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Beta blocker and ventolin

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Asthma?: Most beta blockers work 12-24 hours but if you have asthma then you should be avoiding beta blockers if you can or have your doctor measure your lung ... Read More
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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Ventolin: If you are taking ventolin for bronchospasm then do not take betablockers. You should talk to your physician either to decrease the dose to a minimal ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Less so: Ventolin may still work but would likely be less effective. It is also important to choose a cardio-selective beta blocker if there is no other altern ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, to some extent.: Non-selective beta blockers can worsen or help cause an attack. Selective b-blockers are less likely. Those with so caslled, isa effect are less lik ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Albuterol binds to beta receptors in the airways. So beta blockers, will decrease the effect of albuterol.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Alternative: I don't know the contraindication to albuterol but there is Levalbuterol as alternative. In addition, an inhaled steroid is usually indicated for chro ... Read More
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Complicated decision: Consider using HealthTap Prime to flesh out these answers. Coreg (carvedilol) can cause shortness of breath, but it is an important medication in the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, an overdose of: Ventolin can be lethal. Are you having thoughts of overdosing on ventolin? I you are please get help now. Have a friend or relative drive you to the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ventolin Side effect: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/ventolin-side-effects.html
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: By using it too often (more than 2 puffs every 30-60 minutes).
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Manly cardiac increased heart rate perhaps risk of heart attack or cardiac arrythmia.
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