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Ventolin (Albuterol) Tablets

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Ventolin (Albuterol) tablets are a medication used to treat and prevent bronchospasm in people with asthma and other lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Albuterol belongs to a class of medications called bronchodilators, which work by relaxing and opening the bronchial tubes (air passages) in the lungs. This action may provide relief for wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing.

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Elimination half-life

3.8–6 hours

Dosage (Strength)

4mg (Generic)


Salbutamol is safe to use in pregnancy



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Routes of administration

By mouth


The usual Ventolin tablet dosage is 4 mg three or four times per day for adults. However, the dosage may be adjusted based on factors such as the severity of the condition, age, and response to the medication. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 32 mg in adults.

For children aged 6-12 years, the recommended starting dose is 2 mg, taken three or four times daily, with the maximum daily dose not exceeding 24 mg. Follow the correct dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional or the instructions on the prescription label.

Make sure to swallow the Ventolin tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break the tablets. Remember to take this medication consistently and at evenly spaced intervals to maintain a steady level in your body. If you happen to miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but do not double up the dose to catch up.


The active ingredient in Ventolin tablets is albuterol sulfate. In addition to albuterol sulfate, Ventolin tablets may also contain a number of inactive ingredients that aid in the tablet's effectiveness and stability. Some of these inactive components may include lactose monohydrate, pregelatinized starch, corn starch, and magnesium stearate.


Avoid taking or using this medication if you have a known allergy to albuterol or any of its ingredients.


  • Before starting Ventolin, you should inform your doctor about any important information, including:
    • Other medications they are taking, as some drugs may interact with Ventolin, resulting in adverse effects
    • Any medical conditions, as they may be worsened or affected by the use of Ventolin
    • Pregnancy or breastfeeding, as Ventolin may affect the unborn baby or be passed to the infant through breast milk.
  • If you have cardiovascular conditions like heart rhythm problems or high blood pressure, you may be advised to use caution when considering Ventolin. The medication can also affect those with conditions like hyperthyroidism, convulsive disorders, and diabetes.
  • Individuals with existing diabetes should be aware that large intravenous doses of Ventolin can worsen their condition and potentially induce ketoacidosis. In addition, Ventolin may cause a temporary drop in potassium levels in some patients, which may lead to adverse cardiovascular effects.
  • When it comes to taking Ventolin tablets, note that their action may persist for 8 hours or even longer. Never adjust the dosage or frequency of Ventolin tablets without consulting your healthcare provider. If the medication becomes less effective for symptom relief or if you find yourself needing it more often, seek medical guidance immediately.
  • While on Ventolin tablets, follow your healthcare provider's advice about using other asthma treatments or inhaled medications.
  • Store Ventolin tablets properly, according to the prescription label, to maintain its effectiveness and safety

Side Effects

Ventolin (Albuterol) Tablets may cause side effects. Common side effects may include nervousness, shakiness, headache, fast heart rate, and palpitations. In addition, some people may experience nausea, insomnia, weakness, muscle cramps, dizziness, and chest discomfort.

More serious side effects of Ventolin tablets may occur and require immediate medical attention. These side effects include severe, worsened asthma symptoms and allergic reactions. If you or a loved one is taking Ventolin tablets and experiences any of these serious side effects, seek medical advice immediately.


  1. Ventolin Prescribing Information. East Hanover, NJ: Sidmak Laboratories; 2002.
  2. Albuterol Tablets Drug Label Information. Sacramento, CA: Nivagen Pharmaceuticals; 2022.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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