SALBUTAMOL TABLETS BP 2MG

Active substance: SALBUTAMOL SULPHATE

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Braille reads:salbutamol
tablets 2 mg

28 tablets
For oral use

Each tablet contains 2.4mg salbutamol sulphate
equivalent to 2mg salbutamol.
For oral administration.
Also contains lactose, E122-see leaflet for details.
Use as directed by physician. Keep out of the reach
and sight of children. Store below 25°C in a dry place.
PL 0142/0485

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• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.

gradually up to a maximum of 8mg three or four times a day. Some
patients may be treated successfully with 2mg three or four times a day.
• Elderly or patients known to be sensitive to this product or other
similar drugs:
Initially 2mg three or four times a day should be given.
• Children 2-6 years:
1-2mg three or four times a day.
• Children 6-12 years:
2mg three or four times a day.

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Salbutamol 2mg tablets

Salbutamol sulphate
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this
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1. What Salbutamol tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take
3. How to take
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store
6. Further information

• Children over 12 years:
2-4mg three or four times a day.
• Children under 2 years:
Not recommended.
If you take more than you should
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of tablets at the same time, or you
think a child may have swallowed any contact your nearest hospital
casualty department or tell your doctor immediately. Symptoms of an
overdose include low levels of potassium in the blood which may cause

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1. What Salbutamol tablets are and what they are used for

Salbutamol tablets belong to a group of medicines called selective
beta-2-adrenergic agonists, which can be used to relax the muscles of the
airways and womb. Salbutamol tablets may be used in:
• asthma, to relieve the narrowing of the airways
• chronic bronchitis
• emphysema

muscle twitching or weakness and an irregular heart beat.
If you forget to take the tablets
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you forget to
take a dose take it as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose
at the right time.

4. Possible side effects
Stop taking Salbutamol tablets and contact your doctor at once if you
experience

2. Before you take

Do not take Salbutamol tablets and tell your doctor if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to salbutamol or any other ingredients in
Salbutamol tablets (see section 6).
• have threatened abortion (potential miscarriage) during the first six
months of pregnancy.
• are taking beta-blockers such as propranolol.

• an allergic reaction such as swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue,
pale or red irregular raised patches with severe itching (hives), difficulty
breathing, low blood pressure, collapse
• chest, jaw or shoulder pain (which may be accompanied with shortness
of breath, feeling or being sick)
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following effects or if you notice
any not listed:
• increased lactic acid in the body: rapid breathing, being sick, stomach
pain.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Salbutamol tablets if
you have:
• an overactive thyroid gland (thyrotoxicosis).
• diabetes.
• a history of heart disease, irregular heart rhythm or angina. Although it
is not known exactly how often this happens, some people occasionally
experience chest pain (due to heart problems such as angina). Tell your
doctor/midwife if you develop these symptoms whilst receiving treatment
with salbutamol, but do not stop using this medicine unless told to do so.

• low blood potassium: muscle twitching or weakness, an irregular heart
beat.
• other: headaches, increased blood sugar levels, slight shaking (usually of
the hands), a tense feeling, widening of blood vessels which can cause an
increase in heart function and heart rate, an irregular heart beat, muscle
spasm, fluid on the lungs. An increase in the amount of acid in the body
(ketoacidosis) may occur in diabetics.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently
taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a
prescription. Especially:
• diuretics, guanethidine, reserpine or methyldopa (to treat high blood
pressure)
• monoamine oxidase inhibitors e.g. tranylcypromine (for depression)
• tricyclic antidepressants e.g. amitriptyline (for depression)
• beta-blockers such as propranolol
• corticosteroids

includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
Do not use Salbutamol tablets after the expiry date stated on the
label/carton/bottle. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

• theophylline (for breathing problems).
• inhaled anaesthetics (advise your doctor or dentist if you are undergoing
any dentistry or surgery)
• digoxin (for heart problems)
• xanthines such as theophylline, aminophylline (for asthma)
• medicines for diabetes
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Further information

What Salbutamol tablets contain
• The active substance (the ingredient that makes the tablets work) is
salbutamol sulphate. Each tablet contains 2.4mg of the active ingredient
equivalent to 2mg salbutamol.
• The other ingredients are maize starch, lactose monohydrate, dispersed

Sugar intolerance
If you have been told you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicine, as it contains a sugar called lactose.
Ingredients warning
Salbutamol tablets contain carmoisine (E122) which may cause allergic
reactions.
Tests
If you have severe asthma, your doctor may monitor you more closely by
carrying out certain tests.

pink (erythrosine (E127), carmoisine (E122), titanium dioxide (E171), sodium
starch glycollate, talc, magnesium stearate.
What Salbutamol tablets look like and contents of the pack
Salbutamol tablets are pink, circular, flat bevelled edge, uncoated tablets.
Pack size is 28.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in February 2014

3. How to take

Always take Salbutamol tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you
are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Swallow the tablets with water
If you notice the tablets are not working as well as before, contact your
doctor for advice.
• Adults:
Usual dose is 4mg three or four times a day. Your doctor may increase this

Salbutamol
tablets

28 tablets

For oral use

2

mg
Each tablet contains 2.4mg salbutamol
sulphate equivalent to 2mg salbutamol.
For oral administration.
Also contains lactose, E122-see leaflet for details.
Use as directed by physician. Keep out of the reach
and sight of children. Store below 25°C in
a dry place. PL 0142/0485
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