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Asthma patients are all too familiar with Salbulin because it is one of their help lines when breathing difficulty, chest tightness, and wheezing occurs. Salbulin is effective because it relaxes the muscles in the air passageways to improve breathing. It also works when treating pulmonary diseases other than asthma.

Salbulin comes in a liquid solution form, and is placed either in the nebulizer or the inhaler. When treating lung diseases, it is used at least every six hours; when used to improve breathing, it is administered every 15 to 30 minutes. Work with your doctor to determine the exact dosage needed in your case based on your symptoms. They will know the correct amount of Salbulin you should use each time and how often you should use it. Do not change the dosage without first consulting your doctor. If Salbulin no longer controls your symptoms or if you feel that your symptoms worsen after taking the medication, call your doctor immediately. If your symptoms get better before you complete the prescription period, call your doctor and ask whether you must continue using Salbulin or not. Never stop using the medication unless it is advised to do so by your doctor.

Salbulin used through inhalers comes in canisters. Each canister contains 200 inhalations. Once you have used up the labeled number of inhalations the canister contains, you must throw it away and make use of another canister. Some canisters do not have counters. In this case, you need to keep track of the number of inhalations you have used up by yourself so you will know when to change it. The inhaler with Salbulin aerosol is meant for use only with Salbulin. Do not use it with another medicine.

Always be careful when using the inhaler and the nebulizer. Do not allow the solution to get in your eyes and do not use it near a source of heat or flame as Salbulin may explode when near very high temperatures. Take a lesson from your doctor on the proper way of using the inhaler or nebulizer. Let him watch during your first try. If you are using this medicine on your child, always watch them while they inhale the medicine.

Extra care must be taken for patients with histories of allergies, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism. Current drug use, whether it is just a vitamin or herbal supplement, must be mentioned to the doctor as well. Pregnant women and nursing mothers are also considered special cases. As such, doctors may need to adjust the dosages when any of the above mentioned conditions are present.

Salbulin causes side effects. Normally, side effects like headache, nausea, vomiting, coughing, and throat irritation come mildly. If they persist or worsen as you continue using Salbulin, you will need to make an immediate appointment with your doctor. Equally alarming signs include chest pains, rashes, itching, swelling, swallowing difficulty, and hoarseness.

Salbulin must be stored tightly closed and out of reach of children at room temperatures. It must also be kept away from excessive heat and moisture. Ask your doctor on proper handling and disposal of Salbulin to be safe.

Salbulin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of salbulin


• Molecular formula of salbulin is C13H21NO3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-(1-hydroxy-2-tert-butylamino-ethyl)-phenol
• Molecular weight is 239.311 g/mol
Salbulin available : 0.63mg/3ml solution 3ml plastic container, 2mg/5ml syrup, 2mg tablets, 4mg tablets

Generic name: Albuterol

Brand name(s): Accuneb, Aerolin, Albuterol sulfate, Asmaven, Broncovaleas, Cetsim, Cobutolin, Ecovent, Loftan, Proventil, Rotahaler, Salbutamol, Salbutard, Salbutine, Salbuvent, Solbutamol, Sultanol, Venetlin, Ventolin, Volma, Volmax, Xopenex

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