All the complaints you said are those related to bronchial asthma. U do not classify asthma only by wheezing or cough. Carry out a pulmonary function test and a chest x-ray. Tell your doctor that salbutamol is not helping.
salbutamol is generic ventolin. So don't worry, you are getting the correct mediation. :)
You should let your doctor know that the inhaler isn't helping that much and maybe go for tests to determine whether you actually have asthma or not
Salbutamol is essential for asthma. If the salbutamol is not working, then you have to get it changed form your doctor and use long term inhaled corticosteroids. Thanks
Ok, I stand corrected. Albuterol is called albuterol outside the US.
Hehe .... In Canada we have branded ventolin (only brand I know though because it's the one I use), also called albuterol which is also called salbutamol.
tis confusing :)
In the states we have several versions of albuterol - Proair, Proventil, Ventolin, Maxair (technically pributerol) and a purified version Xopenex (technically levalbuterol). All of them Xopenex is the only one that does not go by albuterol. No generics because of the cfc ban. We do have generic albuterol neb solution. The Xopenex doesn't cause the shakiness that the other versions do and can be more effective. I wonder if that is what part of my problem has been? hmmmmm... I am going to ask for a sample of Xopenex to try for odor exposures again.