Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking salbutamol.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided, as it may make you light-headed or impair your vision.
Do NOT use salbutamol if:
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients in salbutamol;
- You are taking beta-blockers such as propranolol;
- Have threatened abortion (potential miscarriage) during the first six months of pregnancy.
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist before taking salbutamol tablets if you have a history of heart disease or if you have diabetes.
Use of salbutamol during pregnancy or breast feeding is recommended only if it is absolutely essential. There is little evidence with regards to the use of salbutamol during pregnancy or breast feeding, and so consult your doctor or health care professional before taking salbutamol.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults is:
4mg three or four days a day. Your doctor might increase the dosage to a maximum of 8mg three or four times a day.
Usual does for children is:
Children under 2 years: not recommended.
Children 2-6 years: 1-2mg three or four times a day.
Children 6-12 years: 2mg three or four times a day.
Children over 12 years: 2-4mg three or four times a day.
There are twenty major drugs that are known to interact with salbutamol. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with salbutamol.