Is ventolin suppose to help my asthma?

if i take ventolin about 15 minutes before exercise is it suppose to help my breathing? like stop me from coughing and stop my chest from feeling tight and make it easier for me to breath while im exercising?

will it prevent me from having an attack?

4 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    The purpose of the Ventolin HFA is to induce bronchodilation. This is to counter-act any bronchospasms that are caused by exercise or exertion. Therefore, it will make it easier for you to breathe when you exercise, and should prevent you from having an attack. The effects of the Ventolin peak after 15 minutes, and should stay in your system for 3-4 hours.

    Source(s): Westfall Thomas C, Westfall David P, "Chapter 12. Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists" (Chapter). Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC: Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12e
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  • 4 years ago


    Source(s): Remedy For Eliminating Asthma :
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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Yes, Ventolin (salbutamol) is specifically indicated in the following conditions:

    Acute asthma

    Symptom relief during maintenance therapy of asthma and other conditions with reversible airways obstruction (including COPD and bronchitis)

    Protection against exercise-induced asthma

    Can be aerosolized with a nebulizer for patients with cystic fibrosis, along with ipratropium bromide, acetylcysteine, and pulmozyme. The drug was an instant success, and has been used for the treatment of asthma ever since

    The most common side effects are of fine tremor, nervousness, headache, muscle cramps, dry mouth, and palpitation.Other symptoms may be tachycardia (rapid heart rate), arrhythmias, flushing, myocardial ischaemia, and disturbances of sleep and behaviour. Rarely occurring, but of importance, are allergic reactions of paradoxical bronchospasm, urticaria, angioedema, hypotension, and collapse, whilst high doses may cause hypokalaemia (low potassium levels), especially in patients with renal failure and those on certain diuretics and xanthine derivaties.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    is it ventolin inhaler or ventolin med for nebulizer? either way, it will temporarily stop your asthma. I recommend using nebulizer though, for longer effect.

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