Biomol

Biomol

salbutamol

Manufacturer:

BioCare

Distributor:

BioCare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Salbutamol
Indications/Uses
Relief & prevention of asthma & COPD symptoms. Relieve attacks of acute breathlessness due to reversible airway obstruction & can be taken prophylactically.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Acute bronchospasm Adult 100 or 200 mcg. Childn 100 mcg, may be increased to 200 mcg. Prevention of allergen- or exercise-induced bronchospasm Adult 200 mcg 10-15 min prior to challenge or exertion. Childn 100 mcg prior to challenge or exertion, may be increased to 200 mcg. Chronic therapy Adult & childn Up to 200 mcg qds. Max: Not to exceed 8 inhalations in 24 hr.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Not to be used for managing premature labour & threatened abortion.
Special Precautions
Not to be used alone or main treatment in severe or unstable asthma. Patients w/ underlying severe heart disease eg, ischaemic heart disease, arrhythmia or severe heart failure; thyrotoxicosis; hypokalemia; diabetes. Acute severe asthma may be potentiated w/ concomitant use of xanthine derivatives, steroids, diuretics & hypoxia. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Hypokalemia; tremor, headache; tachycardia, palpitation, cardiac arrhythmias; muscle cramps & tension; paradoxical bronchospasm; nausea.
Drug Interactions
Non-selective β-blocking drugs eg, propranolol.
ATC Classification
R03AC02 - salbutamol ; Belongs to the class of adrenergic inhalants, selective beta-2-adrenoreceptor agonists. Used in the treatment of obstructive airway diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Biomol MDI 100 mcg/dose
Packing/Price
200 metered dose x 1's
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