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Active substance(s): SALBUTAMOL SULPHATE

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Package leaflet:
Information for the user


500 micrograms/ml
salbutamol sulfate
Read all of this leaflet carefully
before you start taking this
medicine because it contains
important information for you.
read it again.
ask your doctor, nurse or
for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if
their signs of illness are the same
as yours.
your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1 What Ventolin Injection is and
what it is used for
2 What you need to know before
you use Ventolin Injection
3 How to use Ventolin Injection
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Ventolin Injection
6 Contents of the pack and other

1 What Ventolin Injection is
and what it is used for
Ventolin Injection contains a
medicine called salbutamol. This
belongs to a group of medicines
called bronchodilators.
in your lungs to stay open. This
makes it easier for air to get in
and out.
tightness, wheezing and cough.
Ventolin Injection is used to treat
severe breathing problems in people
with asthma and similar conditions.

2 What you need to know
before you use Ventolin

Other medicines and Ventolin
Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist
if you are taking, have recently taken
or might take any other medicines,
including medicines obtained
without a prescription. This includes
herbal medicines.
In particular tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are taking:
Ventolin Injection should not be
administered in the same syringe as
any other medication.
Using Ventolin Injection with
food and drink
You can use Ventolin Injection at any
time of day, with or without food.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and
If you are pregnant or are
breast-feeding, think you may be
pregnant or are planning to have
a baby, ask your doctor for advice
before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Ventolin Injection is not likely to
affect you being able to drive or use
any tools or machines.

3 How to use Ventolin


If you stop taking Ventolin
Do not stop taking Ventolin Injection
without talking to your doctor.
If you have any further questions on
the use of this medicine, ask your
doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

4 Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Ventolin Injection
can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them. The following
side effects may happen with this
Allergic reactions (affects less than
1 in 10,000 people)
If you have an allergic reaction, stop
taking Ventolin Injection and see a
doctor straight away. Signs of an
allergic reaction include: swelling
of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or
throat which may cause difficulty in
swallowing or breathing, itchy rash,
feeling faint and light headed, and
Talk to your doctor as soon as
possible if:
faster or stronger than usual
(palpitations). This is usually
harmless, and usually stops after
you have used the medicine for a
uneven or it gives an extra beat

How your Injection is given
Ventolin Injection is usually given
to you by a doctor or nurse.
It can be given under the skin
(subcutaneously) or directly into
a vein or muscle (intravenous or
intramuscular route). You will never
be expected to give yourself this
medicine. It will always be given to
you by a person who is qualified to
do so.
The ampoules are equipped with the
OPC (One Point Cut) opening system
and must be opened using the
following instructions:

of the ampoule positioning the
thumb above the coloured point
and press.
Subcutaneous or Intramuscular
per kilogram body weight every
four hours.

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in
100 people)
Injection for the treatment
of premature labour: cough,
wheezing, chest pain or shortness
of breath, which may be signs
of pulmonary oedema (fluid
in the lungs). Tell your doctor
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000

sulfate or any of the other
ingredients of this medicine
(listed in Section 6)

per kilogram body weight.


may be repeated if necessary.

extremities (peripheral dilatation).

problems such as an irregular or
fast heartbeat or angina

Very rare (may affect up to 1 in
10,000 people)

with 10 ml Water for Injections.
administered by slow intravenous
Ventolin Injection is not suitable for
If you receive more Ventolin
Injection than you should
Ventolin Injection will always be
given under carefully controlled
conditions. However, if you think
that you have been given more than
you should tell your doctor or nurse
as soon as possible.
The following effects may happen:

derivatives (such as theophylline)
or steroids to treat asthma
(diuretics), sometimes used to
treat high blood pressure or a
heart condition
to relieve stuffy nose (such as
ephedrine or pseudoephedrine)
or other medicines used to treat

and reach of children.
carton to protect from light.
of mixing with infusion fluids.
expiry date, which is stated on the
ampoule label and carton after
‘EXP’. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
this medicine return any unused
Ventolin Injection to your
pharmacist to be destroyed.
Do not throw away any medicines
via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away medicines you no longer use.
These measures will help to protect
the environment.

(as salbutamol sulfate) in sterile

part of the ampoule

Slow Intravenous injection

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, nurse or
pharmacist before taking your
medicine if:

5 How to store Ventolin

6 Contents of the pack and
If any of these happen to you, talk
other information
to your doctor as soon as possible.
Do not stop using this medicine
What Ventolin Injection contains
unless told to do so.
Tell your doctor if you have any of
the following side effects, which may
also happen with this medicine:
salt (sodium chloride), sodium
hydroxide, sulfuric acid, nitrogen.
Very common (may affect more
than 1 in 10 people)
What Ventolin Injection looks like
and contents of the pack
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10
Ventolin Injection comes in a 1 ml
glass ampoule in plastic trays of five.

Do not use Ventolin Injection:

labour (premature labour) or
threatened abortion
Do not take if the above applies to
you. If you are not sure, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist before taking
Ventolin Injection.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to
your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You
can also report side effects directly
via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.

may cause your breathing to
become faster
These effects usually wear off in a
few hours.


changes in behaviour, such as
restlessness and excitability
The following side effects can
also happen but the frequency of
these are not known:
is given directly into the muscle
and vomiting)
such as angina. Tell your doctor,
nurse or pharmacist if this occurs.
Do not stop using this medicine
unless told to do so

Each carton contains 5 ampoules.
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pain, hyperventilation, shortness
of breath, cold feet and hands,
irregular heartbeat or thirst
If you think this medicine is not
working well enough for you
If your medicine does not seem to be
working as well as usual, talk to your
doctor as soon as possible. Your chest
problem may be getting worse and
you may need a different medicine.
Do not take extra Ventolin Injection
unless your doctor tells you to.




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