Indications : Salmolin® is indicated in asthma, chronic bronchitis, chest pain and bronchospasm. It is also indicated in the management of premature labour.
Dosage & Administration : Over 12 years : ½ – 1 tablet (2 – 4 mg) or 1 – 2 teaspoonful 3 to 4 times daily. Maximum single dose is 8 mg.
6 to 12 years : ½ tablet (2 mg) or 1 teaspoonful 3 to 4 times daily.
2 to 6 years : 1 – 2 mg or ½ – 1 teaspoonful 3 to 4 times daily.
Under 2 years : 100 micrograms / kg body weight, 4 times daily.
Fine tremor of skeletal muscle occurs in some patients. This effect is dose related. Sometimes stimulation may be exposed to the action of salbutamol on skeletal muscle which is not due to direct CNS stimulation. Care should be taken with patients suffering from hypertension, myocardial insufficiency, and if no compelling reasons exists it should be avoided.
Salbutamol should not be used together with β-blocking drugs. It is also contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to Salbutamol.
Unnecessary administration of the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy should be avoided. Caution is advised in patients suffering from thyrotoxicosis.