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Asthalin Respules - salbutamol - 2.5ml - 100 Respules Asthalin Respules salbutamol Brand India 2.5ml 100 Respules DR $29.99 Add

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Asthalin Respules (salbutamol, also known as albuterol or salbuterol) are a bronchodilator, used to alleviate asthma, COPD, or other respiratory impairment caused by bronchospasm.

This particular product contains salbutamol in a fluid for use in a nebulizer. It is a rescue treatment, meaning it will abort an attack in progress. It does not need to be refrigerated and should be stored at room temperature.

Using Asthalin Respules

Asthalin Respules contains fluid packaged in individual plastic ampoules, typically four sets of five ampoules in each package, though this can vary quite a bit. The contents of each ampoule represents one dose. Many patients don't need a full dose, however, controlling their breathing with just a few breaths of salbutamol.

Dosage of Asthalin Respules can also vary. If the strength needed isn't on this page, try albuterol nebules or Ventolin nebules. The majority of patients find 2.5 mL to 4 mL to be sufficient, though some might need much less or much more. As a general rule patients should not exceed 20 mL Asthalin Respules in one day, though up to 40 mL may be given in a hospital setting.

Using Asthalin Respules is easy, assuming one has a nebulizer. Official guidelines are:

  • Separate an ampoule and open it by twisting off the cap.
  • Empty the ampoule into the nebulizer cup.
  • Turn on the nebulizer and breathe slowly and deeply until the medication is gone.
  • Repeat as needed every few hours, up to 20 mL per day.

In practice many patients need only a small portion of an Asthalin Respule to control breathing; a single ampoule may last several days. Really it depends on how severe breathing impairment is, and it may change frequently:

  • Empty a portion of an ampoule into the nebulizer cup.
  • Turn on the nebulizer and breathe slowly and deeply several times.
  • Repeat as needed.

Depending on the nebulizer, excess fluid may be left in the cup or it may need to be emptied out. To empty it, simply squeeze the empty ampoule, insert the tip in the fluid, and let go---the fluid should be sucked back into the ampoule. It can be stored in the nebulizer or opened ampoule for a couple of days.

Side effects are typically very mild and not dangerous in otherwise healthy patients; patients may be a bit jittery, particularly the first few times Asthalin Respules are used.

Nebulizers versus Inhalers

Salbutamol is available in a range of formulations, including inhalers, tablets, oral solution, and of course nebulizer fluid, in addition to the injections administered in hospital settings for very severe cases. Since inhalers are the most widely used, followed by nebulizer fluid, we'll compare the two.

Inhalers are undoubtedly convenient; they fit in a pocket, can be carried anywhere without regard for a power source, and can be used discreetly. However, particularly since the CFC propellant was banned and replaced with HFA, many patients find them not particularly effective to downright harmful, though of course many patients use them without issue.

Those who aren't particularly impressed with inhalers usually find nebulizers work much better. The downside is a nebulizer is required; these can range from under 100 USD for battery-powered, handheld versions to over 1000 USD for large machines that require an electrical outlet. Larger, more costly nebulizers last many years, while smaller, handheld versions will need to be replaced every year or so. At any size they're not particularly discreet.

Many patients combine the two; carrying an inhaler when out and about while using a nebulizer when at home. Which method works best is for an individual to decide, according to how well inhalers work, expenses involved, access to equipment and medication, and so forth.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need help deciding on a bronchodilator best for your particular situation. We're happy to help!

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