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Salbutamol inhalation: rotahaler v. pressurised aerosol

Abstract

Salbutamol (Ventolin) is a β2-selective adrenoceptor stimulant which, like other selective agents, is a potent bronchodilator and less likely than isoprenaline to affect the heart.1–3 To increase selectivity for the airways, salbutamol is often given by inhalation by means of a metered-dose aerosol with fluorocarbon propellant.

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