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A 45-year-old member asked:

what will happen if you don't use asthma inhaler regularly ?

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Dr. Shawn Shahzeidi
Pediatric Pulmonology 19 years experience
Hospoitalization: Majority of asthmatics who end up in ICU hasn't used their ICS properly. Shahzeidi, md.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How does an asthma inhaler help a person with asthma breathe?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Depends: Asthma inhalers either cause bronchodilators (increasing the airway diameter) or decrease inflammation in the airway muscle (anti inflammatory effect). Broadly the two types are known as bronchodilators or inhaled corticosteroids.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the effect of using an asthma inhaler long-term?

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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Negligible: Side effects of asthma medications are less than side effects of uncontrolled asthma. Don't stop your inhalers without talking with your doctor about your concerns.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is the primatene mist asthma inhaler banned?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Phased out: Primatene (epinephrine) mist was phased out as of dec 31, 2011 primarily due to cfc's (chlorofluorocarbons) being banned and other better asthma medicines.
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
The manufacturer of primatene is asking the FDA to keep this over the counter rescue inhaler on the market since some asthmatics cant afford the prescription kinds or donot have ready access to a physician.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: asthma inhaler?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Wachs
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Inhaled asthma Med: An asthma inhaler is a devise that delivers asthma medication through inhalation. They are sometimes called puffers or mdi's (metered dose inhalers) they can deliver rescue medications such as albuterol, or controller medications such as inhaled steroids.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can there be a way to get an asthma inhaler without a prescription?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Ruth
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Inhaler: Never. Since inhalers are rx only, you need a rx.

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