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Asthma reliever inhaler - Ventolin (salbutamol)
Buy your asthma inhalers online for allergy or lung problems with ease. Click here for top tips on correct inhaler technique from Asthma UK.
If you need a ventolin asthma inhaler but find it hard to see your doctor, use our online doctor service to buy asthma inhalers online without seeing a doctor face to face.
All medicine orders received before 3pm are dispensed and dispatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery and guaranteed to reach you the next working day. We offer FREE next day delivery.
Between 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, our doctors aim to assess your consultation and send your prescription to our partner pharmacy within 35 minutes. We keep you updated by text message and email - no repeated checking of your patient medical record.
|Step 1:||Register online and complete the free online medical questionnaire consultation. A doctor will review your questionnaire and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. You do not pay for your doctor consultation.|
|Step 2:||If you are approved to buy asthma inhalers online you will be sent a text message asking you to log back into your secure patient record. You can pay for your asthma inhaler using a debit or credit card.|
|Step 3:||Buy your asthma inhalers online before 4pm Monday to Friday and our partner UK Pharmacy will aim to dispense and despatch your medicine in that day's post using Royal Mail Special Delivery for delivery before 1pm the next working day. Your medicine can be delivered to your work or home address, someone needs to sign for the delivery but it does not have to be you.|
Reliever inhalersReliever inhalers (quick relief inhalers) are taken to relieve asthma symptoms quickly. The inhaler usually contains a medicine called a short-acting beta2-agonist. A quick reliever inhaler is normally used when you feel the symptoms of asthma coming on. It works by relaxing the muscles surrounding the narrowed airways. This allows the airways to open wider, making it easier to breathe again.
Examples of reliever medicines include salbutamol and terbutaline. They are generally safe medicines with few side effects, unless they are over used.
Preventer inhalersPreventer inhalers work over time to reduce the amount of inflammation and 'twitchiness' in the airways to prevent asthma attacks occurring. Preventer inhalers are designed to be part of a daily management system for the the symptoms of asthma. You should use your preventer inhlaer as instructed by your doctor in order to limit the risk of an asthma attack coming on. The daily dosing regime should be followed even if you feel fine. You may still occasionally need the reliever inhaler (usually blue) to relieve symptoms.
The preventer inhaler usually contains a medicine called an inhaled corticosteroid. The preventer inhaler is intended to help desensitise your airways to the triggers which cause inflammation and swelling.
Examples of preventer medicines include beclometasone, budesonide, fluticasone and mometasone. Preventer inhalers are often brown, red or orange. The most common are:
- Beclometasone - Asmabec, Beclazone, Becodisks, Clenil Modulite, Pulvinal Beclometasone and Qvar
- Budesonide - Easyhaler Budesonide, Novolizer Budesonide and Pulmicort
- Ciclesonide - Alvesco
- Fluticasone - Flixotide
- Mometasone - Asmanex Twisthaler
|Medicine||Two Ventolin Evohalers, the most popular branded version of salbutamol.|
|How quickly it works||Should start working straight away.|
|How to take it||Take one to two puffs at a time as required.|
|Side-effects||Side-effects from using Ventolin Evohalers are uncommon. In rare cases they can include shakiness, nervous tension, headache, fast or fluttering heartbeat, disturbed sleep, or muscle cramps.|
|Alternative medicines||There are alternative asthma inhalers available such as preventer inhalers containing steroids. However, among asthma treatments salbutamol is the only medication that can relieve symptoms of asthma within seconds.|
|Delivery time||All medicines are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery for delivery before 1pm the next working day.|
|Looking after your medicine||This treatment is for YOU only. Do not give it to others. It may not suit them.
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date stamped on the pack.
Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
|Data privacy||We will not share your information without your consent. We will not contact your GP without your consent.|
|Prices||At Anytime Doctor, we aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation and receive a diagnosis by a licensed doctor before you are offered treatment options. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your registration and medical consultation is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.
All of our prices are fully inclusive. When buying asthma inhalers online our price includes the cost of the consultation, the issuing of a private prescription, dispensing of the medicine itself, free next day delivery and doctor after-care. There are no hidden extras.
|Patient information leaflet (PIL)||View Ventolin Evohaler Patient Information Leaflet - (1.25MB)|
Asthma is a long-term condition which means you can't always breathe normally. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. Asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time. 1 in every 12 UK adults are currently receiving treatment for asthma, mainly through the use of asthma inhalers.
When you come into contact with something that irritates your lungs, known as a trigger, asthma causes the tubes inside your lungs to narrow, preventing air from moving in and out of your lungs as it should do. Narrowing air passages cause sufferers to wheeze and cough as they gasp for breath.
A trigger is anything that irritates the airways and brings on the symptoms of asthma. These differ from person to person and people with asthma may have several triggers.
Common triggers include house dust mites, animal fur, pollen, tobacco smoke, exercise, cold air and chest infections.
The symptoms of asthma include:
- feeling breathless (you may gasp for breath)
- a tight chest, like a band tightening around it
- wheezing, which makes a whistling sound when you breathe
- coughing, particularly at night and early morning
- attacks triggered by exercise, exposure to allergens and other triggers
You may have one or more of these symptoms. Symptoms that are worse during the night or with exercise can mean that asthma is getting worse.
There is no single cause of asthma, but certain factors may increase the likelihood of developing it. These include genetic factors and the environment.
Genes play a key role here as many people who develop asthma have a parent who also sufferers from the condition. It is believed that even though you may be predisposed to asthma, it will only manifest itself if exposed to an asthma trigger.
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