What is Airomir?
Airomir inhalers are called bronchodilators. They are used to open the airways and prevent attacks in people with breathing problems such as asthma and chronic respiratory disorders such as COPD, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Airomir inhalers contain the active ingredient salbutamol, which causes the muscles in the airways to relax. This allows the airways to open and makes breathing easier.
How to use Airomir
Always shake your inhaler before use. If you are using your Airomir inhaler for the first time, or if you haven’t used your Turbuhaler inhaler for two weeks or more, release four sprays into the air away from face. For specific information on how to use Airomir inhalers, see the package leaflet. Before you use the inhaler, breathe out as far possible. Immediately place the inhaler or Turbuhaler inhaler in your mouth and start to breathe in slowly and deeply through the mouthpiece until your lungs are full. Hold your breath for 10 seconds before breathing out slowly. Airomir allows the muscles in the airways to relax and dilate during an asthma attack. By opening the airways, Airomir makes it easier to breathe.
For prevention of exercise-induced asthma attacks: two inhalations before the exertion. The recommended use in adults for prevention of acute asthma attacks is one to two inhalations at a time. Do not exceed eight inhalations a day. Children should use one inhalation at a time, and no more than four inhalations a day.
The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with Airomir:
- Shaking of the hands or legs (tremor);
- Heart palpitations;
- Hyperactivity in children.
If the effect of Airomir lasts for less than three hours, you may need to adjust the dose. Do not do this without consulting a doctor first.
Ask a doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.