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how long can you use albuterol past expiration

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
May be: it isn't the issue of being expired, rather if there is still an active ingredient (the main medicine) in the inhaler? or it just sprays other inactiv ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No: I will not recommend if the expiry date is 4 years ago
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Albuterol: Albuterol works for approximately 4-6 hours.If your are using it more than 4 times a day you must see your doctor to see if you need steroids to help ... Read More
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
About right:: 4 hours is the usual duration of action. Of course, if you need it this often, your doctor will probably consider putting you on other meds as well.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Short: These are short acting drugs with low half lives (ie the time it takes to clear the drug from the body). It would be rare to have symptoms that persis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Albuterol: An albuterol inhaler is considered a rescue bronchodilator which means that bronchodialtion should begin in a matter of minutes.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khaled Mohamed
37 years experience Psychiatry
Few minutes: This is well known side effects from albutrol, which should only be used as needed. If it is something which you are using continuously, you may need ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: There are studies showing that regular use of albuterol will decrease its effectiveness and even worsens asthma. If you need to use it more than 2x/wk ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough/asthma: I would talk to your doctor. Maybe you are coming down with a cold. If you normally run this amount and are having an issue, something is off.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Probably not: Unless you are suffering from symptoms of exercise- or cold-induced asthma (coughing or wheezing when running, particularly in cold weather), probably ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: An example is tolerance development. You may become less responsive to albuterol in the long run. Also, you will not be as well controlled between d ... Read More

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