This service should only be used by people with a confirmed Asthma diagnosis by their regular doctor. You should not use a salbutamol inhaler (blue inhaler) solely to control or manage your asthma, especially if you are using it more than 3 times a week. If you feel your asthma symptoms are not adequately controlled or worsening, you should see your regular doctor immediately.
We are required as part of this service to notify your regular GP of any salbutamol supplies made. This service should not replace your regular annual reviews with your GP. If we feel you are using this service too frequently we may call you. We reserve the right to refuse supply and should this be the case, you will be refunded in full.
In order to supply you with this service, the following must apply
We offer 2 types of inhalers via this platform
During an asthma or wheezing attack, the passages into the lungs become narrower making it harder to breath and can cause symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. Salbutamol (the active ingredient in blue inhalers) helps by causing the airways to open up for a short period, thereby reducing restriction of air into the lungs and relieving symptoms. For this reason, it is also sometimes referred to as a reliever. In most cases, asthmatics require a preventer inhaler in the form of a steroid inhaler. If you have your preventer inhaler than it is vital you take this regularly to prevent any asthma flare ups or attacks.
You can take ONE or TWO puffs of your blue (salbutamol) inhaler up to a maximum of four times a day. Each puff should be separated by at least 1 minute. If any of the following apply to you then you must arrange to see your doctor.
Common side effects
More than 1 in 100 people have these side effects after taking 1 or 2 puffs of their inhaler:
These side effects aren't dangerous and they should soon go away. Contact your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or persist.