Ventolin is used for treating or preventing breathing problems in patients who have asthma or certain other airway diseases. Most people with asthma use an inhaler to take their asthma medicines. An inhaler is very effective because it helps you breathe your medicine straight into your lungs where it's needed. Using an inhaler means you get the medicine quickly. You're also likely to get fewer side effects when you use an inhaler to get medicine into your airways, because not much of the medicine is absorbed into the rest of your body. Asthma is a common and treatable disease, which can have a significant effect on quality of life. Medical experts now agree that the level of asthma control is important in determining the best asthma treatment required. An inhaler (or puffer or Asthma Pump in UK English) is a medical device used for delivering medication into the body via the lungs. It is mainly used in the treatment of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Zanamivir (Relenza), used to treat influenza, must be administered via inhaler.
To reduce deposition in the mouth and throat, and to reduce the need for precise synchronization of the start of inhalation with actuation of the device, MDIs are sometimes used with a complementary spacer or holding chamber device. Decongestant inhalers are popular over-the-counter remedies for nasal congestion in the upper respiratory tract