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Airomir is a prescription medication used to treat breathing difficulties such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Airomir inhaler contains the active ingredient salbutamol, which belongs to a class of drugs called bronchodilators.
Salbutamol works by relaxing the muscles in the airways of the lungs, which helps to open the airways and allows air to flow more easily in and out of the lungs. This makes it easier to breathe and can help relieve symptoms associated with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and bronchitis.
The effects of salbutamol usually begin within a few minutes after inhalation, and they can last for a few hours.
Use and Dosage
The frequency of use of Airomir inhaler would depend on the individual's condition and the doctor's instructions. According to the medication information available, the usual dose for long-term treatment of asthma is 1 to 2 puffs (or 1 puff in children 4 years and older) 3 or 4 times per day, with the maximum daily dose being 8 puffs. However, always follow the prescription and dosage instructions provided by a healthcare professional.
To use Airomir, follow these general steps:
- Remove the cover and shake the inhaler well.
- Hold the inhaler upright, with your forefinger on top and your thumb under the mouthpiece.
- Breathe out gently away from the inhaler, then put the mouthpiece between your teeth and close your lips tightly around it without biting.
- Start to breathe in slowly and deeply through your mouth and, at the same time, press down firmly on the inhaler to release a puff of the medication.
- Hold your breath for up to 10 seconds, or for as long as you comfortably can.
- Breathe out gently away from the inhaler. Repeat, as necessary.
Read the instructions that come with the medication, as they may differ slightly depending on the type of inhaler (such as the autohaler) and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns about the proper use of Airomir.
Common Side Effects of Airomir (Salbutamol Sulfate):
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dry or irritated throat
- Faster heartbeat (usually temporary)
- Hyperactivity (children)
- Pounding heartbeat
- Tremor (shakiness)
- Unusual taste in mouth
- Viral infections of the nose and throat (fever, sore throat, runny nose)
Serious Side Effects of Airomir (Salbutamol Sulfate):
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Difficulty urinating
- Hallucinations (children)
- Increased blood pressure
- Irregular or pounding heartbeat
- Muscle cramps or pain
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Persistent muscle cramps
- Sensation of spinning
- Severe dizziness
- Sudden worsening breathing problems after using medication
Forms and Strength
Airomir (Salbutamol Sulfate) is available in the following forms and strength:
- Airomir should be used with caution in patients with severe cardiovascular disorders such as arrhythmias, coronary insufficiency, or hypertension.
- Salbutamol Sulfate should be used with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, or seizures.
- It should be used with caution in patients with liver or kidney problems, as the drug may be eliminated more slowly from the body.
- Airomir should not be used to treat acute symptoms of asthma or COPD, as it is not a rescue medication.
- Salbutamol Sulfate may interact with other medications, such as beta-blockers, diuretics, and antidepressants, discuss the potential drug interactions with a healthcare professional before starting the medication.
- Salbutamol Sulfate should be used with caution in patients with hyperthyroidism or any other thyroid condition.
- Airomir should be used with caution in patients with a history of seizures or convulsions.
- It should be used with caution in patients with a history of allergic reactions to salbutamol or any other medication.
- Airomir should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation.
- Salbutamol Sulfate should be used with caution in patients with a history of arrhythmias or other heart problems.
- Airomir should be used with caution in patients with glaucoma or other eye problems.
- It may cause transient hypoxemia (low oxygen levels in the blood), so patients with underlying respiratory diseases should use it with caution and under medical supervision.
- Airomir may cause irritability, restlessness, and insomnia in some people, so it should be used with caution before bedtime.
- Salbutamol Sulfate may affect blood glucose levels, so patients with diabetes should monitor their blood sugar closely. Keep in mind that this is not a complete list, and individuals using Airomir should always consult their healthcare provider for guidance regarding their specific condition and circumstances.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How quickly does Airomir start to work?
Airomir starts to work within several minutes of being inhaled, and its effects can last for several hours.
Can Airomir be used as a rescue inhaler for sudden asthma attacks?
While Airomir is a bronchodilator that can help relieve asthma symptoms, it is not intended to be used as a rescue medication for sudden asthma attacks. Patients should have a separate rescue inhaler available in case of emergencies.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Airomir?
If you miss a dose of Airomir, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time of your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
Can Airomir be used for conditions other than asthma and COPD?
Airomir is primarily used to treat asthma and COPD, but it may also be used for other conditions as determined by a healthcare professional.
Can Airomir be used with other medications?
Discuss the use of Airomir with other medications with a healthcare professional, as it may interact with certain medications such as beta-blockers, diuretics, and tricyclic antidepressants.
It's important to purchase Airomir from verified Canadian pharmacy.