Why does Ventolin never help me?

That’s a question from my search-engine list. First of all, a little information. Ventolin, the brand name of the Salbutamol inhaler, is the gold standard for inhalers. It is used in hospitals for spirometry testing, and for the more complex Pulmonary Function Laboratory tests.

The way to tell if Ventolin really isn’t helping is to get your doctor to run a spirometry test before and after using your inhaler, bearing in mind that you need to wait 20 minutes after taking it, or use your own peak flow meter.

There are several reasons why Ventolin may not help, not the least being misdiagnosis of asthma.

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One dose of Ventolin does nothing – shock report!

In a mind-boggling outbreak of cobblers, Professor Somnath Mukhopadhyay, from Brighton and Professor Colin Palmer, from Edinburgh, have announced that one in ten children have a gene that prevents Salbutamol (Ventolin), acting when taken once a day.

Once a day? Ffs, one dose a day will do bugger all for anyone.

Salbutamol is Continue reading