Salbutamol Inhaler 100mcg (ASTHMAGEN SANDOZ)-1

Generic Name: Salbutamol

Brand Name: Asthmagen

Dosage Strength: 100 mcg

Dosage Form: Inhaler

Indication:

The Asthmagen inhaler contains salbutamol sulfate which is a medication used to treat symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. The inhaler is used to relieve symptoms which may include shortness of breath and wheezing. The salbutamol sulfate, also called albuterol, is a bronchodilator and it works by relaxing the muscles in the chest airways, making breathing easier. Doctors may instruct the patient to use the inhaler before strenuous or physical activities to help in breathing.

Salbutamol Inhaler Philippines (ASTHMAGEN SANDOZ) 100mcg

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What is in the generic salbutamol inhaler?

The inhaler for asthma contains:

  • Salbutamol sulfate

What is the Asthmagen inhaler used for?

The Asthmagen inhaler can be used to treat the following:

  • Bronchospasm associated with bronchial asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis

How much and how often should you use the product?

Only use the salbutamol inhaler when you need it such as when you start coughing, wheezing, or experience shortness of breath or tightness in your chest. You can also use your inhaler prior to doing activities that will cause you to become breathless, such as sports, walking long distances, or climbing the stairs.

The common way to use the inhaler (for both adults and children) is:

  • 1 or 2 puffs when necessary
  • Up to a maximum or 4 times total in 24 hours

In the event of a sudden asthma attack, you can take more than the normal number of puffs (up to 10). Wait for 30 seconds and shake the Ashtmagen inhaler between doses. Repeat the dose 10 minutes later.

 

Mechanism of action:

In vitro studies and in vivo pharmacologic studies have shown that salbutamol has a preferential effect on beta2-adrenergic receptors compared with isoproterenol. Although beta2­ adrenoceptors are the predominant adrenergic receptors in bronchial smooth muscle and beta1 adrenoceptors are the predominant receptors in the heart, there are also beta2-adrenoceptors in the human heart comprising 10% to 50% of the total beta-adrenoceptors. The precise function of these receptors has not been established, but their presence raises the possibility that even selective beta2-agonists may have cardiac effects.

Activation of beta2-adrenergic receptors on airway smooth muscle leads to the activation of adenyl cyclase and to an increase in the intracellular concentration of cyclic-3′,5′-adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP). This increase of cyclic AMP leads to the activation of protein kinase A, which inhibits the phosphorylation of myosin and lowers intracellular ionic calcium concentrations, resulting in relaxation. Salbutamol relaxes the smooth muscles of all airways, from the trachea to the terminal bronchioles. Salbutamol acts as a functional antagonist to relax the airway irrespective of the spasmogen involved, thus protecting against all bronchoconstrictor challenges. Increased cyclic AMP concentrations are also associated with the inhibition of release of mediators from mast cells in the airway.

Salbutamol has been shown in most controlled clinical trials to have more effect on the respiratory tract, in the form of bronchial smooth muscle relaxation, than isoproterenol at comparable doses while producing fewer cardiovascular effects. Controlled clinical studies and other clinical experience have shown that inhaled albuterol, like other beta-adrenergic agonist drugs, can produce a significant cardiovascular effect in some patients, as measured by pulse rate, blood pressure, symptoms, and/or electrocardiographic changes.

A measurable decrease in airway resistance is typically observed within 5 to 15 minutes after inhalation of salbutamol. The maximum improvement in pulmonary function usually occurs 60 to 90 minutes after salbutamol treatment, and significant bronchodilator activity has been observed to persist for 3 to 6 hours.

Precautions

Before using this medication, notify your doctor if you have or are:

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Cardiac disease
  • Myocardial insufficiency
  • Arrhythmias
  • Susceptibility to QT interval prolongation
  • Occlusive vascular disorders
  • Hypokalemia
  • Pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby

Side Effects

Below are the possible side effects that you may experience from taking the Asthmagen inhaler. These side effects are possible but do not always occur. If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking the product and immediately consult with your doctor.

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Muscle pain
  • Diarrhea

 

The Asthmagen inhaler is available in all The Generics Pharmacy branches nationwide at a very affordable price.

Generic Name: Salbutamol

Brand Name: Asthmagen

Dosage Strength: 100 mcg

Dosage Form: Inhaler

Indication:

The Asthmagen inhaler contains salbutamol sulfate which is a medication used to treat symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. The inhaler is used to relieve symptoms which may include shortness of breath and wheezing. The salbutamol sulfate, also called albuterol, is a bronchodilator and it works by relaxing the muscles in the chest airways, making breathing easier. Doctors may instruct the patient to use the inhaler before strenuous or physical activities to help in breathing.

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