Ventolin Inhaler CFC Free x 2 (Script Only)
IMPORTANT NOTE – A VALID AUSTRALIAN PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED BEFORE THIS ITEM CAN BE SHIPPED
Drug Name: salbutamol
Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.
WARNING - MULTIPLE PACK PRESCRIPTION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.
We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.
If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.
VENTOLIN CFC-FREE INHALER - CMI
(Allen & Hanburys)
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
About your Ventolin Inhaler ('puffer')
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you use your medicine.
This leaflet does not have the complete information about your medicine. If you have any questions about your medicine, you
should ask your doctor or pharmacist (also known as a chemist).
All medicines have some risks. Sometimes new risks are found even when a medicine has been used for many years.
If there is anything you do not understand, ask your doctor or pharmacist. If you want more information, ask your doctor or
This medicine is only one part of a general plan to help you manage your asthma or other chest condition. You should discuss this
plan with your doctor. Ask your doctor to check your treatment regularly.
What is the name of my medicine?
The name of your medicine is Ventolin Inhaler. You may know it better as a 'puffer'.
What is in my Ventolin puffer?
The medicine in your Ventolin puffer is called salbutamol. Each puff contains 100 micrograms of salbutamol. There are 200 puffs in
each Ventolin puffer.
Your Ventolin puffer also contains HFA-134a, a propellant. It has no other additives.
What does my Ventolin puffer do?
Your Ventolin puffer helps you to breathe more easily. When your chest is tight or when you are wheezing, the Ventolin opens up
the breathing tubes in your lungs. Your medicine is known as a bronchodilator. Because your Ventolin puffer gives fast relief from
your chest symptoms, it is often called a 'reliever puffer'.
Some people start wheezing or their chest starts to feel tight when they exercise. This is called exercise-induced asthma. If you
have exercise-induced asthma, your doctor may tell you to take one or two puffs of your Ventolin puffer before you exercise. This
can help to prevent the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma.
Is there anything I should tell my doctor before starting my Ventolin puffer?
Tell your doctor:
the names of any other medicines you are already taking, including those from the pharmacy and supermarket
If you have had to stop taking this or any other asthma medicine
If you are allergic to any medicine
If you are having treatment for a thyroid problem
If you are having treatment for high blood pressure
If you have, or have had, a heart problem
If you have, or have had, a liver problem
If you have, or have had, a kidney problem
If you have sugar diabetes
What if I am pregnant or breast feeding?
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Your doctor will tell you if you should take your medicine. It is important that
asthma is managed well during pregnancy and you should not stop your medicine without asking your doctor.
How do I use my Ventolin puffer?
You will find the instructions on how to use your Ventolin puffers on the back of this leaflet. Follow the instructions carefully.
If your Ventolin Inhaler is new and you have not used it before, or if you have not used it for one week or more, you should activate
one dose into the air before use.
The pharmacist's label will usually tell you how many puffs to take and how often to use your Ventolin puffer. If you are not sure,
ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Your doctor may tell you to take extra puffs of your Ventolin puffer if your chest condition suddenly gets worse. If you take extra
puffs and do not get relief, tell your doctor immediately.
You should visit your doctor or pharmacist regularly to check that you are using your Ventolin puffer in the right way. If you are not
breathing the medicine in correctly, the medicine may not be helping you as much as it could.
If you find it difficult to breathe in and press your Ventolin puffer at the same time, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. It may be
better for you to use something ca
There is generic brand to choose from in the table below. Generic Brands are less expensive brands that have been proven to have the same effect. Please select the desired brand.*
*Some Doctor's will have "no substitution permitted" endorsed on the script. Please check your prescription as generics are not available in this case.
Asmol CFC-Free Asthma Inhaler x 2 (Prescription Only)