SALBUTAMOL SULFATE - Uses Warning Side Effects Precautions Overdose and Brands - Watsons Health
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Salbutamol sulfate is a drug that is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It belongs to a class of drugs known as beta-agonists. It relieves difficulty of breathing by opening up the airways through activation of the enzyme adenyl cyclase that stimulates the production of cyclic adenosine-3′, 5′-monophosphate (cAMP), which, in turn, can bring about smooth muscle relaxation in the lungs. It is available as a tablet, a syrup, or a nebule for inhalation.

Salbutamol sulfate is used in the treatment of the following:

  • Bronchospasm associated with bronchial asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis

Do not give Salbutamol sulfate in people with the following conditions:

Salbutamol sulfate may have the following side effects:


Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Heart disease
  • Myocardial insufficiency
  • Arrhythmias
  • Susceptibility to QT interval prolongation
  • Occlusive vascular disorders
  • Hypokalemia



Salbutamol sulfate may interact with the following medicines:

  • Potassiumdepleting drugs such as corticosteroids, diuretics, xanthines, digoxin
  • Halogenated anaesthesia
  • Corticosteroids
  • Anti-diabeticdrugs
  • Guanethidine
  • Reserpine
  • Methyldopa
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • Beta-blockers
  • Sympathomimetic drugs

Symptoms of overdose include the following:

  • Tachycardia
  • Central nervous systemstimulation
  • Tremor
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


Available Brands:

  • Actimed, Activent, Aero-Vent, Asfrenon, Asmacaire, Asmalin, Derihaler, Efamed, Hivent, Prometasol, Rhinol, RiteMED, Soluvent, SureChoice, Ventar , Ventolax, Ventolin

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