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Ventolin vs pro air

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: They are both albuterol and both have a dose counter. Ventolin sprays out harder and colder, while pro-air is softer and warmer. This may make it seem... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Shallow breathing?: It could be that you are breathing "shallowly", and then your body will "tell you" to gasp to get deeper breath. Try breathing with focus on not being... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Hyperventillation: A manifestation of anxiety.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Gasps: Probable paroxysmal vocal cord motion with changes in laryngeal opening. More common in asthmatics.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Emergency: If your inhaler is "not working" you may need emergent care. If anxious get to an er. If this is a general observation, your doc can test you with pft... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Yes, but it would: be sensible to make an appointment with your health care provider and see if additional long term management/therapy could reduce your need for acute ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pediatric Pulmonology 23 years experience
Bronchodilator: It is albuterol in an inhaler form, a bronchodilator - used as a rescue medicine in obstructive lung diseases, like asthma and copd.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Perhaps: One can have a withdrawal reaction from no longer taking any medication one used to take. This is the reason why when stopping an inhaler one might wa... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 17 years experience
Yes: Ventolin (albuterol) is fine to use everyday. What are you using it for? If it's for asthma and you are using that everyday, you may need to either c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes & no: Looking for bronchodilation... Then long standing is not the answer. Get an inhaled steroid to decreased the inflammation then the bronchospasm will b... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Depends on usage: Ventolin comes with a dose counter & in 200 or 60 puff sizes. Counter reads 204 or 64 when you open it first, as the extra 4 puffs are for priming the... Read More
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