Salamol Easi-Breathe Inhaler
- Widely prescribed reliever inhaler
- Relaxes the muscles in the airways
- Relieves the symptoms of asthma
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What is Salamol Easi-Breathe Inhaler?
Salamol Easi-Breathe is a breath-actuated inhaler that contains salbutamol.
Salamol is a blue reliever inhaler and works quickly to suppress the symptoms of asthma.
You can only buy Salamol Easi-Breathe when you have been prescribed it by a doctor.
What is Salamol used to treat?
The Salamol Easi-Breathe inhaler is widely prescribed as an effective treatment for asthma.
The inhaler contains the active ingredient salbutamol, which is effective in providing short-term relief from asthma symptoms.
This active ingredient is also particularly effective at preventing the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma attacks. Salamol Easi-Breathe inhalers act incredibly fast and asthma sufferers will feel the effects long after taking it, making it one of the most effective treatments for asthma available.
Why is Salamol Easi-Breathe recommended to treat asthma?
Salbutamol has been used in the treatment of asthma since 1969 in the UK and is regularly featured on the World Health Organisation's List of Essential Medicines.
Clinical studies have found salbutamol to be an effective treatment for asthma symptoms.
How does Salamol Easi-Breathe work?
Salbutamol targets the beta-2 adrenergic receptors on the smooth muscle in the airways. It inhibits inflammation and hypersensitivity from mast cells, which relaxes the airways so air can pass through them easier. Its inhibitory effect on certain cells within the airways can be felt within 5 minutes of administration, making it a highly effective reliever inhaler.
Salamol Easi-Breathe should be used as soon as asthma symptoms start to appear. The salbutamol contained within the inhaler will help with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing and breathlessness.
Salamol Easi-Breathe and other reliever inhalers should form part of a long term asthma treatment plan, which also includes the use of a daily preventer inhaler such as Clenil Modulite.
Who can use Salamol Easi-Breathe?
This inhaler is not suitable for people who have certain conditions. If you suffer from any of the below conditions, you should inform your doctor before you use it:
- Irregular heartbeat
- A history of heart disease
- Thyroid issues
- High blood pressure
Can you buy Salamol Easi-Breathe over the counter?
Salamol is a prescription-only medicine, and not available to buy over the counter.
Can you buy Salamol Easi-Breathe online?
You can buy Salamol Easi-Breathe online in the UK from most pharmacies. When you buy Salamol Easi-Breathe online, you will need to complete a detailed medical questionnaire so a doctor or healthcare professional can assess your condition to ensure you are receiving the most suitable treatment.
Are there any Salamol alternatives?
The closest alternative to Salamol is the Ventolin inhaler, also known as the "blue inhaler". Ventolin also contains salbutamol as its active ingredient.
Airomir inhaler is another alternative to Salamol Easi-Breathe. Airomir also contains salbutamol as its active ingredient.
Other reliever inhaler alternatives include:
Salamol Easi-Breathe Dose
All of our doctors and pharmacists follow the NICE guidelines dosage instructions when prescribing Salamol.
How to use Salamol 100mcg Easi-Breathe inhaler
- Shake the inhaler up and down.
- Fold down the mouthpiece cap to open the inhaler.
- Breathe out as far as is comfortable.
- Place the mouthpiece into your mouth and close your lips.
- Breathe in slowly and deeply to release a dose of the medicine into your mouth. Keep breathing as the dose is released.
- Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for 10 seconds.
Always use Salamol Easi-Breathe as your doctor or pharmacist instructs you. Read the patient information leaflet first and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Salamol Easi-Breathe (Salbutamol) Side Effects
As with all medicines, people who use the Salamol inhaler may experience certain side effects. Not everyone will suffer adverse effects from using this inhaler and the side effects should gradually improve as your body gets used to using the inhaler.
However, if any of the below symptoms persist, you should stop using Salamol and contact your doctor or pharmacist:
- Mild trembling or shaking
- Muscle cramps
- Feeling tense
Seek medical attention straight away if you get any of the following side effects:
- Wheezing, breathing difficulties, coughing
- A rash
- Swelling in your face and throat
- Decreased blood pressure
This list is not exhaustive. Read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.
Salamol Easi-Breathe Warnings and Drug Interactions
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicine before you start using Salamol Easi-Breathe
You should inform your doctor if you are taking any of these medications:
- Long-term laxatives
- Medication for heart disease (such as digoxin)
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MOAI) antidepressants
You can find more information on Salamol Easi-Breathe drug interactions here.
Read the patient information leaflet for a comprehensive list of warnings.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Salbutamol is considered safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as per NHS guidance.
However, it is still recommended that you inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Salamol Easi-Breathe Ingredients
The main active ingredient within this medicine is: Salbutamol sulfate
For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics.
How much does it cost to buy Salamol Easi-Breathe online in the UK?
Dosage Quantity Price (starting from) Salamol Easi Breathe Inhaler 100mcg 1 inhaler £18.99 2 inhalers £29.99
Should I use a Salamol Inhaler during an asthma attack?Yes, a Salamol inhaler is fast acting and will instantly relieve breathing difficulties during an asthma attack.
How quickly does Salamol start to work?Ventolin gets to work immediately after inhaling and continues to work for 3-5 hours.
How often should I use SalamolYou should use salamol whenever you start to experience asthma symptoms, during an asthma attack or when coming into contact with a known asthma trigger
Is Salamol the same as Salbutamol?Salamol is a branded version of the salbutamol inhaler. Other branded versions include Ventolin.
Is it safe to use Salbutamol for a long time?Yes, Salbutamol inhalers such as Ventolin are intended for long term use. Salbutamol does not cause any long lasting side effects.
Is Salamol (Salbutamol) a steroid?No, Salamol (Salbutamol) is not a steroid, it is classed as a bronchodilator which is used to relax the muscles in the airways.
When should I use Salamol?You should use your inhaler whenever you experience symptoms of asthma, during an asthma attack, or come into contact with a known asthma trigger.
Can I drink alcohol whilst using Salamol?Yes, there is no known interaction between alcohol and Salamol. It is safe to consume alcohol whilst using Salamol.
Are ventolin and salamol the same?Ventolin and Salamol are branded versions of the salbutamol inhaler.
What is the price of a Salamol inhaler in the UK?Prices start from £18.99 for 1 inhaler.
Medically reviewed by: Hussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840
Published on: 12/10/2020
Updated on: 21/06/2021
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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