Sulbutamol - Use | Dose | Side Effects

Sulbutamol belongs to the group of medications called bronchodilators. Salbutamol relaxes the muscles in the walls of the small airways in the lungs and helps them openings. This allows for better air flow and relieves the symptoms such as tightness in the chest, breathing audibly gasp when the wheezing and coughing. Sulbutamolis 2 mg tablets are used to treat breathing problems in people who have asthma or other lung diseases.

Few facts you need to know, before you start using this medicine

Warn your doctor if you are taking other medications, have a chronic illness, some metabolic disorder, you are hypersensitive to medicines or you have had an allergic reaction to some of them.

Do not use this Sulbutamol

  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to salbutamol or any of the other ingredients.

Be careful when applying this medicine

Consult with your doctor before using Sulbutamolis 2 mg tablet:

  • if you have high blood pressure;
  • if you have diabetes;
  • if you have an overactive thyroid gland;
  • if you have a history of heart problems such as irregular or rapid heart beat or angina.

Interactions (The usage of other medicines)

Please note that this information may relate to the medicines that you no longer apply, as well as the medication you are planning to apply in the future. Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently applied any other medicines, including medicines procured without a doctor's prescription. Tell your doctor if you are taking:

  • medication for the treatment of heart disease (eg,¬†propranolol);
  • medicines to treat high blood pressure (guanethidine, reserpine, methyldopa);
  • medicines to treat depression (from the group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants).

Caution should be exercised when applying the medicine with anesthetic agents such as chloroform, cyclopropane, halothane or other halogenated anesthetics.

Taking Sulbutamol with food and liquid

Medicine Sulbutamol can be applied at any time of day, with or without food.

Medicines use during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Before you start to apply some medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, it is possible to become pregnant or breast-feeding. The medicine during pregnancy should be considered only if the expected benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Since salbutamol is probably secreted in breast milk its use in nursing mothers is not recommended unless the potential benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.

Driving and using machines

This medicine does not affect the ability to drive and / or handling machines.

Other Notes

If your doctor told you have an intolerance to some sugars, before you start apply this medicine, consult your doctor.

Medicines use

Apply this medicine exactly as your doctor prescribed to you. If you feel that the medicine is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Sulbutamol 2 mg tablets are intended for oral administration.


Adults: The usual dose is Sulbutamol 4 mg (2 tablets) 3 to 4 times a day. If necessary, dose depending on the tolerability, may be gradually increased up to 8 mg (4 tablets). Children:

  • Children 2 to 6 years: The usual dose is 1 to 2 mg (1 /2 to 1 tablet) 3 to 4 times during the day.
  • Children from 6 to 12 years: The usual dose is 2 mg (1 tablet) 3 to 4 times a day.
  • Children over 12 years: The usual dose is 2 to 4 mg (1 to 2 tablets) 3 to 4 times during the day.

Elderly: The usual dose is 2 mg (1 tablet) 3 to 4 times a day.


If you apply more than the prescribed dose of medication is, consult your doctor or pharmacist! If you apply more than the prescribed dose is, there may be the following symptoms:

  • rapid heartbeat;
  • tremor (shaking).

These symptoms usually stop after a few hours.

If you forget to take Sulbutamol

If you forget to take medication, do not use twice the amount of the medicine later, but continue to use the medicine according to the usual schedule.

If you stop taking this medicine

Apply this medicine for as long as prescribed by the doctor. If you think the effect of this medicine is too weak for you If the medication is usually reduced or shorter duration of action, contact your doctor as soon as possible. There is a possibility that your condition worsened or need medication. Do not use a higher dose of medication unless your doctor has to said. If you have any further questions on the use of the medicine contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Side effects

The following side effects may occur with use of this product: Immune System:

  • Very rare: hypersensitivity reactions including angioedema (swelling of face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing), urticaria (hives), bronchospasm (narrowing of the airways), hypotension (blood pressure lowering) and collapse.

Metabolism and nutrition disorders:

  • Rare: hypokalemia (decrease levels of potassium).

Nervous System Disorders:

  • Very common: tremor (shaking).
  • Common: headache.
  • Very rare: hyperactivity.

Cardiac disorders:

  • Uncommon: tachycardia (accelerated heart rate), palpitations (feeling of intense and increased heart rate).
  • Rare: cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia and beats.
  • Unknown: ischemia (reduced blood flow to the heart muscle).

Spontaneous reports after-marketing , and the incidence of unknown vascular disorders:

  • Rare: peripheral vasodilation (dilation of blood vessels).
  • Disorders of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
  • Common: muscle cramps.
  • Very rare: a sense of muscular tension.

If you notice any side effects in connection with the use of this medicine, you need notify the doctor or pharmacist.

Information on this website are provided for educational purposes only and are not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.