Ventolin contraindications are insignificant. In general, they include:
- premature delivery management;
- inevitable abortion;
- Ventolin inhaler hypersensitivity;
- pregnancy and breastfeeding.
In pregnancy, Ventolin is prescribed only in cases when expected benefit of therapy to mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
During post-marketing surveillance, rare cases of various congenital malformations in children were revealed, including “cleft palate” formation and limb malformations, while taking Ventolin (Salbutamol) during pregnancy. In some of these cases, the mother takes multiple concomitant medications during pregnancy. In absence of permanent nature of defects and background incidence of congenital anomalies, ranging from 2 to 3%, causal relationship to Ventolin intake has not been established.
Ventolin is likely to penetrate into breast milk and therefore it is not recommended for nursing mothers unless expected benefit to the patient outweighs the most potential risk to the child. There is no data proving that if salbutamol is present in breast milk, it produces a harmful effect on a newborn.
Asthma treatment should be gradual, controlling patient’s clinical response to treatment and lung function. Bronchodilators including Ventolin online should not be the sole or main component of bronchial asthma treatment or asthma of severe unstable disease’s course.
Increasing demand for bronchodilators use with a short-term action, in particular, agonists beta 2-adrenergic receptors, for asthma symptoms control, indicates asthma exacerbation.
In such cases, you should review patient’s treatment plan. Sudden and progressive asthma deterioration may pose a potential threat to patient’s life, so in such cases, it should be considered the advisability of appointing or increasing corticosteroids doses. In high-risk patients recommended daily monitoring of peak expiratory flow rate.
Therapy by means of beta 2-adrenoceptor agonists, particularly when administered parenterally or by nebulizer can result in hypokalemia.
It is advised to exercise special care when treating severe asthma attacks, since in these cases, hypokalemia may be enhanced by simultaneous use of:
- xanthine derivatives;
In such situations, My Canadian Pharmacy recommends monitoring potassium level in blood serum.
In absence of previous dose effect of inhaled salbutamol for at least 3 hours, the patient should seek medical attention for the need to take any additional measures. Medical workers should instruct patients on the correct use of this inhaler.