Q: Any precautions to be taken before starting the medication?
A: Salbutamol should be used with caution in patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems and lung infections. Inform your doctor if you have any of the above conditions.
Q: When and how to consume the medicine?
Salbutamol oral medicine therapy:
Swallow the tablet/ extended release tablet whole with water or liquids as per the doctor’s prescription
Do not break, crush or chew the tablet
Do not extend the therapy longer than your doctor has ordered or stop it abruptly without the doctor’s permission
Salbutamol inhalation therapy:
Learn from your doctor/ nurse how to use the nebulizer/ inhaler
Children may require a spacer device
Your doctor will tell you how many inhalations (puffs) to take for each dose and the maximum number of breaths you should use in 24 hours
Strictly follow the prescribed regimen
If you do not get relief from your symptoms after using the Salbutamol inhaler, you must contact your doctor for advice immediately