99%+ Purity Salbutamol (Albutamol) CAS 18559-94-9
|Salbutamol, also known as albuterol and marketed as Ventolin among other names,is a medication that opens up the medium and large airways in the lungs.It is used to treat asthma, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It may also be used to treat high blood potassium levels.It is usually used by inhaler or nebulizer but is also available as a pill and intravenous solution.Onset of action of the inhaled version is typically within 15 minutes and lasts for two to six hours.|
99%+ Purity Salbutamol (Albutamol) CAS 18559-94-9
Product Name: albutamol
Synonyms: LEVALBUTEROL HCL;LEVALBUTEROL;2-(tert-butylamino)-1-(4-hydroxy-3-
Mol File: 18559-94-9.mol
Chemical Properties: solid
Usage: immune suppressant, antineoplastic, antiviral
Usage: short-acting b2-adrenergic agonist, asthma therapeutic
Definition ChEBI: A member of the class of phenylethanolamines that is 4-(2-amino-1-
hydroxyethyl)-2-(hydroxymethyl)phenol having a tert-butyl group attached to the nirogen
atom. It acts as a beta-adrenergic agonist used in the treatment of asthma and chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Appearance: White powder
Salbutamol, also known as albuterol and marketed as Ventolin among other names,is a medication that opens up the medium and large airways in the lungs.It is used to treat asthma, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It may also be used to treat high blood potassium levels.It is usually used by inhaler or nebulizer but is also available as a pill and intravenous solution.Onset of action of the inhaled version is typically within 15 minutes and lasts for two to six hours.
Common side effects include shakiness, headache, fast heart rate, dizziness, and feeling anxious. Serious side effects may include worsening bronchospasm, irregular heartbeat, and low blood potassium levels. It can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding, but safety is not entirely clear. Salbutamol is a short-acting β2 adrenergic receptor agonist which works by causing airway smooth muscles to relax.
Salbutamol was first made in 1967 in Britain.It was approved for medical use in the United States in 1982.It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.It is available as a generic medication.The wholesale cost in the developing world of an inhaler which contains 200 doses is between $1.12 and $2.64 (USD) as of 2014.In the United States it is between $25 and $50 for a typical month supply.
It is a member of the class of drugs called short-acting beta-2 agonists and is sometimes called albuterol.
In general this drug is used for the relief of asthma symptoms as it produces rapid, short-term dilation of the airways (termed bronchodilation), but it can also be used to delay delivery in women undergoing premature labour.
Benefits of being on this drug can include short-term symptoms relief of asthma and other conditions similar to asthma such as chest tightness, wheezing and coughing, the prevention of asthma symptoms brought on by exercise or by an unavoidable exposure to a known allergen, and the temporary delay in the delivery of premature babies.
Listed below are the typical uses of salbutamol:
Symptomatic treatment of asthma attacks and symptoms relief of conditions associated with reversible airways obstruction.
Prevention of bronchospasm (tightening of the windpipe causing difficulty in breathing) which can be brought on by exercise or by an unavoidable exposure to a known allergen
Delaying delivery in women undergoing premature labour.
However on occasion your doctor may prescribe this medicine to treat a condition not on this list.
HOW TO USE/TAKE
How often do I take it?
This medication is usually taken by inhalation either as an aerosol, powder or nebulised solution. Salbutamol is also available as tablets for patients who cannot manage taking salbutamol via the inhaled route and as a injection which can be given intravenously (directly into the vein), intra-muscularly (injection into the muscle, usually into the buttock area) or subcutaneously (into the fat just under the skin).
Use this medication for the duration of prescription in order to get the most benefit from it.
Salbutamol is a reliever medication and should be used to relief your asthma symptoms. You may have other medicines which you use regularly to prevent asthma symptoms.
It should provide immediate relief of asthma symptoms.
Certain medical conditions may require different dosage instructions as directed by your doctor.
Dosage is based on your age, gender, medical condition, response to therapy, and use of certain interacting medicines.
Do I need to avoid anything?
You should not normally need to avoid certain tasks such as operating machinery or driving. However, if you have side effects such as dizziness, increased or uneven heart rate, muscle cramps or muscle pain, or if you feel a bit shaky, your ability to drive or operate machinery may be affected. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
When can I stop?
Always complete the full course as prescribed by your doctor.
Salbutamol Side Effects:
Feeling a bit shaky
Rapid or uneven heart beat
Muscle cramps (uncommon with inhaled salbutamol).
Irritation or dryness of the mouth and throat (inhaled salbutamol only).
Hypokalaemia (low blood potassium levels), and can lead to muscle cramps and weakness, and in severe cases it can cause death as patients stop breathing
Bronchospasm (inhaled salbutamol only).
If any of these persist or you consider them severe then inform your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms: low blood pressure (hypotension), collapse, increasing in wheezing or shortness of breath after dosing.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
The Yellow Card Scheme allows you to report suspected side effects from any type of medicine (which includes vaccines, herbals and over the counter medicines) that you are taking. It is run by the medicines safety watchdog called the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory agency (MHRA). Please report any suspected side effect on the Yellow Card Scheme website.