GlaxoSmithKline

Ventolin® HFA

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Description

Product 

Ventolin® HFA

Product Information

Ventolin® HFA is a sympathomimetic (beta agonist) bronchodilator. It works by relaxing and thus expanding the airways in the lungs. 

For

Dogs and Cats

Generic Name

Albuterol Sulfate HFA

Brand Names

Ventolin® HFA, ProAir® HFA

Drug Class

Beta-Adrenergic Agonist

Manufacturer

GlaxoSmithKline

Product Description & Form

Ventolin® HFA 90 mcg, 8 gm: Inhalation aerosol. (NDC 00173-0682-24)

Benefits

  • Bronchodilator that relaxes the bronchial smooth muscle in the airways and provides relief from bronchospasm or cough in dogs and cats
  • Helps treat feline asthma symptoms in cats
  • Each inhaler contains 60 metered inhalations

Active Ingredients

Albuterol sulfate

Inactive Ingredients

Norflurane. 

Usage

Shake well before using. Ventolin® HFA should be administered orally as directed by your veterinarian. A spacer device (AeroDawg® or AeroKat®) is recommended for optimum use.

Missed Doses

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.

Side Effects

Possible side effects may include increased heart rate, tremors, nervousness, and dizziness. If these effects continue and become troublesome, contact your veterinarian.

Drug & Food Interactions

The following lists examples of medicines that can potentially interact with Ventolin® HFA: Beta-blockers, digoxin, inhalation anesthetics, certain anti-depressants (tri-cyclic, MAO inhibitors). Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.

Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. 

Cautions

This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.

Use with caution in pets with diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, seizures, or cardiac disease. Ventolin® HFA aerosol is for oral inhalation only.

Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.

Adverse Reactions

If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.

Storage

Store at 68°F to 77°F in controlled room temperature, excursions permitted between 59° to 86°F. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incincerate. Protect from freezing and prolonged sunlight. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.

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