Airomir

  • Relieves asthma symptoms
  • Contains Salbutamol
  • Available as aerosol or autohaler
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What is an Airomir inhaler?

An Airomir inhaler is an asthma inhaler that is designed to relieve asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath. It should be taken at the onset of an asthma attack.

It contains the active ingredient salbutamol, which is part of a group of medicines known as short-acting beta 2 antagonists. This group of medicines work on the beta 2 receptors in your lungs. When these receptors are stimulated the muscles in your airways relax, which allows the airways to expand, relieving symptoms of asthma and the tightness in your chest.

Asthma is a condition that affects more than 5 million people in the UK alone. It is caused by inflammation of the bronchial airways, which results in swelling that makes the airways contract, stopping air from passing through properly. Inflammation of the bronchial airways also makes for an increased production of phlegm, which further obstructs the airways.

An asthma attack can occur as the result of a variety of triggers; these include allergens, infections, cold air, stress, exercise or airborne pollutants.

How do I buy Airomir online?

You can buy an Airomir inhaler when you have a prescription from a doctor. This medicine is manufactured by Teva UK and is a prescription-only-medicine.

It is available from Medicine Direct after you have an online consultation with one of our certified doctors, who will review your symptoms and prescribe this product if they deem it a suitable treatment for your asthma symptoms.

If you order by 2pm, we can offer you next day delivery, absolutely free.

You should only order medicine online if it is from a UK registered pharmacy that is recognised by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), like Medicine Direct. We guarantee a safe transaction and nothing but genuine versions of the medicine you need. Furthermore, all of our doctors are registered with the General Medical Council, which means they are fully qualified and legally able to prescribe medicine just like your local GP.

How does Airomir work?

This inhaler comes available in two different versions. The Airomir aerosol inhaler requires you to press down on a metal canister to inhale the medicine; this will release 100mcg of salbutamol. This action needs you to time the inhalation to coincide with the canister's manual compression, so if you do not time it properly you might not get the full dose. As a result, you must attend appointments with your GP or asthma nurse to make sure you are using the inhaler properly.

The Airomir autohaler is the second version, which releases a measured dose automatically whenever you inhale from the mouthpiece. Many people who have asthma prefer the Airomir autohaler because they do not need to coordinate the inhalation with the activation.

What are the benefits of taking Airomir?

An Airomir inhaler provides short-term relief from asthma symptoms; for this reason, it is known as a 'reliever inhaler'. It contains the active ingredient salbutamol sulphate which, after being inhaled, will start to make it easier for you to breathe within five minutes. The effects of this medicine will continue to work for as long as six hours.

A reliever inhaler can also help to prevent asthma symptoms from bothering you after you exercise, as well as relieving breathing problems that come with certain respiratory conditions like COPD.

Asthma inhalers are generally categorised as either 'preventer' inhalers or 'reliever' inhalers. A preventer inhaler will normally contain a coticosteroid, which helps to reduce inflammation in the airways when taken on a regular basis. This helps to reduce the chances of having an asthma attack and control asthma symptoms.

A reliever inhaler like Airomir is a salbutamol-based inhaler. These should be used to relieve the symptoms of asthma as and when they occur. They can also be used before exercise or when you know you are likely to come into contact with asthma triggers, such as dust or fumes.

Alternatives

There are various alternatives to Airomir. Salbutamol inhalers are available in a wide range of brands, including Salamol, Ventolin, Easi-Breathe and more.

Who can use Airomir?

The Airomir inhaler provides quick and long-lasting relief to the symptoms of asthma, but it is not suitable for all asthma sufferers to use.

You speak to your doctor before using this product if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • You have any thyroid problems
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You have an irregular heart rhythm
  • You have diabetes
  • You have hypoxia
  • You have a history of heart disease
  • You have acute severe asthma

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Airomir inhalers are generally considered safe to use while pregnant and breastfeeding.

Nonetheless, you should still make sure that your doctor is aware if you are currently pregnant, trying to get pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Airomir inhalers come with the risk of certain side effects, although they will not bother everyone who uses them.

Common side effects may include:

  • Feeling dizzy
  • Feeling tense
  • Suffering from mild trembling or shaking
  • Headaches
  • A faster heartbeat for a short time (but no chest pain)
  • Suffering muscle cramps

These side effects should not cause for concern and should start to ease as your body gets used to the medicine. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist for more information if any of these reactions worry you or do not go away over time.

Please note, this list is not exhaustive. Always read the patient information leaflet for a comprehensive list of undesired effects. For less common side effects, refer to the Side Effects tab on this page.

Airomir Dosage

How do I use Airomir?

Always use this medication exactly as instructed by your doctor. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly before you start using it. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist for further guidance if you are unsure of anything.

The recommended do age for adults is to have one or two inhalations, when required. To prevent the symptoms of asthma, you should take it around 10 to 15 minutes before you do any exercise or before you are exposed to any triggers or allergens.

When using a standard Airomir inhaler, you should inhale as you press down on the metal canister. For the Airomir autohaler, the device will release salbutamol once primed, when you inhale from the mouthpiece. Make sure you see your doctor or asthma nurse at regular intervals to make sure you are using Airomir properly.

You should speak to your doctor if your symptoms are so severe or persistent that you need to use your Airomir more than eight times in the same day. You may benefit from a different form of asthma treatment.

What do I do if my inhaler is not working properly?


If you have read the information pamphlet thoroughly and followed the instructions correctly but your inhaler still is not working properly, there may be a few reasons why. The inhaler may have run out of medicine; you can check to see if this is the case by shaking the inhaler. The mouthpiece may be dirty or clogged; if you know there is still medicine in the inhaler, try washing the mouthpiece with warm water. It may not be assembled correctly. The metal canister's stem should be fixed into the small socket. If this is not the case, it may be broken. Speak to your doctor if you think it might be broken.

What does the price include?


The price of this medicine includes an online consultation with one of our certified doctors, who will assess your symptoms and medical history and prescribe Airomir if they believe it is suitable for you to use. We offer free delivery on UK orders, and if you order by 2pm we can also provide you with free next day delivery.

How do I buy Airomir inhalers online?


You can purchase them online at Medicine Direct following an online consultation with one of our doctors. After assessing your symptoms, they will prescribe Airomir if they deem it suitable for you.

How many Airomir inhalers can I buy in one purchase?


These inhalers are prescription-only, meaning you can only purchase one or two at a time.

What do Airomir inhalers contain?


The active ingredient contained in this medicine is Salbutamol.

Are Airomir inhalers available for next-day delivery?


All medication bought from Medicine Direct qualifies for next day delivery if you place your order by 2pm.

Is it safe to buy Airomir inhalers online?


Ordering medication online from Medicine Direct is completely safe. We are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), which means we can guarantee genuine versions of the medical products you require.

I normally get Airomir inhalers from my doctor - why should I buy them online?


Buying your inhaler online takes away the need to leave the house for an assessment. Just fill out our online consultation form, which will be assessed by one of our qualified doctors who will prescribe you this medication if they believe it the most appropriate form of treatment. Furthermore, we can offer you free next day delivery if you place your order with us by 2pm. Your order will be despatched in discrete packaging, promising privacy. All of our doctors are also fully qualified and registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), which means they are legally able to prescribe medicine just like your local GP. Remove the stress of waiting to get an appointment with your GP, which can sometimes take days or even weeks, and utilise our service for a hassle-free process with qualified medical professionals.

Can I take Airomir while pregnant or breastfeeding?


It is normally safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women to use this medicine. Nonetheless, you should inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using it for the first time.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Airomir?


Yes, you can drink alcohol while using this inhaler.

Will Airomir affect my ability to drive or operate machinery?


The salbutamol in Airomir inhalers can make you feel dizzy and/or shaky. If you feel like this after using your inhaler, you should not drive, ride a bike or operate any machinery until you feel better again.

What should I do if my inhaler does not work?


Firstly, check the mouthpiece to see if it is clogged or needs cleaning. If the mouthpiece is okay, you should check for any signs of damage or malfunction. Contact your doctor if you cannot get it to work, you may require a replacement.

Is Airomir the same as Ventolin?


Airomir and Ventolin are both brand names for salbutamol inhalers, so they both have the same function.

How do I store my inhaler?


Store in a cool and dry place. Keep well out of the sight and reach of children.

Airomir Side Effects

The more common side effects of an Airomir inhaler can be found on the main page.

In rare cases, it is possible that you may suffer a serious allergic reaction to this medicine.

You should either dial 999 or go to A&E straight away if you suffer any of the following symptoms:

  • You have swelling in your mouth, throat, face, lips or tongue
  • You have tightness in your throat or chest
  • You are finding it difficult to speak or breathe
  • You are wheezing
  • You develop a skin rash that is red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin

You may require immediate treatment in hospital.

Always read the patient information pamphlet for a comprehensive list of side effects you may experience while using an Airomir inhaler. If you are worried about side effects, please do not hesitate to discuss your concerns with your doctor before you start to use the inhaler.

Warnings and drug interactions

Like all medication, Airomir inhalers may interact with other forms of medicine. This can result in side effects or hinder the effectiveness of one or both products.

Before taking a new medicine, make sure you inform your doctor if you are already taking or have recently taken any other medication. This includes both prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.

In particular, before using an Airomir inhaler, you should make sure that your doctor is aware if you are currently taking or have recently taken any of the following:

  • Steroids
  • Propranolol
  • Long-term laxatives
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Xanthines, such as theophylline or aminophylline
  • Diuretics (water pills)
  • Any medicine for heart disease, such as digoxin
  • Long-term laxatives
  • Metronidazole
  • Disulfiram

 

Read the information pamphlet thoroughly before you start to use this inhaler. Speak to your doctor for more information if you have any questions or concerns.

Order online safely

Never order any form of medication online unless it is from a UK registered pharmacy that is recognised by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), like Medicine Direct.

We guarantee nothing but genuine versions of the medicines you require. All of our orders are despatched in discrete packaging and, if you place your order by 2pm, we can also offer you free next day delivery.

All of our doctors are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), which means they can legally prescribe medicine just like your local GP.

Airomir Ingredients

The active ingredient contained in this medicine is salbutamol.

Other ingredients that make up the product are: oleic acid, ethanol, propellant HFA-134a.

Make sure your doctor is aware if you have an allergy to any of these ingredients.

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