Salamol cfc free inhaler 100mcg
Salamol CFC Free Inhaler 100mcg is an Inhaler device used to treat Asthma and COPD to help relieve symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, tight and wheezy chest
Salamol CFC Free Inhaler contains bronchodilator medicine called Salbutamol that is known to open up the airways. If you have been diagnosed as an asthmatic and require an inhaler then complete our FREE online consultation.
Please note – your GP will need to be informed that you have been prescribed this medication if suitable
What is Salamol CFC Free Inhaler?
Salamol can be used to treat lung based breathing problems such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Asthma and various other lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Salamol CFC Free Inhalers are also called ‘reliever’ inhalers because they give you quick relief from breathing problems whenever you need them. You are advised to use another inhaler – a “preventer” to stop your asthmatic symptoms and use this on a daily basis. However, if you feel the need to use the salbutamol inhaler more than 3 times a week, it could also mean that your breathing problems and asthma are getting out of control. Seek the advice of your GP or the asthma nurse
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How does Salamol CFC free inhaler 100mcg work?
Salbutamol is a bronchodilators medicine that is used to relax inflammation and keep the airway muscles open. It also gives relief from chest tightness, wheezing and coughing due to Asthma.
Salamol CFC Free Inhaler 100 mcg Salbutamol stimulates the beta 2 receptors in the lungs. This relaxes the muscles of the airways and lets you breathe easier. Once you inhale Salbutamol, it normally shows its effect within 15 minutes and can last up to two to six hours.
How To Use Salamol Inhaler?
Here are a few tips on how to use Salamol CFC free Inhaler:
- Do not use Salamol without consulting from a doctor first, and use exactly as advised.
- Every time you use the Salamol Inhaler, make sure it is clean and sanitized. Moreover, make a habit of cleaning it at least once a week to prevent any blockage.
- When using the Salamol Inhaler, stand or sit in an upright position. Hold the Inhaler in a straight position as the Inhaler will not work if it’s not held in the right way.
- If it has been more than 5 days since you last used your Inhaler, test the Inhaler in the air by pressing two puffs.
Directions on how to use the Salamol Inhaler –
- Firstly, take off the cap from the Inhaler and clean the mouthpiece.
- Hold the Inhaler straight with your thumb and finger and shake it gently.
- Breathe out for as long as you comfortably can. Then place the Inhaler gently between your lips.
- Press the Inhaler to spray the mist and release the medicine into your mouth. Inhale slowly and deeply.
- While you take the Inhaler out of your mouth, keep holding your breath for at least 10-15 seconds, or for as far as you comfortably can. Then exhale slowly.
If more than one dose is needed, wait up to one minute before following from step 2 again. Once you’re finished with the Salamol inhaler, put the cap back on.
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Active ingredient – 100 mcg of Salbutamol per metered dose.
Other Ingredients – Ethanol Anhydrous (Alcohol) and the propellant Norflurane (HFA-134a)
This Inhaler does not contain CFCs.
Salamol Inhaler for Pregnant and breastfeeding women
It is highly crucial for asthmatic pregnant women to have the condition well-controlled as serious asthma attacks can be dangerous to the pregnancy. If possible, use an Inhaler for Asthma medication, as the amount of medicine that enters the bloodstream and crosses the placenta is minimal. It is approved safe by the doctors to use a Salamol inhaler during pregnancy.
Salbutamol inhalers can be used as usual during breastfeeding. The amount of medicine that passes into the breast milk to the child after using an inhaler is insignificant and won’t harm the baby.
Salamol Side effects
Like any other medicine, having Salamol can exhibit mild side effects, but not everyone experiences these. If you have any of these Salamol inhaler side effects, speak to your doctor immediately.
Go to your doctor or contact NHS111 or visit A&E as soon as possible if you experience any of the following side effects :
- Difficulty in breathing for a long period, wheezing
- Serious allergic reactions such as –
- Swelling of the lips or face
- Swollen neck leading to difficulty breathing
- Low blood pressure leading to collapse
- Skin rash
The above given signs are very serious, however rare. Go to the nearest hospital immediately for urgent medical care.