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Salamol is a type of medication used to treat the symptoms of COPD, chest tightness, and asthma. It can improve the quality of your breathing in cases where your lungs aren't functioning properly. Salamol is delivered in the form of an inhaler.
What is Salamol?
Salamol inhalers are a safe and effective way to treat breathing problems. This inhaler contains the active ingredient salbutamol, which is a medication intended to relax the airways and make it easier for you to breathe. The active substance can be inhaled through a nebulizer or atomizer, which is how it is dispersed throughout the lungs. With Salamol, it's possible to eliminate cramps in the respiratory tract, which reduces symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing and discomfort. Salamol inhalers are often referred as a reliever inhaler, because they allow for quick relief from common breathing problems when you need it most. In many cases, you will also be given another form of treatment with Salamol, so that you can prevent and reduce your risk of common symptoms. If you need to use your Salamol inhaler regularly, then this could be a sign that your breathing problem is getting worse.
When is Salamol used?
Salamol is commonly used for treating lung-based problems that may lead to wheezing, shortness of breath and problems with chest tightness. Salamol may be prescribed for people with COPD and asthma. It works by helping the muscles in your airways to relax, which ensures that you have enough space in your lungs to allow for easier breathing.
This substance includes the active ingredient Salbutamol, which is delivered in inhaler format. The inhaler is usually blue. Although it's possible to receive this medication in tablet or syrup form, it has the best impact when it is inhaled. In some cases, Salamol may be given in a nebulizer, which is a machine that is intended specifically for people with severe breathing disorders. Salamol may be ideal for those with COPD diseases caused by damage to the lung tissue. It can also be used for asthma, or to help breathing during panic and anxiety attacks.
How do you use Salamol?
Salamol is not a form of everyday inhaler. Instead, this is a relief medication that is intended for quick support when you are having a difficult time with your breathing. You should only use Salamol when you need it, which may be when you begin to notice symptoms like tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing or coughing. You may also want to use this inhaler when you are about to take part in an activity that may cause shortness of breath, such as exercise. Salamol can have an impact on your breathing within a couple of minutes. Usually, it comes in an Easi-Breathe inhaler, which is already filled for you, so you don't need to fill any capsules. The atomizer within the inhaler can automatically release the right dose of the powder when you press down the button. Make sure that you spray the inhaler away from you first if you haven't used it before to ensure that you get the right dose first time.
Place the mouthpiece of the inhaler between your lips, and inhale deeply when pressing the plunger. You can read the instructions provided in the packaging if you're concerned about using an inhaler, or you have never used one before. You may need to hold your breath for a couple of seconds after you take your dose to make sure that the medication gets into your lungs before you begin breathing normally. Some people will need to take multiple doses. To get the best results from your inhaler, exhale completely, clearing your lungs before you inhale the medication. Make sure that you keep your inhaler and mouthpiece clean in between uses.
What dosages are available?
Your doctor will prescribe a specific dosage of Salamol based on your condition and what he or she knows about your medical history. It is important to follow the instructions given by your doctor carefully, even if they don't match the instructions provided within the patient leaflet that comes with your medication. If you have any concerns, speak to a doctor or pharmacist. The normal dosage for adults and children using this inhaler is to take one or two puffs when needed. You should notice results from taking your inhaler within a couple of minutes. You can use this inhaler up to a maximum of 4 times in 24 hours. This could mean that you get 8 puffs in total over a 24 hour period. If you need to use your inhaler more than this in a 24 hour period, it's a good idea to speak to your doctor.
Over-reliance on Salamol could be a sign that your inhaler isn't working or that your breathing problem is getting worse. You may need to get a different kind of treatment. Taking too much Salamol will increase your chances of side effects like headaches, and increased heart rate.
What are the side effects of Salamol?
When used correctly, Salamol will be a safe and effective treatment for most people. However, it is possible for any medication to come with side effects. For instance, when you take Salamol you may feel slightly shaky or notice that your heart is beating a little faster than usual. There's also a chance that you could get muscle cramps or headaches.
Common side effects associated with Salamol generally aren't dangerous and should go away naturally on their own. You may notice these side effects less the more you take Salamol and your body gets used to the new substance.
In rare cases, it's possible to experience more serious side effects when taking Salamol. You should tell your doctor immediately if you notice any symptoms that make you feel worried about your life or concerned for your safety. If you notice muscle pain or weakness in your muscles, then this could be a sign that your potassium levels are dangerously low. There's also a risk that you could get dizzy and pass out when using Salamol. Chest pain is a possible side effect for Salamol, which may be accompanied by a heartbeat that doesn't feel normal.
Tell your doctor if you experience a very bad headache or migraine when taking Salamol. Also, remember that it's possible to have an allergic reaction to Salamol. Watch out for swelling in the lips, tongue and throat, as well as rashes, trouble breathing, and dizziness.
When shouldn't you use Salamol?
Salamol is a medication that is usually tolerated well by both adults and children of all ages. However, there are people that will not be suitable to take this medication. It is important to tell your doctor if you know that you're sensitive to Salbutamol, or any of the other active ingredients used within this drug. It may not be appropriate to take this medication when you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Speak to your doctor about the possible risks before you begin using the substance. It is also not suitable to use this medication if you have an inherited disorder of galactose intolerance. Many of the products designed with salbutamol as their active ingredient include some kind of lactose. If you have a lactose intolerance, the small amount of this substance in Salamol generally won't cause problems unless you have a rare and inherited condition.
Does Salamol interact with any other medications?
Salamol, like most medications can interact with other drugs. It's important to tell your pharmacist or doctor what medications you're already taking. This includes making your doctor aware of any drugs that you might be taking that are recreational, herbal or supplemental. Do not begin taking any new medications with Salamol before you have checked with your doctor to find out whether the combination is safe. Salamol does not react well when taken with propranolol, atenolol, or other common beta-blockers. This is because beta-blockers will usually have an opposing action to this substance and cause the airways to narrow again. When you take the two substances together, you might notice that your breathing problems start again.
It is possible for Salamol to slightly decrease the amount of potassium you have in your blood. If you are using it with medications that may also reduce your potassium levels, then you could be at risk of your potassium levels falling much too low. If you are taking several medications that reduce potassium, tell your doctor. You may be asked to take potassium supplements at the same time as Salamol.
Where can you buy Salamol?
Salamol should be available to purchase from most registered pharmacies both online and offline. You can arrange with us to have an inhaler available for you to pick up at a registered EU pharmacy if you already have a prescription for this medication. Alternatively, we can arrange a consultation for you with an authentic registered doctor too.
Can you get Salamol without a prescription?
Like many substances prescribed for breathing conditions like asthma and COPD, Salamol is not available without a prescription. You will need to speak to a medical professional about your history and conditions to ensure that this treatment is appropriate for you. If it isn't the right treatment, your doctor will usually suggest something else.
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