Salamol Easi-Breathe

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Salamol is a type of reliever inhaler that quickly eases the symptoms of acute asthma attacks like wheezing, chest tightness, breathlessness and coughing.

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Salamol Easi-Breathe100mcg1 inhaler£15.05In Stock
Salamol Easi-Breathe100mcg2 inhalers£26.75In Stock
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Dr Samantha Miller

Reviewed by Dr Samantha Miller MB ChB
(2017, University of Glasgow)
GMC number: 7561464

Information last reviewed 31/07/2021

About

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 may prescribe you an additional preventer inhaler to take every day.

Ingredients

Active ingredients

Salbutamol is the active ingredient in Salamol, 100 micrograms is delivered each dose.

Inactive ingredients

The other ingredients contained in Salamol are ethanol anhydrous and the propellant norflurane (HFA-134a).

Which ingredients can cause an allergic reaction?

It is possible to have a severe allergic reaction to this medication. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction to look out for include swelling of the face and lips, dizziness, falls, trouble breathing and a rash. If you experience any of these symptoms shortly after using the inhaler make sure to seek emergency medical attention immediately.

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 five days or more since you last used it, twist open the top of the inhaler to reveal the metal canister within, open the mouthpiece and press down on the canister to release a puff into the air twice. This ensures your device is ready to use. When you're ready, replace the top, shake the inhaler 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, or as long as is comfortable, 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 and you should wait 4 hours between doses.

Side Effects

Salamol side effects

Common side effects (occur in up to 1 in 10 people) include: 

  • Feeling shaky
  • Feeling tense
  • Dizziness

Uncommon side effects (occur in up to 1 in 100 people) include: 

  • Muscle pain

Rare side effects (occur in up to 1 in 1,000 people) may include: 

  • Increased lactate in the blood (may cause nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, fast breathing, cold or blue hands or feet)
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Hallucinations
  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Increased blood flow to your extremities
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle cramps 
  • Reduced potassium in the blood 

Very rare side effects (occur in up to 1 in 10,000 people) may include: 

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Itching of the skin
  • Trembling

Other side effects (frequency cannot be estimated) include chest pain, collapse or fainting, and hyperactivity.

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, salbutamol or any similar drug

Drug interactions

Certain types of medication can interact with Salamol. These include:

  • Beta-blockers such as propranolol and bisoprolol
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, such as selegiline (used to treat depression and Parkinson’s disease)
  • Certain types of antidepressants such as amitriptyline and nortriptyline
  • Digoxin
  • Diuretics 
  • Metronidazole (an antibiotic)
  • Disulfiram (used to treat alcohol abuse)
  • Steroids
  • Laxatives

Speak to your doctor if you are taking any of these medications.

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 your baby's.

Will Salamol affect my contraception?

Salamol does not have an effect on your contraception.

Treatment Options

Salamol vs. Ventolin

Salamol and Ventolin both contain the same medicine, salbutamol. Ventolin comes as a metered-dose inhaler that 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, it is automatically released as you breathe.

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 are other types of inhalers containing steroids that 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. If you use your reliever haler more than twice a week you should speak to your doctor about how you can better control your asthma.

What does Salamol taste like?

Salamol may leave a slightly sweet aftertaste in the mouth. This will happen particularly if you do not inhale correctly, as the medicine lingers 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, ask your doctor, asthma nurse or pharmacist for advice.

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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