Salamol Easi-Breathe

Order Salbutamol inhaler online without having to see your doctor face to face. Dr Felix offers Salamol Easi-Breathe inhaler and Ventolin (blue inhalers) or a range of preventer inhalers (brown inhalers).

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Dr Felix encourages regular check ups of your asthma with your local doctor or nurse.

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Salamol Easi-Breathe100mcg1 inhaler10.79
Salamol Easi-Breathe100mcg1 inhaler15.05
Salamol Easi-Breathe100mcg2 inhalers17.99
Salamol Easi-Breathe100mcg2 inhalers26.75
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What is Salamol Easi-Breathe?

Salamol is a type of inhaler used to relieve asthma attacks or symptoms like wheezing, chest tightness, breathlessness and coughing. The medicine acts quickly when your asthma is triggered, opening up the airways to allow you to breathe easier.

Do I need to use my Salamol inhaler regularly?

Salamol should only be used when asthma symptoms flare up, or to treat an asthma attack. You should keep this inhaler with you in case an asthma attack should occur. If you find you are using Salamol more than twice a week then tell your doctor who will prescribe you with an additional preventer inhaler.

Ingredients

Active ingredients

Salbutamol is the active ingredient in Salamol.

Inactive ingredients

The other ingredients contained in Salamol are ethanol anhydrous and the propellant norflurane.  

Dosage

How to take Salamol

Always follow your doctor’s advice on how to take Salamol. When you're using it for the first time, or if it's been 5 days or more since you last used it, shake the inhaler and release a puff into the air twice. When you're ready, shake the canister and breathe out before sealing your lips around the mouthpiece. Breathe in as slowly and deeply as you can. Hold your breath for up to ten seconds before exhaling. If you need to take another puff, wait for 30 seconds before repeating.

Salamol dosage

The usual dose of Salamol is 1-2 puffs at a time. The maximum dose is 8 puffs within a period of 24 hours.

Side Effects

Salamol side effects

Common side effects include: 

  • Feeling shaky
  • Temporarily faster heartbeat 
  • Muscle cramps
  • Headaches 

Rare side effects may include: 

  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Abnormal heart beat
  • Severe Dizziness 
  • Fainting 
  • Chest pain
  • Severe headache 

If you experience any of these side effects then seek medical attention. 

Contraindications

Salamol may not be suitable if:

  • You have previously had an allergic reaction to Salamol
  • You have Galactose intolerance 
  • You have glucose-galactase malabsorption

Drug interactions

Certain types of medication can interfere with the way Salamol works. These include:

  • Beta blockers 
  • Medication to treat heart disease
  • Certain types of antidepressants 
  • Diuretics 
  • Metronidazole 
  • Disulfiram 

How to cope with Salamol side effects

Make sure you are taking the correct dose as your doctor has prescribed. Side effects usually wear off after your body gets used to the medicine. If they don't, then see your doctor for advice. 

Salamol and pregnancy

Salamol is safe to use during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, it is important that you keep your asthma under control to maintain your own health as well as the baby's. 

Will Salamol affect my contraception?

Salamol does not have an affect on your contraception.

Treatment Options

Salamol vs Ventolin

Salamol and Ventolin both contain the same medicine, salbutamol. Ventolin comes as a metered dose inhaler which releases medicine as a spray or fine mist. The Salamol Easi-Breathe inhaler is designed to be easier to use as you don't have to press down on the canister at the same time as you breathe in. 

Salamol vs other inhalers

Salamol is a type of reliever inhaler which is used to ease symptoms as they occur and to treat asthma attacks. The Salamol Easi-Breathe inhaler is designed to be easier to use. Some people, especially children, have a hard time using a metered dose inhaler correctly as it requires you to press down on the canister at the same time you breathe in. Salamol activates as you begin to breathe in. 

Q&A

Will Salamol prevent an asthma attack?

Salamol should only be used when you experience breathlessness, wheezing, coughing or a tight feeling in your chest. If these symptoms are not treated then it could lead to an asthma attack. Salamol cannot be used as a preventative measure, it is a rescue remedy. There other other types of inhalers which are used daily in order to manage symptoms and prevent attacks. These are prescribed to patients who need to use their reliever inhalers three times a week or more.

What does Salamol taste like?

Salamol may leave a slightly sweet aftertaste in the mouth. This will happen if you do not inhale correctly, the medicine lingering in the back of the throat rather than going straight into the lungs. It can take practice to get the technique right. If you are struggling, then ask advice from a nurse, doctor or pharmacist. 

Should I keep a Salamol diary?

Keeping an asthma diary is highly recommended. It's an effective way to monitor your condition; tracking where and when your symptoms occur and how often you use your inhaler. This can help to identify what your triggers are, allowing you to manage your asthma and to determine whether or not your Salamol inhaler is providing you with adequate treatment. If you find that you are using it more than twice a week, tell your doctor as you may need an additional preventer inhaler.

Can I smoke if I use Salamol?

It's not recommended to smoke if you have asthma or while you are using Salamol to treat it. Asthma causes the lungs to become inflamed and the airways to tighten. Smoking exacerbates this and is a major trigger for the onset of asthma symptoms or an attack. 

Is long term use of Salamol safe?

Salamol is safe to use long term. It should only be used when you need it but it's a good idea to keep it with you at all times in case of an asthma attack. 

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