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About Product
This content has been written and checked for quality and accuracy by
Mohamed Imran Lakhi Content Administrator GPhC: 2060586 Updated on: 12/08/2020 Next review: 12/02/2021

What is Ventolin?

Ventolin is a bronchodilator inhaler that is only available through a prescription in the United Kingdom (UK). Ventolin HFA is typically prescribed to prevent and treat the constriction of the muscles in the airways in patients with asthma or another irreversible obstruction airway condition, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

You can only buy Ventolin Inhalers on prescription in the UK. With our convenient online service, all you need to do is fill in a quick consultation form for our doctor to review. If our doctor approves your order before 3pm, youcould have your reliever inhaler delivered to your door the next day. with Prescription Doctor, you can get on with your day without needing to travel to your local pharmacy to wait around for your prescription.

It is important to always carry your preventer inhaler with you in case you have an asthma attack.

What Ventolin inhalers are available from our online pharmacy?

Ventolin Accuhaler 200 mcg - This is a circular inhaler which administers salbutamol as a dry powder.

Ventolin Evohaler 100 mcg - An aerosol inhaler which dispenses a dose of salbutamol when the canister is depressed.

To buy Ventolin online from Prescription Doctor, start by completing our online medical form. Our online doctor will review your questionnaire and, if the treatment is suitable, they will issue a Ventolin prescription which our UK pharmacy will fulfil.

Orders approved by our doctor before 3pm on weekdays are eligible for a next-day delivery service.

How does Ventolin work?

All Ventolin products contain an active ingredient called Salbutamol sulfate, which is a short-acting beta-2 agonist.

When taken, Ventolin stimulates receptors in the lungs to provide relief from bronchospasm (constriction of the airways of the lungs).

"When an asthma attack strikes, the airways become inflamed which makes it difficult to breathe. If left untreated, an attack can be potentially fatal. Salbutamol inhalers can help treat an attack by opening the airways, allowing the patient to breathe easily." Mohamed Imran Lakhi, Superintendant Pharmacist.

As a result, the muscles in the lungs will begin to relax, the airways will open and breathing becomes much easier.

Ventolin can provide immediate relief from symptoms developed from asthma, bronchitis, COPD or other pulmonary disease.  When the airways in the lungs become tight, it can cause wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

Is it safe to buy Ventolin Online?

Ventolin is available to buy online provided that you have a prescription from your physician. If you haven’t been prescribed Ventolin, accredited online pharmacies with doctoring services, like Prescription Doctor, can go ahead and obtain a Ventolin prescription for you.

When purchasing Ventolin online with us, you’ll have to answer a few simple medical questions. Be sure to provide relevant details regarding your medical history. The information you give us will be passed along to our doctor for review.

Once our medical providers have decided that Ventolin is suitable for you, a prescription will be issued for our UK pharmacy to fulfil.

All orders approved by 3pm between Monday and Friday will be delivered in discreet packaging the next day. Orders placed after 3pm or over the weekend will not be dispatched until the following week day.

As a registered UK Pharmacy, you can expect to receive an authentic product which is overlooked by a dedicated pharmacy team.

What are the benefits of using Ventolin?

If you’ve been newly prescribed Ventolin to treat your pulmonary disease, you may be wondering what the benefits are of using Ventolin. The Ventolin inhaler is one of the most popular delivery methods for taking salbutamol, the active ingredient of Ventolin. This is largely due to the fact that administration is relatively easy, which is important when symptoms arise.

All you’ll need to do is inhale the medication through the inhaler mouthpiece as prescribed by the physician. Also, the speed of efficiency is a bonus, especially when symptoms become acute. Many people experience relief immediately after use.

Who can use Ventolin?

Most doctors will prescribe Ventolin to patients four years of age and older.

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s important to seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about using this medication.

You should also let your medical provider know if you’re taking any other medications that could interfere with the active ingredients in Ventolin.

How to use Ventolin inhalers?

Always use Ventolin as instructed by your medical provider. If you’re not sure when or how much Ventolin to take, you can ask your doctor or your local pharmacist for assistance.

The Ventolin inhaler produces a fine mist that you must inhale through your mouth into the lungs. To relieve acute pulmonary symptoms, you can begin with one or two puffs of the inhaler.

The maximum dosage for adults is 8 puffs within 24 hours.

Your doctor or asthma nurse will tell you how many puffs of Ventolin you need to take and when you should take it.

Ventolin is usually taken at the onset of asthmatic symptoms.

Your doctor may recommend you to take 1 or 2 puffs of Ventolin 15 to 30 minutes before exercising for exercise induced asthma.

If you are unsure how much Ventolin you are supposed to take, ask your doctor or asthma nurse.

When using the inhaler for the first time, test it to ensure that it is working. This is done by shaking it well and then releasing two puffs with the mouthpiece positioned away from your face.

1. When you’re ready to administer the first dose, start off by taking in a slow and deep breathe.

2. Sit upright or stand up when you release the medication.

3. For effective results, breathe in through your mouth when administering the medication and hold your breath for a few seconds afterwards.

4. Hold your breath for up to 10 seconds before slowly breathing out. Repeat for as many doses as required.

You can view video tutorials of correct inhaler technique here. We recommend comparing your technique and to contact our Doctor or your GP if you spot any anomalies.

Can I use Ventolin inhalers with a spacer?

You can use a spacer, such as an Aerochamber or Volumatic, with Ventolin Evohalers and other aerosol inhalers. You cannot use a spacer with Ventolin Accuhaler or other dry powder inhalers.

Spacers are used in conjunction with aerosol inhalers to make them easier to take during an asthma attack and can help to get the medicine directly to your lungs.

Instead of needing to time your breath with depressing the inhaler, you simply administer the dose into the spacer and breathe through it to take the medicine at your own pace.

Some models of spacer come with masks which fit over your nose and mouth.

Discuss with your doctor, asthma nurse or a pharmacist about the benefits of using a spacer and how to use them effectively.

How to use Ventolin with a spacer (Aerochamber or Volumatic)?

1. Firstly, you need to shake the inhaler.

2. Next, remove the cap from the mouthpiece of the inhaler and push the mouth piece into the end of the spacer. Ensure a tight seal between the mouthpiece of the inhaler and the spacer you are using.

3. Place the mouthpiece of the spacer between your teeth but don't bite it. Close your mouth around the mouthpiece of the spacer to ensure a tight seal.

4. Sit or stand up straight and raise your chin slightly. This will help the medicine reach your lung.

5. Depress the canister of the inhaler to administer the dose into the spacer.

6. Your doctor will advise you on which technique to use in order to inhale the medicine. If you are unsure which method to use, ask your doctor or asthma nurse.

6a. If your doctor has suggested using the tidal or multiple breathe technique, breathe in and out steadily through the spacer 5 times.

6b. If your doctor has suggested the single breath and hold, take one deep single breath inthrough the spacer until your lungs feel full. Hold your breath for 10 seconds, or as long as feels comfortable.

7. Once you have administered the dose(s), remove the mouthpiece from your mouth.

Side effects and cautions of Ventolin

When you buy Ventolin through our online pharmacy, it’s imperative to let the prescriber know about any other medical conditions that you have and other medications you’re taking.

This is crucial because a medication could interfere with the ingredients in Ventolin. For instance, if you’re taking xanthine derivatives or diuretics you’ll want to inform our prescribers of this at the time you place your order.


Do not use Ventolin if you are allergic to salbutamol or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

If you experience the signs of an allergic reaction after taking Ventolin, seek emergency medical attention by going straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you so that doctors know exactly what you have taken.

Signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Wheezing


If you’ve been experiencing frequent flare-ups or symptoms then you'll need to talk to your doctor. A medical provider may need to provide a steroid medication to use in combination with effective and long-term treatment. Talk to your medical provider or the pharmacist before using Ventolin if  you have:

  • High blood pressure
  • An overactive thyroid gland (Hyperthyroidism)
  • History of heart problems

Ventolin should be used with caution if you:

  • Have Diabetes
  • Have known tachyarrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
  • Have a coronary insufficiency
  • Have Arterial hypertension (also known as PAH)
  • Have Thyrotoxicosis
  • Take of cardiac glycosides (Digoxin)
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Speak to your doctor before taking ventolin if you are pregnant if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Ventolin is safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding. For further advice regarding the use of this medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or asthma nurse.

Side effects

Like all medications, Ventolin has the potential of causing side effects. Although, not everyone experiences them. Below are some side effects you should look out for:

Common side effects include:

  • A headache
  • Tremors (feeling shaky)
  • Tachycardia (increased heart rate)

Uncommon side effects include:

  • Irritation of the throat
  • Muscle cramps
  • Palpitations
  • Mouth and throat irritations

Rare side effects include:

  • A decrease in potassium levels (Hypokalaemia)
  • High levels of blood flow to your extremities

Very rare side effects include:

  • Changes in mood and sleep patterns such as restlessness
  • Paradoxical bronchospasm. (Wheezing, coughing)
  • Hyperactivity
  • Cardiac arrhythmias (Irregular heart rate)
  • Hypersensitivity reactions (Allergic reaction or anaphylaxis)

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. For further information regarding the use and safety of Ventolin, including instructions on proper maintainence of your inhaler, please refer to the appropriate patient information leaflet (PIL):

Ventolin Accuhaler - Patient Information Leaflet (PDF)

Ventolin Evohaler - Patient information Leaflet (PDF)

If you experience any side effects, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, inform your doctor or a pharmacist as soon as possible.


Can I buy Ventolin without a prescription?

Ventolin cannot be purchased without a valid prescription.

Prescription Doctor offers a private online prescription service which enables you to buy ventolin online after answering a few medical questions.

If our doctor is satisfied that Ventolin is safe for you, our qualified online prescribers can issue a prescription and send it to our UK based dispensing pharmacy.

How do I know if the Ventolin I purchased is authentic?

To ensure that the Ventolin you purchased in authentic only buy from an accredited pharmacy. In addition, you can make sure the product is safe to use by reading the listed active ingredients.

All the medicines we provide comply with MHRA standards and are licensed for use in the UK.

Are Ventolin and Salamol the same?

Ventolin and Salamol are the same. Salamol is the generic branded version of Ventolin.

How long does Ventolin take to work?

While the speed of efficiency varies according to the individual, you can expect to feel relief from symptoms within seconds. The effects of Ventolin usually last for around 5 hours.

How long does a Ventolin inhaler last?

Ventolin is a rescue inhaler which is taken as and when needed. Each Evohaler contains 200 actuations while each Accuhaler contains 60 doses (blisters) of Ventolin.

Can I take Ventolin alongside other inhalers?

Ventolin is often prescribed alongside a longer acting inhaler, such as a corticosteroid. Your doctor will advise whether it is safe to take Ventolin with other inhalers.

What is the difference between Ventolin and salbutamol?

Ventolin is the brand name of salbutamol distrubted by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Salbutamol (sometimes called albuterol) is the name of the active ingredient. Other brands of salbutamol include Salamol and Airomir.

What does the Ventolin inhaler contain?

Ventolin contains salbutamol sulfate and HFA 134A

Table of contents

What is Ventolin?

How does Ventolin work

Is it safe to purchase Ventolin online?

What are the benefits of using Ventolin?

How to use Ventolin

Can I use Ventolin inhalers with a spacer?

Side effects and cautions of Ventolin

Frequently asked questions

Additional resources

Types of asthma triggers

How to cope with asthma

Where can I buy Ventolin Inhalers?

How many puffs of Ventolin is safe?

What to do after an asthma attack?

What to do if someone is having an asthma attack?

Treatment information

  • Product name: Ventolin
  • Active Ingredient(s): Salbutamol sulfate and HFA 134A
  • Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline
  • Administration: Inhalation
  • Presentation: Canister / Actuator
  • Available Strength: Accuhaler 200 mcg / Evohaler 100 mcg
  • Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
  • Dosage: Do not take more than eight puffs in 24 hours. Wait 4 hours between doses.
  • Description: VENTOLIN HFA is a prescription inhaled medicine used to treat or prevent bronchospasm.
  • Drug class: Bronchodilator
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence. Talk to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Pregnant: Safe to take while pregnant. Talk to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Safe while breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor for further advice.
Click here to view the Ventolin - Patient Information Leaflet

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