Safety Information

Contraindications for inhalation with Ventolin

The instruction for the use of Ventolin indicates limitations in the administration of the solution:

  • The use of the Ventolin inhaler is contraindicated in cases of high sensitivity to components or individual intolerance to Ventolin.
  • The drug is not prescribed for children under 1.5 years.
  • The solution should not be used during pregnancy. There is an assumption that the drug causes fetal development anomalies such as cleft palate, malformations of the arms and legs.
  • Ventolin penetrates into breast milk, so it is not prescribed for women during lactation. If there are no alternative therapeutic methods, then it is necessary to stop natural feeding and feed the child artificial nutrition during the treatment with Ventolin inhaler.

The Ventolin solution is prescribed with caution to patients who have a history of such diseases:

  • functional disorders of the thyroid gland;
  • chronic heart failure;
  • hypertonic disease;
  • functioning benign tumor of the adrenal glands.

The drug is not compatible with other sympathomimetics such as ephedrine, tyramine, and phenamine.


When using Ventolin in high doses, a blood pressure decrease, increased heart rate, vomiting, muscle tremor, and agitation may develop. In severe cases, convulsions, hallucinations, and respiratory alkalosis may develop. The treatment should be symptomatic in the case of overdose. To ease the patient’s condition, the drugs of the group consisting of cardioselective beta-blockers are administered.


  • The treatment method with Ventolin is determined by the attending physician. He sets the dosage of the drug and in some cases must monitor the progress of the procedures.
  • If the effect of the usual dose of Ventolin becomes less effective or less prolonged (the effect of the drug should last at least 3 hours), the patient should consult a doctor.
  • Ventolin is not prescribed in the case of the increased sensitivity to Albuterol.
  • The use of Ventolin inhalers is contraindicated for the treatment of children under half a year old.
  • The increased need for the use of inhaled b2-adrenoreceptors agonists with short duration of action to control the symptoms of bronchial asthma indicates an exacerbation of the disease. The patient’s treatment plan should be reviewed. Sudden and progressive deterioration of bronchial asthma can pose a threat to the patient’s life, so in such cases, it is necessary to decide whether to prescribe or increase the dose of glucocorticosteroids. It is recommended to monitor the peak exhalation rate daily in such patients.
  • Ventolin should be used with caution in patients with thyrotoxicosis.
  • A simultaneous use of Ventolin and nonselective b-adrenergic blockers such as propranolol is not recommended.
  • Pregnant women should not take this drug if there is a threat of premature birth or miscarriage. The instructions to Ventolin state that, in some cases, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers have the opportunity to treat with this medication. Such a possibility is allowed only in cases where the effect on the patient’s health is significantly greater than the risk that the child may have.
  • Using high doses of Ventolin in case of exacerbation of asthma may lead to the fact that each subsequent suffocation attack becomes severer than the previous one. In case of an intense suffocation attack, the patient should observe the interval of at least twenty minutes between inhalations. In the absence of a minimal effect of inhalation or the appearance of heart rhythm disturbances, tachycardia, severe tremor, further uncontrolled use of the drug is contraindicated and a patient should consult a doctor.
  • There are no special instructions or warnings about the simultaneous intake of alcoholic beverages and Ventolin.