Switch patients to inhalers amid Ventolin nebule shortage: leading GP

The shortage of salbutamol nebules is expected to last until August 2024.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Dr Kerry Hancock.
Dr Kerry Hancock.

A looming shortage of low-dose salbutamol nebules is an opportunity to switch patients with asthma to a metered-dose inhaler, says a leading GP.

The TGA’s medicine shortage database indicates that Ventolin 2.5mg/2.5mL salbutamol inhalation solution ampoules will be in short supply from mid-November until August 2024.