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At what age can kids start taking inhaled steroids?

At what age can kids start taking inhaled steroids?

When they need it: Infants with wheezing with upper respiratory infections will often benefit from inhaled budesonide, an inhaled corticosteroid administered by a compressor, nebulizer and face mask. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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What are the common inhaled steroids?

What are the common inhaled steroids?

Inhaled steroids: There are many inhaled steroid and although they have different potencies, they are adjusted on a milligram to milligram basis to achieve approximately the same clinical effect. Among inhaled steriods, most products have a low, medium and high dose recommendations. Inhaled steroids are available for nebulizers (pulmicort), dry powder inhalers (dpi- asmanex, advair), or metered dose inhalers (mdi). ...Read more

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What kind of steroids are inside an inhaler?

What kind of steroids are inside an inhaler?

Corticosteroids: The type of steroids in inhalers used to control asthma are corticosteroids (cortisone-like). These are not the kind of steroids that are sometimes abused by athletes (called androgenic steroids), so you don't have to be concerned about having those side effects. Still, we must respect corticosteroids; if not used as prescribed, they can cause their own side effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if the inhaler I use has steroids in it?

Asthma steroid inhal: steroid inhalers Advair fluticasone propionate/ salmeterol inhaled AeroBid flunisolide Aerospan flunisolide Alvesco ciclesonide Asmanex Twisthaler mometasone Breo Ellipta fluticasone furoate/ vilanterol budesonide Dulera mometasone/ formoterol Flovent fluticasone propionate i Pulmicort Symbicort Qvar ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of inhaled steroids for asthma?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of inhaled steroids for asthma?

Few drawbacks: Inhaled corticosteroids (ic) are an amazing gift for persistent asthma patients reducing asthma episodes, hospitalization & deaths & improving lung function & quality of life. High doses are infrequently associated with bone calcium loss & slower growth in kids. Moderate doses are not & work as well as higher doses. Ic reduces the need for oral Prednisone a drug with many more adverse effects. ...Read more

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What r side effects of inhaled steroids?

What r side effects of inhaled steroids?

Asthma inhalers: "trush" or oral yeast may occur when inhaled frequently. Brushing your teeth and tongue after inhaling will help to prevent this. ...Read more

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What are long term side effects of frequently used inhaled steroids?W

What are long term side effects of frequently used inhaled steroids?W

Depends: The side effects of inhaled steroids depend on the dose, and how long they are used. The side effects can include osteoporosis, decreased growth velocity in children, thrush, and rarely, cataracts, bruising/skin atrophy, fractures, and adrenal insufficiency. However, these risks must be weighed against the danger of uncontrolled asthma or copd. Definitely discuss any concerns with your provider. ...Read more

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Does the ventolin inhaler contain steroids?

Does the ventolin inhaler contain steroids?

No: Ventolin does not contain steroids. Its active ingredient is albuterol which is a stimulant (beta 2 agonist). ...Read more

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When should I use inhaled steroids used for asthma?

When should I use inhaled steroids used for asthma?

"rules of 2": If you use a rescue inhaler like albuterol more than twice per week, wake at night with asthma symptoms more than twice per month, or refill albuterol more than twice per year, then you may need inhaled steroids to help control your asthma. A breathing test performed by an allergist or pulmonologist can be helpful in deciding whether inhaled steroids should be used as well. ...Read more

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Anyone have bad experience using a steroid inhaler?

Inhaler: My daughter uses an inhaler and it has worked very well. ...Read more