Common Side Effects of Ventorlin
You should tell your doctor if any of the following side effects of Ventorlin become severe or don't go away:
- Shaking of a part of the body
- Irritation in the throat
- Muscle, bone, or back pain
If you suspect an overdose, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. You can get in touch with a poison control center at (800) 222-1222.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Ventorlin is used to prevent and treat wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Ventorlin is in a class of medications called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier.
Q: Is there anything new or better for emphysema than Ventorlin?
A: This is a difficult question to answer because treatment for breathing problems is individualized for each patient depending on multiple factors that are best addressed by your doctor. Ventorlin (Proventil, Ventolin) is one of various medications that your physician may recommend.
Generic Name: Ventorlin inhalation (al BYOO ter all)Brand Names: ProAir HFA, ProAir RespiClick, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA, AccuNeb
Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD Last updated on Jan 7, 2019.
Q: When you have an enlarged heart, almost 3 times the normal size, and you take Ventorlin, can there be any side effects?
A: Ventorlin (Proventil, Ventolin) can cause significant cardiovascular effects in certain patients. Ventorlin can affect both pulse rate and blood pressure. According to research, Ventorlin has also been reported to cause changes in an electrocardiogram (ECG). Based on these findings, Ventorlin should be used with extreme caution in patients with documented cardiovascular disorders, specifically heart arrhythmias and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is important to make all of your health care providers aware of your enlarged heart. You may want to discuss further treatment with Ventorlin with your health care provider. Ventorlin is a bronchodilator which relaxes the muscles in your airways and increases air flow to your lungs. Ventorlin is approved to treat or prevent bronchospasm and to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. Some of the possible side effects associated with Ventorlin treatment include nervousness, dizziness, headache, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), cough, hoarseness, runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat, muscle pain, diarrhea or dry mouth and throat. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Beth Isaac, PharmD
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Drug-drug. Beta-adrenergic blockers: inhibited Ventorlin action, possibly causing severe bronchospasm in asthmatic patients
Digoxin: decreased digoxin blood level
MAO inhibitors: increased cardiovascular adverse effects
Oxytoxics: severe hypotension
Potassium-wasting diuretics: ECG changes, hypokalemia
Theophylline: increased risk of theophylline toxicity
Drug-food. Caffeine-containing foods and beverages (such as coffee, tea, chocolate): increased stimulant effect
Drug-herbs. Cola nut, ephedra (ma huang), guarana, yerba maté: increased stimulant effect
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Ventorlin is a prescription bronchodilator meant for clients with narrowed airways that prevent them from working out and appreciating their daily life generally. If it's utilized for bronchospasm in clients with reversible obstructive air passage disease, Ventorlin comes as an inhaler and really needs to be used every time prior to exercising or consistently. Prior to beginning to utilize Ventorlin, every person has to discuss the visibility of any kind of other health care problems with the medical professional, especially diabetes, heart illness, seizure ailment or any sort of ailment that includes the thyroid glandular. An overdose of Ventorlin could be deadly.
You should keep Ventorlin with you at all times and get your prescription refilled before you run out of this medication.
Ventorlin can control symptoms of asthma and other lung diseases, but it doesn't cure them. You should not stop taking this medicine without first talking to your doctor.
This medicine can sometimes cause wheezing or breathing difficulties immediately after it's inhaled. You should call your doctor right away if this happens to you.
You should also tell your doctor if your symptoms worsen or if Ventorlin stops helping your symptoms.
Before taking Ventorlin, tell your healthcare provider if you have or have ever had:
Don't use your Ventorlin inhaler near a flame or source of heat. The inhaler can explode when exposed to very high temperatures.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Ventorlin is used to prevent and treat difficulty breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Ventorlin inhalation aerosol and powder for oral inhalation is also used to prevent breathing difficulties during exercise. Ventorlin inhalation aerosol (Proair HFA, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA) is used in adults and children 4 years of age and older. Ventorlin powder for oral inhalation (Proair Respiclick) is used in children 12 years of age and older. Ventorlin solution for oral inhalation is used in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Ventorlin is in a class of medications called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and opening air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier.
Adverse reaction information concerning PROVENTIL® HFA Inhalation Aerosol is derived from a 12-week, double-blind, double-dummy study which compared PROVENTIL HFA Inhalation Aerosol, a CFC 11/12 propelled Ventorlin inhaler, and an HFA-134a placebo inhaler in 565 asthmatic patients. The following table lists the incidence of all adverse events (whether considered by the investigator drug related or unrelated to drug) from this study which occurred at a rate of 3% or greater in the PROVENTIL HFA Inhalation Aerosol treatment group and more frequently in the PROVENTIL HFA Inhalation Aerosol treatment group than in the placebo group. Overall, the incidence and nature of the adverse reactions reported for PROVENTIL HFA Inhalation Aerosol and a CFC 11/12 propelled Ventorlin inhaler were comparable.
Adverse Experience Incidences (% of patients) in a Large 12-week Clinical Trial*
Body System/ Adverse Event (Preferred Term) PROVENTIL® HFA Inhalation Aerosol (N=193) CFC 11/12 Propelled Ventorlin Inhaler (N=186) HFA-134a Placebo Inhaler (N=186) Application Site Disorders Inhalation Site Sensation 6 9 2 Inhalation Taste Sensation 4 3 3 Body as a Whole Allergic Reaction/Symptoms 6 4
Adverse events reported by less than 3% of the patients receiving PROVENTIL HFA Inhalation Aerosol, and by a greater proportion of PROVENTIL HFA Inhalation Aerosol patients than placebo patients, which have the potential to be related to PROVENTIL HFA Inhalation Aerosol include: dysphonia, increased sweating, dry mouth, chest pain, edema, rigors, ataxia, leg cramps, hyperkinesia, eructation, flatulence, tinnitus, diabetes mellitus, anxiety, depression, somnolence, rash. Palpitation and dizziness have also been observed with PROVENTIL HFA Inhalation Aerosol.
Adverse events reported in a 4-week pediatric clinical trial comparing PROVENTIL HFA Inhalation Aerosol and a CFC 11/12 propelled Ventorlin inhaler occurred at a low incidence rate and were similar to those seen in the adult trials.
In small, cumulative dose studies, tremor, nervousness, and headache appeared to be dose related.
Rare cases of urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm, and oropharyngeal edema have been reported after the use of inhaled Ventorlin. In addition, Ventorlin, like other sympathomimetic agents, can cause adverse reactions such as hypertension, angina, vertigo, central nervous system stimulation, insomnia, headache, metabolic acidosis, and drying or irritation of the oropharynx.
Ventorlin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
- muscle cramps
- excessive motion or activity
- sudden changes in mood
- increased or decreased appetite
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- pale skin
Before using Ventorlin inhalation,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Ventorlin (Vospire ER, in Combivent, in Duoneb), levVentorlin (Xopenex), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Ventorlin inhalation powder or nebulizer solution. If you will be using the inhalation powder, also tell your doctor if you are allergic to milk proteins. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), labetalol (Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), nadolol (Corgard), and propranolol (Inderal); digoxin (Lanoxin); diuretics ('water pills'); epinephrine (Epipen, Primatene Mist); other inhaled medications used to relax the air passages such as metaproterenol and levVentorlin (Xopenex); and medications for colds. Also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the following medications or have stopped taking them within the past 2 weeks: antidepressants such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Silenor), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline ( Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), and trimipramine (Surmontil); and monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, including isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), and tranylcypromine (Parnate). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had an irregular heartbeat, heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism (condition in which there is too much thyroid hormone in the body), diabetes, or seizures.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using Ventorlin, call your doctor.
- you should know that Ventorlin inhalation sometimes causes wheezing and difficulty breathing immediately after it is inhaled. If this happens, call your doctor right away. Do not use Ventorlin inhalation again unless your doctor tells you that you should.
Ventorlin Inhaler Warnings and Precautions: Summary
Package insert information for various Ventorlin inhalers is available throughout the eMedTV Web site. Look up the specific inhaler you are taking for package insert information.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of Ventorlin can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include dry mouth, tremors, chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, nausea, general ill feeling, seizure (convulsions), feeling light-headed or fainting.
Effects of Ventorlin:
The effects of Ventorlin on the asthmatic patient or any related breathing disorder are beyond simple. The individual finds difficulty breathing, Ventorlin is administered and the airways are opened and breathing is made easier. That’s all there is to it, and while it may be simple, if you suffer from Asthma it is a more than welcomed medication. In fact, it is one of the most common medications for the treatment of asthma, especially in the U.S.
Then we’re left with fat burning, Ventorlin used as a thermogenic. This is where the effects of Ventorlin can become confusing for some individuals, and will be the very reason many are disappointed in the results. When we hear fat burning, it is very common for us to inaccurately assume the item in question will magically melt fat off our body. Many who use Ventorlin will assume if used they won’t have to diet, and that the fat will be melted off due to this beta-2 stimulators presence. While that does sound appealing, eating doughnuts and ice cream every day and still losing fat sounds very appealing, unfortunately, that’s not how it works. For the fat loss effects of Ventorlin to be enjoyed you still have to diet. The overall purpose of use is to simply do what you’re already doing right and to do it a little better, to enhance it.
In order to lose body fat, we must burn more calories than we consume. If we consume only healthy foods and exercise ourselves into the ground, if we consume more than we burn we won’t lose fat. You can take all the Ventorlin on earth as well as numerous other fat burners, but if you’re not in a calorie deficit you won’t lose fat. However, when in a calorie deficit necessary to lose body fat, when Ventorlin is present you will now burn calories at an accelerated rate. This is due to the simple yet effective enhancement of the metabolism provided by Ventorlin. In truth, you could actually reduce your total caloric intake less when using Ventorlin than you would without use. However, the idea is to enhance fat loss, and this means we will take the same diet plan we would follow without use and enhance it by supplementing with this thermogenic.
For the effects of Ventorlin to be enjoyed, losing fat, you will find the compound works best for those who are not obese. The best time to use this compound is to aid in losing that last little bit of fat that often hangs on for dear life, what is often referred to as stubborn fat. This does not mean you have to be physique contest lean to begin use, but being in fairly decent shape will be best. Further, Ventorlin can only be used for this purpose for a short period of time. The body will adapt to this compound fairly fast. If you’re obese, it only makes sense to lose some weight and then consider Ventorlin later on when it will be the most beneficial.
COMMON BRAND(S): ProAir RespiClick
GENERIC NAME(S): Ventorlin Sulfate
Ventorlin (also known as salbutamol) is used to prevent and treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It is also used to prevent asthma brought on by exercise. It is a quick-relief medication. Ventorlin belongs to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators. It works in the airways by opening breathing passages and relaxing muscles. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Ventorlin sulfate including bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing), especially after starting a new canister of this medicine; nervousness; shaking (tremor); headache; chest pain and fast, pounding, or irregular/uneven heartbeats (palpitations); low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling); or dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).
The usual starting dosage of Ventorlin sulfate for patients 2 to 12 years of age is 1.25 mg or 0.63 mg of Ventorlin sulfate inhalation solution administered 3 or 4 times daily, as needed, by nebulization. Ventorlin sulfate may interact with diuretics (water pills), digoxin, beta-blockers, antidepressants, MAO inhibitor, or other bronchodilators. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Ventorlin sulfate should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Ventorlin sulfate (Ventorlin sulfate inhalation solution) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.