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    Product Name :   Ventolin
    Product Type :   Albuterol Sulfate
    Manufacturer :   Respiratory Division Glaxo Welcome
    Packaging and Product :   100mcg Aerosol Inhaler
    Product Classification :   Prescription Medication


    Ventolin is used to treat people with asthma and other chest illnesses.

    How It Works

    Ventolin relaxes the smooth muscle in the lung and dilates airways to improve breathing. Ventolin is used in the treatment of asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. The inhaler enables the drug to reach deep into the lungs for maximum benefit.

    Side Effects

    Dry mouth, irritated throat, dizziness, headache, light-headedness, heartburn, loss of appetite, altered taste sensation. restlessness, anxiety, nervousness, trembling, and sweating may occur - but should subside as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Inform your doctor if you experience chest pain, pounding heartbeat or breathing difficulties while taking this medication. Chew gum or suck on hard candy to relieve dry mouth.


    Before you use this drug, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland, epilepsy or diabetes. Tell your doctor if you ever had a bad reaction to albuterol, bitolterol, ephedrine, epinephrine, isoetharine, metaproterenol,  pseudoephedrine, or terbutaline. Many non-prescription medications contain these drugs, (e.g., diet pills and medication for colds and asthma), so check the labels carefully. Do not take any of these medications without consulting your doctor (even if you never had a problem taking them before). Do not allow anyone else to take this medication. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.

    Drug Interactions

    Tell your doctor of medications you take, including "beta-blockers" such as: propranolol, labetalol, and timolol. Also mention any medications to treat asthma, depression, medication called MAO Inhibitors (phenelzine, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine). It is important to read carefully all labels on over-the-counter preparations, especially those used to treat colds or allergies.


    Aerolin; Airet; Airomir; Albuterol Sulfate; Almotex; Anebron; Asmadil; Asmalin; Asmanil; Asmasal; Asmatol; Asmaven; Asmidon; Asmol; Asmol Uni-Dose; Asthalin; Broncho-Spray; Broncovaleas; Bronter; Bugonol; Butamol; Buto-Asma; Butotal; Cobutolin; Dilatamol; Farcolin; Grafalin; Libretin; Medolin; Mozal; Novosalmol; Parasma; Proventil; Respax; Respolin; Sabutal; Salbetol; Salbron; Salbulin; Salbusian; Salbutalan; Salbutamol; Salbutan; Salbutol; Salbuven; Salbuvent; Salmaplon; Salomol; Sedalin; Sultanol; Suprasma; Theosal; Tobybron; Vencronyl; Venetlin; Ventilan; Ventolin; Ventoline; Ventolin Rotacaps; Volmax
    (Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)



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