Airomir

  • Relieves asthma symptoms
  • Contains Salbutamol
  • Available as aerosol or autohaler
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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.

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.

What is Airomir inhaler used to treat?

Airomir is classed as a reliever inhaler and is used to provide instant relief from asthma symptoms. As a reliever inhaler, airomir is particularly effective when used during an asthma attack due to its fast-acting properties. 

Airomir works to relieve breathlessness, wheexing and coughing by relaxing the airways into the lungs, as a result, breathing becomes easier.

How does Airomir inhaler work?

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 10 - 15 minutes. The full effect of this medicine is usually within 30 minutes.

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.

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.

How to use Airomir inhhaler

The recommended dosage 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.

Airomir Inhaler

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.

Airomir Autohaler

The Airomir autohaler is the second version, which releases a measured dose automatically whenever you inhale from the mouthpiece.

For the Airomir autohaler, the device will release salbutamol once primed, when you inhale from the mouthpiece. 

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.

Airomir Inhaler Alternatives

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

Airomir 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.

Can you buy Airomir online?

Yes, you can buy airomir online from most UK online pharmacies. However you will need to ensure that you complete an online health consultation which will then be assessed by a doctor to ensure the treatment is suitable for you.

You should always ensure you are purchasing medicine from a fully regulated online pharmacy. To learn more about our company and who we are regulated by, take a look at our about us page.

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 prescribers are registered with the General Medical Council, which means they are fully qualified and legally able to prescribe medicine just like your local GP.

 

Airomir Indications and Dose

All of our doctors and pharmacists follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Airomir Inhalers. Always use Airomir exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.

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 dosage 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.

Should I use my Airmir inhaler during an asthma attack?


Yes, Airomir is a reliever inhaler and gives instant relief in the event of an asthma attack.

How long does it take for Airomir to work?


Airomir starts to work immediately after you have a puff.

How long will I need to use my inhaler for?


Most people will use Airomir for many years to come, you should carry your inhaler with you at all times. Asthma attacks can appear out of nowhere with no warning, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms.

How often should I use my inhaler?


You should use your inhaler whenever you start to experience asthma symptoms. Over time, you may find that you need to use your reliever inhaler less.

Is Airmoir the same as Ventolin?


Airomir and Ventolin are both branded versions of the Salbutamol reliever inhaler.

Is it safe to use Salbutamol for a long time?


Salbutamol does not cause any long lasting side effects, it is safe to use for a long period of time.

Should I keep a record/diary of how often I use my inhaler?


Keeping a record of how frequently you are using your inhaler allows your doctor to monitor your asthma better. It also enables you to be more organised when it comes to ordering repeat inhalers.

Are there any Airomir alternatives?


Other salbutamol inhalers such as Ventolin and Salamol are closely related alternatives to Airomir as they also include Salbutamol.

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 leaflet 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.

Airomir 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) such as Bendroflumethiazide for high blood pressure
  • Any medicine for heart disease, such as digoxin
  • Metronidazole
  • Disulfiram

For more information on Airomir Inhaler Drug Interactions

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.

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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.

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.

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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This page has been medically reviewed byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 18/06/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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