What is Salamol?
Salamol contains the active ingredient salbutamol, a medicine that belongs to the class of bronchodilators. The active ingredient is inhaled through the use of an inhaler or a nebulizer, to allow it to act directly in the lungs where it works fast in relieving asthma attacks, shortness or breath, or chest tightness.
Salamol inhaler can be used shortly before exercising if you have an exercise- triggered asthma. You can also use it if you know that you will be exposed to allergens that will trigger your wheezing, such as pollen or pet fur. Salamol will open your airways and help prevent wheezing.
How does Salamol work?
Salamol is available as a CFC-free inhaler, Salamol easi-breathe CFC-free inhaler, and Salamol steri-nebs, which all contain the active ingredient salbutamol. Salbutamol works by acting on receptors in the lungs called beta 2 receptors. The medicine causes the muscles in the airways to relax and allows the opening of the airways for easy breathing.
In asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), airways become narrowed, making it difficult for the air to get in and out of the lungs. By opening the airways, salbutamol makes breathing easier. Salbutamol works within a few minutes of taking a dose, with its effects lasting for four to six hours.
What are the benefits of using Salamol?
Salamol is effective in providing immediate relief from the symptoms of asthma. Salbutamol, the active ingredient in Salamol effectively cause the muscles in the airways to relax to allow its opening for easy breathing. Salamol effectively relieves the symptoms of an asthma attack in a few minutes.
Inhale one or two puffs from your Salamol inhaler. Do not exceed four doses each day. If you find you need to use your relief inhaler more than three times per week, this is a sign that your asthma is not well-controlled. If this is the case, talk to your GP or asthma nurse.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Salamol , however, if you do they can include: Dizziness, headache, feeling tense, mild trembling or shaking.
Salbutamol is the active ingredient in Salamol.
Inactive ingredients The other ingredients contained in Salamol are ethanol anhydrous and the propellant norflurane.