- 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.
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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
Can you buy Airomir inhaler 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
- 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.
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.
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:
- 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
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.
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.
How much does it cost to buy Airomir online?
|Dosage||Quantity||Price (starting from)|
|Airomir 100mcg inhaler||1 Inhaler||£15.99|
This page has been medically reviewed by: Hussain 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
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