Ventar 2 Mg Tablet
Indications / Uses :
For the relief of bronchospasm in bronchial asthma and excessive secretion of tenacious mucus, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, emphysema and other reversible obstructive pulmonary diseases.
Should be taken on an empty stomach: Take 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals.
Pregnant patients with vaginal bleeding because it may cause pulmonary edema.
Special Precautions :
Salbutamol should be administered with caution in patients suffering from thyrotoxicosis. Special care is advisable to patients receiving antihypertensive therapy. Great care in administration is also needed in patients with cardiac arrhythmias, coronary insufficiency, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, ketoacidosis, pheochromocytoma, sensitivity to sympathomimetics, susceptibility to QT-interval prolongation.
The management of asthma involves prophylactic measures to reduce inflammation and airway resistance and to maintain airflow and specific regimens for the treatment of acute attacks. Lung function measurement is important in determining treatment thus, peak flow monitoring is encouraged. If usual relief is diminished or the duration of action is reduced, patients are warned not to increase the dose or frequency of administration but seek medical advice.
In severe asthma, particular precaution is required to avoid inducing hypokalemia as this effect may be potentiated by hypoxia or by concomitant administration of other antiasthma drugs. Plasma potassium concentrations should be monitored.
Salbutamol administered orally during labor or delivery inhibits uterine contraction.
Patients taking salbutamol should consult the physician if they do not respond to the usual dose of this drug for re-assessment of therapy.
Patients taking Ventar should consult their physician if they do not respond to the usual dose of Ventar for re-assessment of therapy.
Use in Pregnancy: Unnecessary administration of drugs during the 1st trimester of pregnancy is undesirable. Drug administration during pregnancy should only be considered if the expected benefit to the mother outweighs any possible risk to the fetus.
The use of salbutamol is not recommended in nursing mothers unless the expected benefit is greater than any possible risks.