What to do if you need your inhaler but don’t have it?
Caught without an inhaler during an asthma attack?Sit upright.
Stop whatever you are doing and sit upright.
Take long, deep breaths.
This helps to slow down your breathing and prevent hyperventilation.
Get away from the trigger.
Take a hot caffeinated beverage.
Seek emergency medical help..
What happens if I use my inhaler too much?
If you use too much (overdose) If you take too many puffs of your Asmol inhaler, you may have a fast heart beat, feel shaky or have a headache. You may also have increased acid in the blood, which may cause an increased rate of breathing.
What happens if you take albuterol and you don’t need it?
Take as directed Albuterol comes with risks if you don’t take it as prescribed. If you stop taking the drug or don’t take it at all: If you don’t take albuterol at all, your asthma might get worse. This can lead to irreversible scarring of your airway. You’ll likely have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing.
Can an inhaler harm you?
When taken regularly, these can provide long-term asthma relief and minimize the use of a rescue inhaler, but if they are not taken as prescribed they can cause deterioration in a patient’s health and can make asthma symptoms increase rapidly.
When should you stop using an inhaler?
Do not stop using your inhaler unless you’re advised to by a doctor. When you stop your treatment, you usually need to reduce your dose gradually. This can help avoid unpleasant side effects (withdrawal symptoms), such as severe tiredness, joint pain, being sick and dizziness.