Ventolin and Salamol salbutamol inhalers for asthma(UK only).
|Ventolin Evohaler||1 metered aerosol inhaler||£8.50|
|Ventolin Evohaler||2 metered aerosol inhalers||£14.80|
|Salamol Easi-Breathe||1 breath actuated inhaler||£15.80|
|Salamol Easi-Breathe||2 breath actuated inhalers||£27.50|
Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.
Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.
If you have your own private or NHS paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).
Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.
|Order value||Prescription fee|
|up to £10||£1.00|
|up to £20||£3.00|
|up to £50||£5.00|
|up to £100||£8.00|
|Ventolin inhaler||Dr Fox*||Lloyds||Dr Ed||Pharmacy2U||Health Express||Med Express|
|Ventolin Evohaler (x2)||£14.80||£24.95||£24.99||£23.00||£25.95||£23.99|
|Salamol inhaler||Dr Fox*||Oxford Online Pharmacy||Health Express||Dr Felix|
|Salamol Easi-Breathe (x2)||£27.50||£40.70||£49.95||£27.45|
If you already use a salbutamol inhaler (blue inhaler), we may be able to supply you with a repeat inhaler online.
This service does not replace your doctor's surgery. Regular asthma clinic check-ups with a doctor or nurse are required every year, or sometimes more frequently.
We do NOT supply steroid inhalers or other asthma medicines, only salbutamol inhalers.
Salbutamol brand names
Salbutamol inhalers (blue inhalers/relievers) are made by different drug companies under different brand names. All the following brands are 'salbutamol inhalers'. They are all the same strength.
Ventolin Evohaler, Ventolin Accuhaler, Salamol Easi-Breathe, Airomir Autohaler, Airomir Aerosol inhalation, Asmasal Clickhaler, Salbulin Novolizer Salamol and Salbumalin, salbutamol Easyhaler Salbutamol, and Pulvinal.
Inhalers available from Dr Fox
Dr Fox supplies two different sorts of salbutamol inhalers. You should select the sort of salbutamol inhaler you are familiar with at the end of the consultation, either a 'metered aerosol' or 'breath actuated' inhaler.
Ventolin Evohaler is a 'metered aerosol' and delivers 100mcg of salbutamol per puff when the end of the inhaler is pushed down.
Ventolin Evohaler Patient Leaflet
Salamol Easi-Breathe is a 'breath actuated' inhaler releases 100mcg salbutamol per puff triggered by a sucking action on the mouth piece of the inhaler.
Salamol Easibreathe Patient Leaflet
A third type of inhaler, which comes in different strengths, delivers salbutamol to the lungs as fine inhaled powder. We do NOT supply this type of salbutamol inhaler.
Eligibility for online supply
We supply salbutamol inhalers only if patients:
- Have used salbutamol inhalers before
- Have had an asthma/breathing check with a doctor or nurse within past 12 months
- Have no recent worsening in breathing symptoms
Limits on supply
Our doctors usually allow only an average of one inhaler to be ordered per month. If you order more frequently you will need to provide extra information to our doctors. Full refunds are given if doctors decline a request for an inhaler.
People who require more than one inhaler per month may need alternative or additional treatments, possibly inhaled steroids or other medicines, including tablets, which Dr Fox does not supply.
If we cannot supply your inhaler, it does NOT mean you do not need one.
Aerosols cannot be posted outside the UK as they are restricted postal items. Please do not order if you are outside the UK.
Inhaler technique – how to use
Salbutamol is effective only if it is inhaled into the lungs where it is active. Inhaler technique (how to use an inhaler) is usually explained in asthma clinics. See also demonstration videos for metered aerosol and breath actuated, and the 'patient information leaflets' supplied with inhalers.
Asthma must be treated with respect. Relief of symptoms usually starts within a few minutes of using a salbutamol inhaler and normally lasts for at least 4 hours; otherwise urgent medical help should be sought.
You should seek urgent medical help if:
- You need to use your salbutamol more than 4 times daily.
- Your inhaler relieves symptoms for less than 4 hours.
- Your breathing is getting worse, despite using treatment.
- You get chest pains or increasing tightness in the chest after using your inhaler.
You are advised to have an early check-up with a nurse or doctor if:
- You need to use your salbutamol inhaler more than a 2 or 3 times a week.
- You are having ongoing breathing symptoms such as a cough at night, uncontrolled shortness of breath, or worsening breathing symptoms.
Ventolin Evohaler and Salamol Easi-Breathe are both prescription only medicine – our doctors will issue the prescription online direct to our pharmacy.
Inhaled salbutamol opens up air passages and relieves chest tightness. Its effects start within minutes and last up to 6 hours. Salbutamol is used to treat asthma and other breathing problems and is the single most widely prescribed asthma medicine. Salbutamol can be used on its own or in combination with other inhalers and tablets.
About asthma treatment
The chest tightness and coughing in asthma is caused by narrowing and inflammation of the air passages in the lungs.
Asthma symptoms tend to come and go. A flare up of symptoms may be triggered by a virus infection, a reaction or allergy, or stress or even vigorous exercise. Every person's asthma/breathing problems are different.
Mild occasional symptoms are usually treated with salbutamol inhalers (relievers). More severe symptoms require the addition of inhalers containing steroids (preventers). Steroid inhalers reduce inflammation in the lungs. The dose of inhaled steroids can be increased and decreased as required. Some people only need to use steroids from time to time when their breathing problems flare up.
If salbutamol inhalers and steroid inhalers together are not enough, there are other inhalers and medicines which can be added. These include prednisilone tablets and long acting reliever inhalers.Buy treatment
Dr Fox supplies salbutamol inhalers on prescription – you are required to answer a short medical questionnaire before your order can be completed.
Authored 18 April 2013 by Dr Tony Steele, MB ChB
Reviewed 28 November 2016 by Dr B. Babor, MB ChB
Last updated 1 December 2016
The order process
Answer short medical questionnaire
Choose treatment, register, and pay
Doctor issues prescription online
Medicine posted direct from pharmacy
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