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What is Airomir inhaler?

Airomir is a reliever inhaler licensed by Teva to provide fast relief from symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Similarly to Ventolin, Airomir is a reliever inhaler which contains salbutamol.

During an asthma attack, the muscles surrounding the airways constrict, making it difficult to breathe.

There are a number of factors which can trigger a bronchial spasm including:

  • Acid reflux
  • Allergens
  • Cigarette smoke (including second-hand smoke)
  • Cosmetics and perfumes
  • Exercise
  • Food
  • Infections such as the common cold, influenza and pneumonia
  • Laughing or crying
  • Medicines (aspirin, NSAIDs and beta-blockers)
  • Pollution
  • Stress
  • Toxins
  • Weather

It is believed that 1 in 12 adults suffer from asthma in the UK, making it one of the most prevalent conditions in Europe.

How does Airomir work?

Airomir contains a bronchodilator called salbutamol. This agent works by opening (dilating) the airways (bronchi and bronchioles) which make it easier to breathe.

How do I use my Airomir inhaler?

There are two kinds of Airomir inhaler:

  • Airomir aerosol inhaler
  • Airomir Autohaler

To use the aerosol inhaler, you need to push down on the canister while simultaneously breathing in. If you have trouble pushing down the canister while breathing in, you want to use the autohaler variant or speak to your doctor or asthma nurse about using a spacer.

To use the Autohaler: 

  1. Flip up the tab at the top of the inhaler, put the inhaler in your mouth and breathe in.
  2. For the best results, start by standing or sitting in an upright position.
  3. Shake the inhaler before you use it.
  4. Exhale deeply through your mouth and place the inhaler into your mouth with the canister pointing up. Tighten your lips around the mouthpiece to ensure an airtight seal. Avoid biting down on the inhaler mouthpiece.
  5. Press the canister down and breathe in deeply at the same time. Your timing is important. Spraying the medicine into your mouth without inhaling will reduce its efficacy.
  6. Hold your breath for 10 seconds before breathing out in a slow and controlled manner.
  7. Repeat the steps for every dosage you administer.

After using your inhaler, you may want to rinse your mouth with some water.

Directions on how to clean your inhaler can be found in the patient information leaflet.

Airomir side effects and cautions

All medicine carries the risk of side effects, though not everyone gets them. Understanding the risks associated with your medicine and knowing what to look out for are important.

Common side effects of Airomir:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Tenseness
  • Tremors

Uncommon side effects:

  • Muscle pain

Rare side effects:

  • Abnormal heart rate (arrhythmia)
  • Dilation of blood vessels
  • Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Low levels of potassium in the blood
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting

Very rare side effects:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • Irregular heartbeat, especially when used with beta-blockers
  • Skin irritation
  • Wheezing

If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face, diarrhoea, abdominal pain or light-headedness, speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

How to buy Airomir inhalers online

You can buy Airomir inhalers online from Prescription Doctor, following a short medical questionnaire to ensure the treatment is right for you.

If the doctor approves your order, our UK registered pharmacy will dispense and dispatch the medication to you via next-day, discreet, tracked delivery service.

Frequently asked questions

Can I take Airomir while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Salbutamol is safe to use while pregnant and breastfeeding. Salbutamol does not affect hormonal contraceptives or emergency contraception, nor is there any significant evidence to suggest that salbutamol will affect fertility in men or women.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Airomir?

It is safe to drink alcohol while taking salbutamol.

Will Airomir affect my ability to drive or operate machinery?

It may not be suitable for you to ride a bike, drive a car or operate machinery if the medicine causes you to feel dizzy or shaky.

What should I do if my inhaler does not work?

It could be possible that your inhaler is blocked. Try cleaning the inhaler by following the instructions found within the patient information leaflet.

The other possibility is that your canister is empty. To check, remove the canister from the plastic inhaler and shake it. If you can't hear anything, it is likely you have run out and may need more.

Is Airomir the same as Ventolin?

Airomir and Ventolin contain the same active ingredient - salbutamol.

Ventolin is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline while Airomir is marketed by Teva.

Ventolin is not available in an autohaler or similar autonomous inhaler.

For more information on the variants of salbutamol inhalers, speak to your doctor, asthma nurse or a pharmacist.

How do I store my inhaler?

While there are no special instructions for storing your Airomir inhaler, you should make sure the medicine is stored in a readily accessible place.

You should carry your reliever inhaler with you in case you experience an asthma attack.

Table of contents

What is Airomir inhaler?

How does Airomir work?

How do I use my Airomir inhaler?

Airomir side effects and cautions

How to buy Airomir inhalers online?

Frequently asked questions

Additional resources

What to do after an asthma attack?

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Airomir
  • Active Ingredient(s): Salbutamol sulfate and HFA-134a
  • Manufacturer: Teva
  • Administration: Do not take more than eight puffs in 24 hours. Wait 4 hours between doses. 
  • Presentation: Canister / Actuator
  • Available Strength: 100mcg
  • Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
  • Application: Men and Women
  • Dosage: Do not take more than eight puffs in 24 hours. Wait 4 hours between doses.
  • Description: Airomir salbutamol is a prescription inhaled medicine used to treat or prevent bronchospasm.
  • Drug class: Bronchodilator
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Tell our prescriber if you are pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant
  • When Breastfeeding: Tell our prescriber if you are breastfeeding

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