User Reviews for Ventolin
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|COPD, Acute||1 reviews||24 medications|
|Asthma, acute||7 reviews||162 medications|
|COPD, Maintenance||1 reviews||46 medications|
|Asthma, Maintenance||4 reviews||119 medications|
|Bronchospasm Prophylaxis||2 reviews||14 medications|
|Summary of Ventolin reviews||15 reviews||6.9|
Reviews for Ventolin
For Asthma, Maintenance "After taking this for the first time (prescribed by my doctor due to coughing and wheezing from the flu) I can't even begin to tell you how amazing I felt. I have always felt a little tight / heavy in the chest. I always got out of breath quicker than other people around me. When I took this - I felt like years of bricks were lifted off my chest. I had once thought that the heaviness in my chest was my heart - but now I know all along it was my lungs and that I probably had undiagnosed allergies I'd been living with and ignoring. What a relief ! It began working within 5 minutes."
My chest felt light as air (taken for less than 1 month) March 30, 2017
3 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma, acute "I took 3 puff I woke up puking my brains out went to er I was wicked dehydrated had get 3 bags if fluids.has any one ulse experience this!!!!!?????"
Blue green November 30, 2016
2 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma, acute "I was admitted to hospital for an asthma attack. Had never taken any kind of breathing medication before, even though I'd had trouble with breathing (shortness of breath, tight chest, can't take deep breaths) for a while. I was given Ventolin. I didn't respond to the first few puffs through the inhaler and chamber spacer, so they gave me burst therapy, which involved taking 4-5 puffs every 20 minutes for 2 hours. After the first 40 minutes, I was shaking like crazy, couldn't sit still. This shaking persisted until I went to sleep that night. The ventolin inhaler they gave me DOESN'T help - only a very large dose of ventolin seems to ease the symptoms. Overall, good in high doses for severe asthma but comes with side effects."
diceable (taken for less than 1 month) September 29, 2016
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma, acute "Ventolin works perfectly, effective after 10sec."
human13 September 12, 2016
4 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma, Maintenance "Helps control allergy related inflammation of my throat and related airway. Ventolin pump seems to work better than others in delivering medication deep into throat area."
Clt resident May 17, 2016
5 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma, acute "Asthma for 40 years. Ventolin/Salbutamol works quickly and well to relieve an attack. Severe attacks respond to much higher doses in a nebulizer. It does come with erratic heart rates however, so should not be over used and should be accompanied by a corticosteroid inhaler like Becotide. (It is ridiculous that both Ventolin and Becotide had to be rejiggered to not use CFC gases for propulsion. Neither has been as good since)."
5MileRunner (taken for 10 years or more) January 4, 2015
13 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma, Maintenance "I have been using ventolin going on for about five years now and I have had no complaints. It works within about fifteen minutes and really helps me breath better. Though when it does get to the end of the canister it doesn't seem to be as effective."
anonymous704 (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 24, 2013
20 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma, acute "I can't believe I suffered so long before I went to the doctor and he prescribed Ventolin to me. It has made my breathing so much easier. The only negatives at all is sometimes I'm dizzy for a while after using it, but that's to be expected."
Ozzthegreat March 15, 2013
25 users found this comment helpful.
For COPD, Acute "I was prescribed for acute COPD. Since I've been using the inhaler I have had less flare-ups. I am able to breathe a lot better."
gr8kate (taken for less than 1 month) January 30, 2013
36 users found this comment helpful.
For COPD, Maintenance "It works."
mariotejas February 2, 2011
26 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma, Maintenance "I use it, have for a real long time. I am on maintenance, I don't need one daily, have in the past and know that I may again. Well either maintenance or regular it has always been a big part of my life and it works very well. Where would I be without it?"
Annie's Momma December 9, 2010
24 users found this comment helpful.
For Bronchospasm Prophylaxis "I got really tachycardic after using this medicaton."
Anonymous January 21, 2010
21 users found this comment helpful.
For Bronchospasm Prophylaxis "First time I experienced a heart arrhythmia was following its use and stopped taking using medicine."
Anonymous July 18, 2009
30 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma, acute "This did not help, the restricted my lungs from expanding. "
Anonymous July 15, 2009
11 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma, acute "It works excellently. It's improved my son's hope for his asthma to get better."
Anonymous June 8, 2009
20 users found this comment helpful.
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