Administering a bronchodilating asthma medicine (Ventoline) at home

The medicine (Ventoline) should be administered, as necessary, for respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath). The medicine takes effect in just a few minutes and lasts for about 4–6 hours.

Administration of the medicine with a short spacer (AeroChamber):

Administer 1 puff (dose) of the medicine into the spacer.

The child inhales the medicine:

with a mask -> 5–6 times back and forth so that the mask is tight on the face covering the nose and mouth

without a mask -> 3 times back and forth with the mouthpiece tight between the lips and teeth

Doses of medication as prescribed by the doctor, but if the symptoms get worse, 2 to 4 sprays every 4 hours for 4 days can be administered.

If the medication does not help and your child’s condition worsens, you must take the child to your own health care centre or emergency clinic.

If you have any questions, you can call the Paediatric Outpatient Clinic tel. 014 269 1224 (Mon-Fri 8 am to 2 pm)

On-call service’s Medical Helpline tel. 116 117. If the Medical Helpline’s number does not work, call the telephone guidance number of the on-call service, tel. 014 269 2200.