VENTOLIN Inhaler HFA 100MCG is used for relief and prevention of airway obstruction (bronchospasm) in patients with asthma or exercise-induced asthma. This medication is also used for treating patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis when their symptoms are related to reversible airway obstruction. Patients will notice the effects of the inhaled form of VENTOLIN within 15 minutes and it can last up to 6 hours.
Remember to use this medication only as directed by your health care professional. Follow all patient instructions on how to use VENTOLIN Inhaler. Do not use more or less of it than what your doctor ordered. Do not stop using VENTOLIN without consulting your doctor as it may increase the chance for developing breathing problems.
The dose of VENTOLIN will be different for each patient, depending on your condition and medical history. The average dose is usually taken by mouth, 3-4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. To help patients remember to take their medication, it is recommended to take it at the same times daily.
This medication does not work immediately and should not be used for sudden attacks of breathing trouble. Your doctor may prescribe a quick-relief inhaler for sudden shortness of breath/asthma attacks while you are taking this medication.
Patients should clean their inhalers at least once a week by removing the metal canister, running water through the plastic actuator for 30 seconds, shaking the actuator to remove excess water, and allowing it to dry. For more information on how to use VENTOLIN Inhaler, ask your doctor.