Salbutamol belongs to the class of drugs known as ronchodilators. It is used in the treatment of bronchospasm caused by reversible obstructive pulmonary disease.
The drug is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath due to problems such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The drug can be administered in patients of age 4 years or more. Salbutamol has shown to create an effect on the beta-2 adrenergic receptors and thereby leads to a series of changes, which leads to relaxation of all the muscles in the airway, from the trachea to the terminal bronchioles, thereby easing the breathing process.
Dosage and administration
This drug has an effect of 4 to 6 hours. Its dose depends on an individual's age and the body's response to the drug. For adults, the dose is 12 to 32 mg/day, in three divided doses. 3 to 8 mg/day for children of 2 to 6 years of age (in three divided doses) and 6 to 8 mg/day for children of 6 to 12 years of age (in three divided doses). Increasing the regular dose of the drug beyond the prescribed dose may worsen the asthmatic conditions. Strictly follow your doctor's orders.
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