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Salbu 8mg Capsules

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Salbu 8 MG Description

Salbu Capsule is used to provide relief from symptoms like breathlessness, wheezing sound, chest tightness, coughing, etc. associated with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It

contains Salbutamol as its active ingredient. This medicine acts as a bronchodilator and works by relaxing the muscles of the airway, thus widening the passage and easing breathing.


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ContainsSalbutamol / Albuterol(8.0 Mg)
UsesAsthma and COPD
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, nausea
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Uses of Salbu 8 MG

Salbu Capsule is indicated for the management and treating of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Contraindications of Salbu 8 MG

  • If you are allergic to salbutamol or any of the constituents of the Salbu Capsule.
  • If you have a history of missed pregnancy.
  • If you are already taking medicines for high blood pressure.

Side effects of Salbu 8 MG

  • Fits
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Nausea
  • Muscular cramps
  • Low potassium level (that leads to muscle spasm, weakness)

Precautions and Warnings of Salbu 8 MG



Can I take Salbu Capsule during pregnancy?
There is limited information about the use of Salbu Capsule during pregnancy. However, your doctor may prescribe you this medicine if it has more advantages than risks. Please consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Salbu Capsule while breastfeeding?
Salbu Capsule is secreted in breastmilk therefore its use in breastfeeding mothers requires careful consideration. Therefore, a breastfeeding mother should take this medicine only under the doctor's recommendation.


Can I drive if I have consumed Salbu Capsule?
Salbu Capsule does not impair your ability to drive. However, if you develop side effects such as dizziness, muscle cramps or tremors, avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Salbu Capsule?
There is no known interaction between alcohol and medicine. However, intake of alcoholic beverages or tobacco while on treatment with salbutamol may increase the side effects. Smoking should be avoided strictly since it is known to worsen breathing disorders.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have underlying medical conditions such as overactive thyroid, a heart-related disorder, etc.
  • You have diabetes because your blood sugar level may rise and continuous monitoring is required.
  • You may experience chest pain or breathing problem during the treatment. You should consult your doctor immediately, it can be an underlying heart disorder.
  • You feel that Salbu Capsule is less effective and not able to give you relief, but you should not increase the dose on your own. Seek medical help immediately.
  • You experience allergic reactions like hives, itching, swelling, etc. during the treatment.

Mode of Action of Salbu 8 MG

How Does It Work?

Salbu Capsule acts by widening the airways in asthma and COPD. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widening airways, thereby making it easier to breathe.

Directions for Use of Salbu 8 MG

  • Take this medicine as instructed by your doctor.
  • Complete the entire course of the medicine, do not stop the medicine halfway, if you feel better.

Interactions of Salbu 8 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Sometimes Salbu Capsule may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect how this medicine works if taken at the same time. Especially, if you are taking antihypertensives like w...
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  • Concomitant use with anti-asthmatic medicines like theophylline and steroids along with Salbu Capsule can cause a low level of potassium in the blood.

Storage and disposal of Salbu 8 MG

  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store it below 25°C in a dry place.
  • Do not take this medicine after the expiry date which is mentioned in the medicine.

Dosage of Salbu 8 MG


Overdose of Salbu may lead to a low level of potassium which may cause muscle spasm and weakness, nausea, vomiting, fast heartbeat, fits, etc. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine and...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose, take it as soon as you recall it. However, if the next dose is imminent, then skip the missed dose and continue with the next dose. Do not take an extra dose to com...
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Content Details


Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I smoke if I have been prescribed Salbu Capsule?

A: No, you should not smoke while taking the medicine. Smoking irritates the lungs, leading to harmful effects. In the case of asthma, the patients experience serious difficulty in breathing. Consult your doctor if it is hard for you to avoid smoking.
Last Updated on: 07 May 2022 | 03:03 PM (IST)

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