Salbutamol inhalers, such as Salamol and Easyhaler, are used to relieve asthma symptoms. They should be used as and when needed.
One puff usually provides a dose of 100mcg of salbutamol. Although the Ventolin Accuhaler is available in a 200mcg dosage.
The usual directions for adults using a salbutamol inhaler is one or two puffs to be taken as needed, up to four times within 24 hours. However, this can depend on the inhaler being used and the directions from your doctor.
It’s important to use the correct inhaler technique for your inhaler so that your lungs receive the optimum amount of active ingredient. Your inhaler technique should be reviewed every so often to check it’s as good as it can be.
Because Salbutamol is a reliever inhaler it needs to be with you at all times in case you need to put it into action. Your specific dosage and maximum daily dose should be included in your bespoke asthma action plan. If you exceed your max dose then you need to let your doctor know, as this can be an indication of poorly managed asthma.