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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Not a simple answer: dosing of elixophyllin (theophylline) is determined by your age, weight, severity of condition and other factors. To answer this question, these facto ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Bradin
27 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Bronchodilators : Start with bronchodilator like albuterol 4 puffs w/ spacer or a nebulized treatment and early use of steroid. Severe asthma- consider mag sulfate, sq ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience in Pulmonology
Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not dangerous at all: Rescue medications like albuterol are analogs of Epinephrine & norepinephrine, 2 chemical hormones made by your body that have multiple effects stimul ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Maluf
30 years experience in Pulmonology
Generics: Hard one but try generic ones.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Very much so : There is in fact a diagnosis referred to as adult onset asthma. It's possible to develop asthma in your 50's or 60's+!
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Exercise is very important, in general, and especially for asthma. All asthmatics should be able to do whatever they want to do -- including exercise. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience in Emergency Medicine
It can happen: ..at anytime in your life.most likely due to allergens in the environment.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Not sure about quest: One of the primary diagnostic criteria for asthma are symptoms. Can asthma occur at any age- yes.But without any symptoms why would you think you have ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Difficult: There is an inflammation component to asthma that needs to be treated with medications. But if you have allergy induced asthma, you can get allergy sh ... Read More
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