Last updated on 21/12/2023


The manufacturer of Ventolin (salbutamol) nebules, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has informed us that they are anticipating a temporary supply outage of Ventolin nebules 2.5mg/2.5mL.  

There are no temporary supply outage issues with Ventolin puffers/inhalers or Ventolin nebules 5mg/2.5mL.


Which medicine is affected?   

Ventolin nebules 2.5mg/2.5mL. 

How long will the supply outage last?  Expected until Thursday 1 August 2024.  
What is this medicine used for?  Sometimes used to treat asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) as well as other respiratory conditions. 
What should I do in the meantime?  Talk with your doctor about other options. Some are listed in the fact sheet below. 
Where can I find out more?  Download the factsheet here: 

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Is my Ventolin puffer affected?  No. There are no supply issues with Ventolin puffers or generic options. 
Are my Ventolin nebules 5mg/2.5mL affected?  No. There are no supply issues with this nebule strength or generic options. 


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