Salair

The Reliever Inhaler

Salair Hero
  • Salair is a reliever inhaler containing Salbutamol (as sulphate)
  • It is available in one strength 100 mcg. 
  • Each inhaler has 200 doses.

Salair Inhaler is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and other asthma-like conditions. Discuss your asthma symptoms with your doctor or pharmacist and ask whether Salair Inhaler is the appropriate choice for you.

 

To download the Salair Product Brochure and to find out how to use and clean your inhaler, click here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SALAIR INHALER

What is Salair Inhaler?

Salair Inhaler contains 100 mcg Salbutamol (as sulphate), an asthma medication that opens up the airways in your lungs.

What is Salair Inhaler used for?

Salair Inhaler is a “reliever” inhaler that is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and other asthma-like conditions such as coughing, chest tightness and wheezing.

Salair Inhaler is also used for prevention of asthma symptoms brought on by exercise or exposure to allergens, such as animal fur, pollen or household dust.

Salair Inhaler is used for the prevention and treatment of bronchospasm. Salair Inhaler provides short-acting (4-6 hours) bronchodilation with fast onset of action. It is suitable for long-term use in the relief and prevention of asthmatic symptoms, such as coughing, chest tightness and wheezing.

Salair is particularly valuable as rescue medication in mild, moderate or severe asthma.

SALAIR INHALER IS A PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE FOR ORAL INHALATION ONLY.

What is Salair inhaler
Does Salair Inhaler work the same as the reliever inhaler that I normally use?

Salair Inhaler contains Salbutamol (as sulphate) as an active medicine. Most reliever inhalers contain Salbutamol (as sulphate) as an active medicine.

If your previous reliever inhaler also uses Salbutamol (as sulphate), then Salair Inhaler can be prescribed to manage the same conditions.

Does Salair Inhaler look the same as the reliever inhaler that I normally use?

Salair Inhaler looks different to other Salbutamol medication in blue inhalers which you may have used in the past. Salair Inhaler has a white cap and a grey body. The canister with the medicine in it has a blue, white, and grey label.

Does Salair look the same
Will Salair Inhaler taste the same as the reliever inhaler that I normally use?

If you have previously used another inhaler, you might notice that the spray from Salair Inhaler tastes or feels different in your mouth, or that the inhaler sounds different when sprayed. This does not affect the way your inhaler works.

Is Salair Inhaler right for me?

Discuss your asthma symptoms with your doctor or pharmacist and ask whether Salair Inhaler is the appropriate choice for you.

Note: If there is an increased need to use Salair Inhaler more frequently then you should contact your doctor or nurse to check on the control of asthma with preventer and symptom controller inhalers.

How do I clean my Salair Inhaler?

The Salair Inhaler plastic actuator must be cleaned at least once a week to ensure that it functions correctly.
Use the following technique to clean your inhaler:

  1. Gently pull the metal canister out of the plastic actuator of the inhaler and take off the mouthpiece dust cap.
    Do NOT put the aluminum canister into water.
  2. Immerse the plastic actuator and the mouthpiece dust cap in warm water.
  3. Rinse the plastic actuator and mouthpiece dust cap under running tap water.
  4. Shake well to remove excess water. Leave to dry in a warm place. Avoid excessive heat.
  5. Replace the aluminum canister and the plastic mouthpiece dust cap.

If soap or detergent is used, the mouthpiece should be thoroughly rinsed in clean water.

It is suggested that the patient has a spare Salair Inhaler so that it can be used if required while the other inhaler is drying.

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How much does Salair Inhaler cost?

Salair Inhaler is fully funded. As per the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule, from 1st January 2013, everyone who is eligible for publicly funded health and disability services should in most circumstances pay only $5.00 for subsidised medicines.1

Salair Inhaler, PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE. Salair Inhaler contains 100 mcg of Salbutamol per actuation (or dose). Salair Inhaler contains 200 actuations. Salair Inhaler is a “reliever” inhaler that is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and other asthma-like conditions such as coughing, chest tightness and wheezing. Salair Inhaler looks different to other Salbutamol medication in blue inhalers which you may have used in the past. Salair Inhaler has a white cap and a grey body.

Salair Inhaler has risks and benefits. Tell your doctor before using Salair Inhaler if you: are allergic to salbutamol or any of the other ingredients in this inhaler; have had to discontinue using Salair Inhaler in the past or other medication for asthma; have an allergy to any dyes, preservatives, foods or other medication; have had difficulty with your liver in the past; have had difficulty with your kidneys in the past; are pregnant or intending to become pregnant; are breastfeeding; have any diseases affecting your heart or blood vessels; have a thyroid condition; have low potassium levels in your blood; have diabetes; are taking ANY other medicines.

If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking Salair Inhaler and seek immediate medical attention as you may be allergic to the medicine: itching, rash or reddened skin; swelling of the eye lids, lips, face or throat; low blood pressure; collapse; increase in wheezing and shortness of breath immediately after using your inhaler. If you experience any of the following side effects advise your nurse, pharmacist or doctor but do not discontinue using your Salair Inhaler: trembling; increased heart rate; headache; muscle cramps; irritation in mouth and throat; flushing; increased activity; hyperactivity in adolescents.

Salair Inhaler should not be used to manage premature labor or miscarriage.

Always use Salair Inhaler exactly as your doctor or asthma nurse has told you. Salair Inhaler is for oral inhalation only. If you have any concerns, discuss them with your doctor or asthma nurse. Discuss your asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms with your doctor or pharmacist and ask whether Salair Inhaler is the appropriate choice for you.

Salair Inhaler is fully funded. Standard doctor’s fees and pharmacy charges apply.

Distributed by REX Medical Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand.