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Compatibility of nebuliser solution combinations

22 June 2022Guidance on what to consider when mixing nebuliser solutions and advice on which combinations are compatible.

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for obstructive airways disease

25 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Bronchodilators Most bronchodilators are considered to…

Ethanol content of inhalers – What is the significance?

13 December 2019Ethanol is included as an excipient in many commonly prescribed inhalers, including some licensed for use in children.  Patients may have ethical, religious or cultural…

Memo: Drug interactions with senna or salbutamol increasing the risk of torsade de pointes

7 February 2018This memo for prescribers and pharmacy staff has been produced in response to questions from primary care prescribers and pharmacists concerned about seemingly innocuous drug combinations…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

Ventmax SRChiesi Ltd

Chiesi Ltd
Ventmax SR
Capsule m/r 4mg, 8mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Protect from light
There are no theoretical concerns with the product. Protect from light.
29 September 2015

genericActavis UK Ltd

Actavis UK Ltd
generic
Tablets 2mg, 4mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store in a dry place. Protect from light.
29 September 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Inhalation

Inhalation
Yes
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Synonym: albuterol
Selective beta2 agonist bronchodilator
No published evidence of safety
Low levels anticipated in milk due to the drug’s properties
Extensive experience of safe use in breastfeeding
Used in infants >1 month
30 July 2020

Oral

Oral
Yes
Salbutamol/ Terbutaline inhaler
Synonym: albuterol
Selective beta2 agonist bronchodilator
No published evidence of safety
Higher milk levels than after inhalation administration expected
Used in infants >1 month
30 July 2020

Parenteral

Parenteral
Salbutamol inhaler/oral
Synonym: albuterol
Selective beta2 agonist bronchodilator
No published evidence of safety
Higher milk levels than after inhalation or oral administration expected
Monitor infant for tremor and irritability
30 July 2020