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Pulvinal

Pulvinal is a powder treatment for asthma. It is taken with an inhaler in response to when asthma symptoms emerge or it can be used to avoid symptoms occurring when the user is about to be exposed to something that triggers their condition.


This medication contains an ingredient called Salbutamol which is popularly used in treatments for asthma. When the powder is inhaled, it helps to open the airways in the lungs, making breathing easier during times where it might be difficult due to asthma symptoms like chest tightness or wheezing. Pulvinal can be taken by adults and children aged 4 years or above.



Pulvinal Patient Information Leaflet

Last Patient Information Leaflet: 20/01/2020



This medicine isn't available to request via our online service. The only treatments that we can prescribe for asthma are Ventolin , Salamol , Salamol Easi Breathe Inhaler , Airomir , and Bricanyl . If you are still having trouble with your symptoms please visit the NHS website for services in your area.

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What is Pulvinal?

Pulvinal Salbutamol is an inhalation powder used for relieving the symptoms of mild, moderate or severe asthma and other chest illnesses. It can also be used to avoid asthma symptoms brought on by exercise or other ‘triggers’ such as pollen, cigarette smoke, house dust or dogs.

This reliever medication comes in an inhaler that is used when required by those that experience asthma symptoms. It can be used once symptoms flare up or even as a precautionary measure when the user knows they are going to encounter a ‘trigger’ imminently.

How does Pulvinal work?

This medication contains the active ingredient salbutamol, which belongs in a group of medicines known as bronchodilators or relievers. Salbutamol helps those with asthma by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the small air passages found within the lungs. This helps to open up the airways in order to relieve chest tightness, wheezing and coughing, which makes breathing easier.

How do I take Pulvinal?

Pulvinal is only meant to be used for the relief of your asthma symptoms. You may have other medicines that you’ll take regularly in order to prevent the symptoms of asthma emerging.

When relief of asthma symptoms is required, one puff (200 micrograms) from the inhaler is taken. If you know you’re set to encounter a trigger imminently (from exercise or an animal, for instance), one puff from the inhaler should be taken 10-15 minutes before exercise or exposure to a trigger. When you take a puff, you should wait at least four hours before taking the next one. Don’t take more than 4 puffs (800 micrograms) in any 24-hour period. These instructions apply to adults, adolescents aged 12 or over and children aged 4 to 11.

Your doctor/nurse/pharmacist and information leaflet will provide instructions on how to use your inhaler correctly. You should follow these instructions on how to use the medication carefully and listen to advice on how to take care of your inhaler properly. There are certain tips about using an inhaler like this one that are always worth remembering:

  • Keep the inhaler upright while loading the dose and following administration steps.
  • When you can see a red ring at the bottom of the container, that’s a sign that the inhaler needs to be replaced. If you use the inhaler while this red ring is visible, you may not get the correct dosage.
  • Always replace the inhaler cap when you have used the inhaler, but if the inhaler cap is left off for short periods (24 hours or less), then the inhaler should still be ok to use.
  • During use, regularly wipe the inhaler’s mouthpiece with a fibre-free tissue or soft cloth.
  • An indicator that you’ve received your dose and the substance has reached your lungs is when you can feel a slightly sweet-tasting powder in your mouth after inhalation.

What are the side effects of Pulvinal?

Numerous side effects have the potential to emerge when using Pulvinal, but the vast majority are rare and you may not notice any side effects at all. The two most common side effects reported are headaches and feeling shaky after using this treatment. If you do experience side effects while taking Pulvinal, you should let your doctor know and they will advise accordingly. However, you should not stop taking this treatment unless your doctor tells you to.

In the long term, abnormally low levels of potassium in the blood (hypokalaemia) can be caused by regular use of reliever inhalers like this particular one. This issue can cause you to feel weak and thirsty and these effects can get worse during an acute asthma attack. Because of this, your doctor may need to carry out blood tests on you from time to time while your prescribed Pulvinal.

Can I take Pulvinal?

You should avoid taking Pulvinal if you are allergic to salbutamol or any of the other ingredients contained in the inhaler. You should check with your doctor if it’s okay to use this inhaler if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding. This medication should never be taken to treat premature labour or a threatened miscarriage.

Taking Pulvinal requires special care, so you should tell your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • An over-active thyroid gland
  • You suffer from any disease of the heart
  • Chest pains
  • Your asthma appears to be getting worse (e.g. you are wheezier or your asthma shows no sign of getting better despite the treatment you’re taking)

You should check with your doctor about using this product if you know you’re intolerant to some sugars. Pulvinal Salbutamol contains lactose monohydrate. There are also certain other medicines which can clash with the effects of Pulvinal, so let your doctor know if you are taking anything prescribed or from over the counter before you begin using the inhaler. It’s particularly important to inform your doctor if you’re using any of the following medication:

  • Beta-blockers (like propranolol) or water tablets (like diuretics) used for high blood pressure or a heart condition
  • Other asthma treatments like theophylline, aminophylline or steroids
  • Antidepressants, especially monoamine oxidase inhibitors

What if I take too much Pulvinal?

If you accidentally take more puffs than you should then you should let your doctor know as soon as possible. You may notice that your heart is beating faster than normal and you may begin to feel shaky. These effects typically disappear after a few hours.

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