- Hypokalaemia (high dose)
Contraiindication: Hypersensitivity to Salbutamol and other sympathomimetic amines.
- Myocardial insufficiency
Interaction: Beclomethasone, Theophylline: Enhances respiratory function. Beta-blockers: Inhibit bronchodilator effect. Diuretics and Xanthines: Increased risk of hypokalemia. Digitalis: Increased risk of digitalis toxicity when salbutamol is given in hilgh doses due to hypokalaemia.
Servings: Adult: Oral: Immediate release tablet: 2 - 4 mg every 6 - 8 hours daily, maximum dose 32mg / day Sustained release tablets: 8 mg / day in 2 divided doses and if sufficient response does not obtained then dose can be gradually increased to 16mg / day in 2 divided doses Children: 6 - 14 years Syrup: 6 - 8mg / day in 3 - 4 divided doses and if needed dose can be increased maximum up to 24mg / day Uterine Relaxant: (I.V) 4 to 32 mcg/minutes