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is there a difference between Albuterol and Albuterol Sulfate

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ALBUTEROL/IPRATROPIU: They both cause bronchodilatation, and are often used as a combination(combivent, )used in COPD when there is bronchospasm albuterol belongs to beta2 ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just epinepherine. Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart attack. Alb ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Not much different: Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just inhaled epinephrine. Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart atta ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Similar: The major difference is that albuterol stimulates the heart less often than metaproterenol (alupent). Albuterol effectiveness also lasts an hour or so ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Similar: Both are medications that are used as bronchodilators -- that is quick acting medications for asthma symptoms. Albuterol is probably the most commonly ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bare
49 years experience Family Medicine
Yes different: Histamine a compound that is released by cells in response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions, causing contraction of smooth muscle ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Not much: In a nebulizer medication is been delivered in saline were the moisture helps & the constant nebulization delivers more medication in patients that ar ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: They are they same Duoneb has albuterol and atrovent (ipratropium) 2 neb meds for chronic asthma you should be on a steroid inhaler.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
34 years experience Pediatrics
Different drugs: Proair is a beta agonist--that is a drug that helps open up the lungs atrovent (ipratropium) is another asthma drug that works via a different mechan ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
34 years experience Pediatrics
Two different brands: Same drug different manufacturers.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ORAL/INHALATION: They are both corticisteroids, but Prednisone is an oral medicine nd a lvesco is an inhalation solution used to control bronchial asthma.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
None: Both are systemic nasal decongestants. They are different forms (actually, different salts) of the same drug. They have different molecular weights. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Singulair is a tablet containing montelukast, a leukotriene modifier, that helps to reduce asthma inflammation. Advair is an inhaler that contains fl ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Big one: Flovent is steroid inhaler , advair has brocodilator and steroids.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interaction: checker did not show any interactions between albuterol and alcohol. However, that is not a guarantee that it could not occur. Take care.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
The compound: Flonase is Fluticasone Propionate and Veramyst is fluticasone furoate. They have changed the "side chain" of the steroid molecule making it potential ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Synthesis & Locale: Norepinephrine (ne) and Epinephrine (e) are both sympathomimetic catecholamines that are synthesized in the adrenal medulla and terminals of sympathe ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audrey Rogers
34 years experience Pediatrics
They are similar.: Albuterol the medication in ventolin comes in several forms, a syrup, pills, a puffer inhaler and a liquid that goes in a nebulizer for breathing trea ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: They have totally different mechanisms. In general, advair is indicated for more difficult to treat asthma. Singulair (montelukast) is effective, bu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Same chem'l structur: They are both bronchodilators and chemically the same structure. Xopenex (levalbuterol) has been called the son of albuterol and many physicians pref ... Read More

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