the package insert of the medicine Saltamol.
a Bronchodilator, indicated in the relief and control of bronchospasm associated with asthma attacks, bronchitis, emphysema, and exercise.
When should I not use?
in Spite of salbutamol is to be used in the control of premature birth, Saltamol should not be administered in cases of risk of miscarriage during the first and second trimester of pregnancy. History of hypersensitivity to the components of the formula.
How to use?
Adults: relief of asthma attacks or bronchospasm acute of other etiology: 1 or 2 inhalations per application, repeated, if necessary, at intervals of 4 hours. Prevention of crises or maintenance treatment: 2 inhalations 3 or 4 times a day. Prevention of bronchospasm produced by the physical exercise: 2 inhalations before exercise. Children: relief of asthma attacks or bronchospasm acute of other etiology: 1 inhalation, repeated, if necessary, a minimum interval of 4 hours. Prevention of crises or maintenance therapy: 1 inhalation 3 to 4 times a day. Prevention of bronchospasm produced by the physical exercise: 2 inhalations before exercise. – Overdose: in cases of overdose can occur hypokalemia. The recommended treatment is the following: the antidote of choice is an agent, a beta-blocker cardiosseletivo, however medications beta-blockers should be used with caution in patients with a history of bronchospasm. Monitor serum levels of potassium. Elderly patients: you must follow the general guidelines described in the package insert. However, treatment should be started with one inhalation a day and it should only be increased at the physician’s discretion.
What are the evils that can cause me?
Rare cases of urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm, and edema of the oropharynx have been reported after the use of salbutamol. In the case of bronchospasm paradoxical, the use should be stopped immediately, and established an alternative therapy. Were also reported angina, vomiting, dizziness, stimulation of the CNS, unusual taste, dryness and irritation of the oropharynx, palpitations, tachycardia, increased blood pressure, as well as headache and tremors of low intensity which disappear with discontinuation of treatment. Can occur hyperactivity in children and hypokalaemia potentially serious in some patients.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Saltamol should be used with caution in patients with thyrotoxicosis. It is not recommended administration of this product in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy or during lactation. The effect of bronchodilator Saltamol lasts for 4 hours, except in more advanced processes, in which case the patient should be warned not to increase the doses and not to associate with other medication without the advice of a physician. Drug interactions: Saltamol should not be used concomitantly with beta-blockers such as propranolol.