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Salbutamol Inhaler

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Medication features

  • The generic version of Ventolin
  • Two puffs when required
  • Acts within 5-25 minutes

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.


Buy Salbutamol Asthma Inhaler Online

You can order your Salbutamol inhaler online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. If you are an asthmatic who has controlled asthma, you can request a repeat prescription for your inhaler after completing our online assessment. Once complete, our doctor will review your order and, if approved, issue a prescription to our pharmacy for dispensing. We will then dispense and dispatch your salbutamol inhaler to your chosen delivery address.

What is Salbutamol?

Salbutamol is the common blue reliever inhaler used by asthma sufferers. The better known branded version of the drug is called Ventolin. It contains 100ug of Salbutamol, a quick-acting drug that helps stops an asthma attack when it occurs. You can order Salbutamol inhalers from our UK registered online doctor for delivery, without having to see a doctor face to face.

How does it work?

Salbutamol works by acting on beta-2 receptors in the lungs. When Salbutamol stimulates these receptors it causes the muscles in the airways to relax, and this allows airways to open. You should start feeling your symptoms ease straight after you used the medication. Other reliever inhalers such as Ventolin and Salamol Easi-Breathe and reliever/preventer inhalers such as Seretide and Symbicort are available.

How to use Salbutamol

Depending on the inhaler you have, techniques on use will differ. You can read about different inhaler techniques in our blog post addressing each type of inhaler. Salbutamol is generally used when required up to four times daily. 1-2 puffs should be used depending on your requirements.

For the standard aerosol inhaler the following steps should be followed. 

  1. Open the inhaler, remove the mouthpiece cover-check there is no object in the mouthpiece.
  2. Hold the inhaler upright with your thumb on the base and your finger on the top of the canister and shake the inhaler up and down 4 or 5 times.
  3. Breathe out as far as is comfortable, away from the MDI. Do not breathe out into the inhaler.
  4. Put the mouthpiece to your lips. Seal your lips around the mouthpiece.
  5. Start to breathe in slowly and gently. As you begin to breathe in, press the top of the canister down fully to release one dose. Continue breathing in slowly and steadily and as deeply as you can until your lungs are full.
  6. Remove the device from your mouth and hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds and then breathe out slowly.
  7. Continue to breathe normally.

Asthma is a common condition which affects the body’s respiratory system. It is caused by inflammation in the lungs, and in particular, it’s smaller airways (known as bronchioles) and air sacs ( known as alveoli).

There are currently 5.4 million people in the UK receiving asthma treatment, and it is a long-term condition. However, symptoms can worsen or improve over time, and its severity can often depend on a number of external factors.

To read more about Asthma, it’s causes, symptoms, and treatments, visit the NHS choices site.


How long does it take for Salbutamol to work?

If used correctly, your salbutamol inhaler should work almost immediately, and continue to have an effect for up to 5 hours after use.

Can I drink alcohol with Salbutamol?

Yes - there are no contra-indications for drinking while using salbutamol inhalers.

How does Salbutamol work?

Salbutamol works by opening your airways to make breathing easier. It does this by relaxing the muscles around these airways into the lungs. 

  • What is Salbutamol?

    Salbutamol is a medication used in asthmatics, to relieve acute symptoms of asthma.

  • Is Salbutamol the same as Ventolin?

    Yes, medically Ventolin Evohalers and Salamol Salbutamol inhalers, are the same, as both contain the same amount of the active ingredient (Salbutamol 100mcg).

  • Can I buy Salbutamol over the counter?

    No, Salbutamol cannot be bought over the counter, as it is a prescription only medication. If you have not previously been diagnosed with asthma, it is important to make an appointment with your local GP, so they can safely diagnose your symptoms. If you require a repeat of Salbutamol, you can purchase it after completing a short medical questionnaire.

  • What is the difference between Vetolin and Salamol / Salbulatmol inhalers?

    Ventolin is the original branded version of Salbutamol, however, both Salbutamol and Salamol/Salbutamol inhalers contain the same amount of the active ingredient (Salbutamol 200ug).

  • Can I buy Salbutamol online?

    Yes. If you have been previously diagnosed with asthma and prescribed Salbutamol, you can use our online service, to get a repeat supply. The online supply of Salbutamol is for a patient whose asthma is controlled. If you are finding your asthma is difficult to keep under control, you should continue to see your local doctor for your repeats.

  • How long does it take Salbutamol to work?

    After correct inhalation of a Salbutamol inhaler, you should notice your asthma symptoms to improve within 5-25 minutes.

  • How does Salbutamol work?

    Salbutamol works by relaxing the muscles in your airways, making it easier for you to breathe.

Side Effects

Side effects of Salbutamol?

Salbutamol, as with all medications, can sometimes result in side effects. These side effects do not affect all patients, however, it is important you are aware of them
Common Side Effects • headache
 • feeling shaky
 • heart racing

Uncommon Side Effects • muscle cramps
 • mouth and throat irritation

Rare Side Effects • the active ingredient salbutamol can sometimes lower the levels of potassium in your blood
 • increased blood flow to arms and legs
 For a complete list of all side effects, please read the patient leaflet provided with your inhaler.
IMPORTANT: If you experience the following side effects, you should notify your doctor. • rapid heartbeat (palpitations)
 • irregular heartbeat


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at, or by contacting us.

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