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Brand name: Ventolin

Ventolin inhaler is a brand of puffer containing the active ingredient salbutamol. You can buy it over the counter at a pharmacy.

Ventolin is used to help you breathe more easily when you are wheezing or when your airways (breathing tubes) feel tight. It works by opening up your airways in your lungs. As Ventolin provides quick relief for difficulty in breathing, it is called a ‘reliever’.

Ventolin is a puffer, which means you breathe the medicine in. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to use a puffer. They may recommend that you use a device called a spacer, which makes the puffer easier to use.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: salbutamol

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Ventolin 500 microgram/mL injection solution, 5 x 1 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS AS AT 3rd DECEMBER 2002: For the relief of bronchospasm in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and for acute prophylaxis against exercise-induced asthma or in other situations known to induce bronchospasm.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless to pale, straw-coloured solution.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Subcutaneous
Medicine schedule
5x1mL ampoules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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