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How many years will albuterol remain effective in an inhaler

A 31-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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Albuterol strength: The strength for a 5 year old is.75 mg prt.l
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
COPD?: She may have copd. Cxr and pfts are very useful. Most patients need anti inflammatory medications such as inhaled steroids. Spiriva is often quite use ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jin Packard
6 years experience Emergency Medicine
No, because:: It is important that you have constant access to asthma medication for your child, especially in preparation for when a child travels or misplaces an ... Read More
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A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Eye tic: Yes , this could be a side effect of the medication. You need to call your doctor to report the eye tic and get advice on how to proceed.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better not: if you are giving her the right dose with the right technique, using a spacer. repeating the inhaler dose every 20-30 minutes if needed, till symptoms ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is actually more efficient for them to use an inhaler. Although, they should use an aerochamber, spacer, with the inhaler.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
No difference: While there are many different albuterol inhalers, they all deliver 90 mcg per puff. There are 2 other inhalers on the market similar to albuterol cal ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Ventolin, proventil, and proair are all brand name rescue inhalers that contain albuterol. They are generally used every 4 hours for wheezing or shor ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Shulman
20 years experience Pulmonology
Some: Albuterol is the generic name for both the nebulizer solution (albuterol) and a variety of different inhalers - proventil, proair, Maxair (not sure th ... Read More

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