Ventolin Diskus (Salbutamol) Medication


Ventolin Diskus (Salbutamol)

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Drug Description


Ventolin Diskus is a medication used for the treatment and prevention of asthma symptoms, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. It is typically prescribed for adults and children 4 years and older to relieve and prevent bronchospasm due to asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

Ventolin Diskus contains the active ingredient salbutamol sulfate, which is a fast-acting bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways, allowing for easier breathing. 

Use and Dosage 

Ventolin Diskus is for inhalation use only. It is a dry powder inhaler device that delivers the medication directly into the lungs. It is suitable for many patients, including those who cannot use a metered-dose inhaler. 

To use Ventolin Diskus, follow these general steps: 

  1. Prepare the Diskus: Hold the Diskus in a level, flat position, with the mouthpiece facing you. Slide the lever away from you until it clicks. This action loads a dose of the medication. 
  2. Exhale: Breathe out as far as is comfortable, away from the Diskus. 
  3. Position the mouthpiece: Bring the mouthpiece of the Diskus to your lips, making sure to seal your lips around it. 
  4. Inhale: Inhale rapidly and deeply through your mouth. This action will release the medication from the Diskus. Continue to take a full, deep breath to ensure the medication reaches your lungs. 
  5. Hold your breath: Hold your breath for up to 10 seconds, if possible, to allow the medication to be fully absorbed. 
  6. Exhale and close the Diskus: After inhaling, remove the Diskus from your mouth and exhale slowly. To close the Diskus, put your thumb in the notch and slide the lever back towards you until it clicks. 

Side Effects 

Common Side Effects 

  • Tremor 
  • Changes in blood pressure 
  • Increased heart rate 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Allergic reactions 
  • Cardiac arrhythmias 
  • Headaches 
  • Mouth and throat irritation with inhaled salbutamol. 
  • Muscle cramps 
  • Nausea 
  • Palpations 
  • Sensation of warmth 


  • Allergic reactions: Some individuals may be allergic to albuterol sulfate or other components of Ventolin Diskus. If you experience signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention. 
  • Cardiovascular effects: Albuterol sulfate may cause an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and heart rhythm disturbances. It should be used with caution in individuals with pre-existing heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease or arrhythmias. 
  • Worsening of symptoms: If your symptoms worsen or you require more frequent use of Ventolin Diskus, it may indicate a decline in your asthma control. Contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation and adjustment of your treatment plan. 
  • Paradoxical bronchospasm: In rare cases, albuterol sulfate can cause paradoxical bronchospasm, which is a sudden worsening of breathing difficulties. If this occurs, discontinue use, and seek medical attention. 
  • Interactions with other medications: Albuterol sulfate may interact with certain medications, including beta-blockers, diuretics, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Inform your healthcare provider about all medications you are taking to ensure their compatibility with Ventolin Diskus.  

Additional information

Generic name:



Inhalation Powder



Quantities Available:

60doses, 120doses, 180doses

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