Asmol Inhaler Complete 20G CFC FREE
ASMOL INHALER COMPLETE 20G CFC FREE
200 Doses of Salbutamol
Salbutamol, also known as albuterol and marketed as Ventolin among other brand names, is a medication that opens up the medium and large airways in the lungs. It is used to treat asthma, including asthma attacks, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- other breathing problems.
In people who have difficulty breathing during exercise, Asmol inhaler may also be used before exercise to keep the air passages open.
Asmol inhaler contains a medicine called salbutamol. Each dose (puff) contains 100 micrograms of salbutamol. There are 200 doses in each Asmol inhaler.
Salbutamol belongs to a group of medicines called bronchodilators or beta-2 agonists. When your chest is tight or when you are wheezing, Asmol is inhaled into the lungs and works rapidly to open up the air passages in your lungs, helping you breathe more easily. Asmol inhaler gives fast relief from your chest symptoms and is often called a “reliever” medicine. You may also know it as a “reliever puffer”.
Some people start wheezing or their chest starts to feel tight when they exercise. This is called exercise-induced asthma. If you have exercise-induced asthma, your doctor may tell you to take one or two puffs of your Asmol inhaler before you exercise. This can help prevent the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma.
Asmol inhaler helps to control your condition but does not cure it.
Your doctor may have prescribed Asmol inhaler for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Asmol inhaler has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that Asmol inhaler is addictive.
Before you use Asmol inhaler
When you must not use it
Do not use Asmol inhaler if you are allergic to medicines containing salbutamol or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips or tongue which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing, wheezing or shortness of breath.
Do not use your Asmol inhaler to control miscarriage or premature labour.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date printed on the pack or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
Before you start to use it
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The ingredients of Asmol inhaler are known to cross the placenta during pregnancy.
Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of using Asmol inhaler during pregnancy.
It is important that asthma is managed well during pregnancy and you should not stop taking your medicine without asking your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or wish to breastfeed.
Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of using Asmol inhaler when breastfeeding.
Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially the following:
- high blood pressure
- heart problems
- liver problems
- kidney problems
- thyroid conditions
Tell your doctor if you had to stop taking this or any other asthma medicine for any reason.
Your doctor may want to take special care if you have any of these conditions.
If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell them before you start using Asmol inhaler.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Some medicines may be affected by Asmol inhaler or may affect how well it works. These include:
- beta-blockers, medicines used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions
- some cough and cold preparations
- some weight-reducing medicines
- some medicines used to treat depression or other mood disorders.
Your doctor can tell you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines.
If you are not sure whether you are taking any of these medicines, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Your doctor and pharmacist have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while using Asmol inhaler.
How to use Asmol inhaler
How much to use
The usual Asmol inhaler dose is one or two puffs every four hours if needed. Your doctor may advise you to take a different dose. This depends on your condition and whether or not you are taking any other medicine.
Elderly patients may need smaller doses. If you have an Asthma Action Plan that you have agreed with your doctor, follow it closely at all times.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist carefully.
How to use it
Instructions on how to use Asmol inhaler are included in the pack.
Read these instructions carefully before using Asmol inhaler.
The pharmacist’s label will usually tell you how many puffs to take and how often to use your Asmol inhaler. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Children may require adult supervision when using their Asmol inhaler.
If your Asmol inhaler is new, or if you have not used it for 5 days or more, point the mouthpiece away from you and spray two puff into the air before using it.
This will ensure that your inhaler will work properly.
You should visit your doctor or pharmacist regularly to check that you are using your Asmol inhaler in the right way. If you are not breathing the medicine incorrectly, the medicine may not be helping you as much as it could be.
If you have trouble using your Asmol inhaler, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
You may find using a spacer device with your Asmol inhaler helpful.
To use a spacer device, fit your Asmol inhaler into the spacer, spray one puff of Asmol into the spacer and then slowly breathe in as far as possible. Hold your breath for as long as comfortable, before breathing out slowly. Repeat this for each puff of your Asmol inhaler.
Most people will benefit from the use of a spacer device with their Asmol inhaler.
Use of a spacer will help more of the drug to reach your lungs and reduce the amount of drug deposited in the mouth and back of the throat. This will help to lessen your chance of getting local side effects such as mouth and throat irritation and hoarse voice.
Your pharmacist or doctor can help you with more information about spacer devices.
If you forget to use it
If you are using this medicine regularly and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you missed.
If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use too much (overdose)
Immediately telephone your doctor or the Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26) for advice, or go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital, if you think you or anyone else may have taken too much Asmol inhaler. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
You may need urgent medical attention.
If you take too many puffs of your Asmol inhaler, you may have a fast heart beat, feel shaky or have a headache. You may also have increased acid in the blood, which may cause an increased rate of breathing. These symptoms are usually mild side effects of using Asmol inhaler. However, if they are severe or do not go away, it may be that you have used too much Asmol.
More Supplier Information Here:
Asmol inhaler is supplied by:
Alphapharm Pty Limited
(ABN 93 002 359 739)
Level 1, 30 The Bond
30 – 34 Hickson Road
Millers Point NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9298 3999
Australian Registration Number:
Asmol CFC free inhaler – Aust R 65639