Ventolin Tablets Description
Ventolin Tablets contain Albuterol, a short-acting beta agonist medication that you take several times a day to treating asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms which include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. These are all chronic lung disorders that cause inflammation, swelling, and narrowing of your bronchial tubes that make breathing difficult. Having asthma or COPD can cost you time from work, school, social events, and family gatherings unless you are diagnosed and treated. There is no cure for asthma or COPD, but Ventolin Tablets can help relieve your symptoms and allow you to continue enjoying life.
If an asthma attack is triggered, one of the first responses in your body is the muscles surrounding your airways contract or become narrow. This action causes you to find it hard to take a breath. For those with COPD, the chronic inflammation only adds to your breathing restriction. When taken as directed, Ventolin Tablets, or generic Albuterol interacts with the beta-2 receptors on the surface of your muscle cells and causes them to relax. This opens up your airways and your breathing is restored.
Conditions Treated by Ventolin Tablets
Asthma is a chronic and inflammatory respiratory condition that is often diagnosed in childhood, and the majority of those with asthma also have allergies that can trigger an attack. Triggers for asthma include dust, pollen, exercising, pollution, and smoke. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema both have one major cause-smoking! Chronic bronchitis involves inflammation and eventual scarring of the bronchial tubes. A heavy mucus build-up will also exacerbate this condition and cause you to cough up phlegm. You may develop bacterial infections because it is the perfect breeding place.
Emphysema begins gradually from years of smoking and it destroys the air sacs in your lungs where oxygen is exchanged for carbon dioxide in your blood. The fragile walls of the air sacs (alveoli) become damaged permanently so your lungs are not able to transfer as much oxygen to your bloodstream. You wheeze, cough, and struggle for breath unless you stop smoking before too much damage is done.
Before You Take Ventolin Tablets
Ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Ventolin Tablets while you are pregnant, if you become pregnant, or when you are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have and list OTC and Rx drugs you are taking, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so your doctor can determine if Ventolin Tablets are safe for you.
Warnings for Ventolin Tablets
If you feel Ventolin Tablets are not working as well as expected, you may need a higher dosage or an added medication. Until you know how your body will react to Ventolin Tablets, avoid performing any tasks that increase the risk of injury to yourself or others, such as driving a vehicle.
Possible Side Effects of Ventolin Tablets
Nausea or stomach pain