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A 42-year-old member asked:

does my asthma inhaler stunt my growth? please, need some answers?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
No: The inhaler that is associated with this is a controller- cortisone type drugs. Studies have shown that the amount actually absorbed into your sysyem is so small that it will have very, very little effect on growth. Other studies where growth was studied showed that expected growth in people taking these inhalers have the same or less than 1% less optimal growth than non users. Don't worry .

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A 35-year-old member asked:

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

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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?

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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?

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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 39-year-old member asked:

What's a good way to check if my asthma inhaler worked?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Inhaler: Your maintenance inhaler will not give you an immediate effect while the albuterol one should. If no spray comes out of the device, make sure the hole in the plastic l shaped container is not blocked, wash it under warm water after you remove the metal canister.

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