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Brand name: Ventolin Inhaler

Ventolin Inhaler is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) salbutamol. On this page you will find out more about Ventolin Inhaler, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: salbutamol

Information for medicine and pack size:
Ventolin Inhaler CFC-Free 100 microgram/actuation pressurised inhalation, 200 actuations

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

OTHER CONDITIONS: Do not puncture or incinerate even when empty as canister may explode. INDICATIONS: For the relief of bronchospasm in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and for acute prophylaxis against exercise-induced asthma and other stimuli known to induce bronchospasm.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Metal can with concave base fitted with a metering valve, containing a white to off-white suspension, fitted to an actuator. The internal surfaces of the can and valve are free from defects.
Dosage Form Inhalation, pressurised
Route of administration Inhalation
Medicine schedule
200 metered dose: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Aerosol Can - Metered Dose
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from direct sunlight
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

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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Is this medication banned in sport?

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Ventolin CFC-free Inhaler - myDr.com.au

Ventolin CFC-free Inhaler - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Ventolin CFC-free Inhaler | myVMC

Ventolin CFC-free Inhaler prevents bronchospasms in asthma and COPD. It contains salbutamol sulfate and it can be used to prevent asthma during exercise.

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Ventolin Rotacaps Powder for Inhalation - myDr.com.au

Ventolin Rotacaps Powder for Inhalation - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Ventolin Diskus | myVMC

Ventolin disks are an asthma medication used by people who can't use inhalers. They contains salbutamol sulfate to prevent asthma during exercise.

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Ventolin Rotacaps | myVMC

Ventolin Rotacaps are used to prevent asthma symptoms during exercise, by people who can't used inhaled asthma medication. They contain salbutamol sulfate.

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Ventolin Respirator Solution and Nebules | myVMC

Ventolin Respirator Solution and Nebules contains salbutamol sulfate and is used in a nebuliser. It is used to treat and prevent asthma symptoms.

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Ventolin Nebules (Nebulising Solution) - myDr.com.au

Ventolin Nebules (Nebulising Solution) - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Serevent Accuhaler Inhaler - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Anoro Ellipta Powder for inhalation - myDr.com.au

Anoro Ellipta Powder for inhalation - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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