Why choose Ventolin?
Ventolin is the only alcohol-free salbutamol reliever inhaler available in New Zealand.1-3 It’s the alcohol-free inhaler Kiwis have turned to for decades to relieve asthma symptoms.
So breathe easy and ask your pharmacist for Ventolin by name. Yes, you will pay a little bit more, but it’s worth it.
Ventolin (salbutamol)1 – trusted asthma relief
If you have asthma, you’ll know that symptoms can come on quickly, and when they do, reassurance can be found in Ventolin’s alcohol-free blue reliever inhaler.
It’s often the first step in relieving asthma symptoms like wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest, when they occur.1
Remember if you or your child experiences asthma symptoms get fast relief from Ventolin, a brand you can trust to help you or your child breathe easier within minutes.1
When to use it
Ventolin is a reliever medication used for the relief of acute asthma symptoms.1
Frequent use of the reliever inhaler (more than twice a week) could mean that your asthma management is not as good as it could be, and may be a reason to ask your doctor about optimising your asthma treatment.4 A preventer inhaler can help keep asthma under control so that symptoms don’t disrupt your day-to-day life.4
Why use a spacer with your inhaler?
A spacer is a plastic tube you attach to your inhaler to make it easier to use and more effective. The spacer makes it easier for the medication to reach the lungs, and also means less medication gets deposited in the mouth and throat, where it can lead to irritation. There are fully funded spacers in various sizes that may be available from your doctor.5
Benefits of Ventolin1-3
So help relieve symptoms of asthma by choosing alcohol-free Ventolin.
Make sure to ask your pharmacist for Ventolin by name, to ensure you are given Ventolin.
Ventolin is a partially funded Prescription Medicine. You will need to pay a part charge for this medicine, which may vary across pharmacies.5
Safety information: Do not use your Ventolin CFC-Free inhaler if you have ever had an allergic reaction to salbutamol or any of the other ingredients in your inhaler. Common side-effects of Ventolin include: Headache, nausea, and mouth or throat irritation. This is not the full list. In a few people, the medicine in Ventolin CFC-Free inhaler may affect their blood potassium levels.
References: 1. GlaxoSmithKline New Zealand Ventolin Data Sheet. GSK NZ; 2021. Available at https://medsafe.govt.nz/profs/datasheet/v/ventolinCFC-freeinh.pdf. 2. Mylan Respigen Data Sheet. Mylan New Zealand; 2019. Available at https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/datasheet/r/respigeninh.pdf 3. REX SalAir Data Sheet. REX Medical; 2017. Available at https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/s/SalAirNoDoseCounterinh.pdf 4. Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Report. Global strategy for asthma management and prevention, 2021. Available at: http://www.ginasthma.org/ Accessed March 2022. 5. Pharmac, Pharmaceutical Schedule August 2022.
Ventolin (salbutamol) is available as an alcohol-free and CFC-free inhaler, 100mcg per actuation. Ventolin is a partially funded Prescription Medicine. You will need to pay a part charge for this medicine, which may vary across pharmacies. Ventolin is a short-acting bronchodilator used for the relief of acute asthma symptoms. Use strictly as directed. Do not use Ventolin if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients in the preparation. This medicine has risks and benefits. Tell your doctor: If you feel that the medicine has become less effective or you are using more than usual, have hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or if you are taking any other medicine or herbal remedy. Side Effects: Headache, nausea, shaky or tense feeling, fast or irregular heartbeat, ‘warm’ feeling (caused by blood vessels expanding under the skin), mouth or throat irritation, shortness of breath or wheezing. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your doctor, pharmacist or health care professional. For more information see Ventolin Consumer Medicine Information at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Normal doctor’s charges apply. Ask your doctor if Ventolin is right for you. Trademarks are owned by or licensed to the GSK group of companies. ©2022 GSK group of companies. Marketed by GlaxoSmithKline NZ Limited, Auckland. Adverse events involving GlaxoSmithKline products should be reported to GSK Medical Information on 0800 808 500. TAPS NP18259-PM-NZ-SLB-WCNT-220001. Date of Approval: 09 2022. Date of Expiry: 09 2024.