma?

Why do aerosols trigger asthma?

People with asthma have sensitive airways which become inflamed easily. There are a number of triggers of asthma symptoms, including irritants like aerosols.

A guide to asthma inhalers

A guide to asthma inhalers

The long-term condition asthma, which causes breathlessness, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness, can be kept under control in most cases by using asthma inhalers.

Which asthma inhaler is best for me?

Which asthma inhaler is best for me?

With so many asthma inhalers available, it can be hard to make a decision about which is best. We’ve use the same guidelines as UK doctors to create a flow chart to help you choose the right asthma inhaler for you.