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ventolin vs pro air

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
Supposed to.: They are the same drug, different brands. Supposed to work the same, if they don't talk with your doctor.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Essentially the same: These are 2 forms of the same med. They have slight differences in the dose but the pro-air is a little more. The effectiveness of any product often d ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Consider other cause: Cold air exposure is a common trigger. Could be undiagnosed/improperly treated asthma or another condition that mimics asthma like vocal cord dysfunct ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and 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
38 years experience Family Medicine
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
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Bronchodilator: It is albuterol in an inhaler form, a bronchodilator - used as a rescue medicine in obstructive lung diseases, like asthma and copd.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
31 years experience Psychiatry
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
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