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Doctor insights on: Albuterol And Beta Blockers

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Do beta blockers like nadolol really lessen the effects of the albuterol for asthma patients?

Do beta blockers like nadolol really lessen the effects of the albuterol for asthma patients?

Yes, to some extent.: Non-selective beta blockers can worsen or help cause an attack. Selective b-blockers are less likely. Those with so caslled, isa effect are less likely. ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine. It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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What can a person on beta blockers do for chest wheeze, cough, phlegm when albuterol breathing treatments are contraindicated? How to clear out lungs?

What can a person on beta blockers do for chest wheeze, cough, phlegm when albuterol breathing treatments are contraindicated? How to clear out lungs?

Alternative: I don't know the contraindication to albuterol but there is Levalbuterol as alternative. In addition, an inhaled steroid is usually indicated for chronic lung problems. Revisit your bblocker as there are also more selective ones that don't induce bronchospasm. Talk to your doctor about these. And definitely try to see if you can get cough meds. Cough can induce wheezing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have POTS, on beta blocker for rapid HR. Frequently also get Bronchitis. Is Albuterol a safe breathing treatment for me, with my tachycardia & meds?

I have POTS, on beta blocker for rapid HR. Frequently also get Bronchitis. Is Albuterol a safe breathing treatment for me, with my tachycardia & meds?

POTS: Hello and welcome to HealthTap :) Usually the tachycardia related to POTS is postural, if you lay down it should be relatively safe, which is obviously not possible all the time. The second option would. Levoalbuterol which causes very less tachycardia if any.

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What's to be expected? Might ventolin work at all if you have an asthma attack whilst taking beta blockers?

What's to be expected? Might ventolin work at all if you have an asthma attack whilst taking beta blockers?

Less so: Ventolin may still work but would likely be less effective. It is also important to choose a cardio-selective beta blocker if there is no other alternative. One study showed that taking a cardio-selective beta blocker reduced the fev-1 (the one-second airflow which is reduced in airway obstruction) by about 7% but made the lung more responsive to bronchodilators. Avoid beta blocker if possible. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if beta blockers like nadolol (corgard) really lessen the effect of the albuerol treatment for asthma?

Wanted to know if beta blockers like nadolol (corgard) really lessen the effect of the albuerol treatment for asthma?

Antagonism: Betablockers can precipitate broncospasm and they antagonize the beneficial bronchodilatory effects of medicines like albuterol. ...Read more

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May ventolin be taken together with a beta blocker? What are the consequences if I already take both of them together?

Asthma?: Most beta blockers work 12-24 hours but if you have asthma then you should be avoiding beta blockers if you can or have your doctor measure your lung via puulmonary function test if it affects you. Recent data still shows that it can exacerbate asthmatic attacks but if you have tolerated it for a long time then your md will weight the risk and benefit. ...Read more

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Bronchitis. Dr offered albuteral breath treatment even tho I take beta blocker, have rapid hr. I declined. Was I right? Dr said I had a chest wheeze.

Bronchitis. Dr offered albuteral breath treatment even tho I take beta blocker, have rapid hr. I declined. Was I right? Dr said I had a chest wheeze.

You were wrong: In fact if you were on a beta blocker, reconsideration for a selective one should have been made to avoid the bronchospasms created by the nonselective ones. The nonselective bblockers can cause bronchospasm and can be reversed by b-agonists in the lungs. Of course there is some systemic overflow. Once it happens they are hard to reverse, hence we don't use Propranolol challenge anymore. ...Read more

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Is albuterol good or bad to use for my baby?

Is albuterol good or bad to use for my baby?

Hard to say: Any med strong enough to do good is likely strong enough to do harm. When used properly this is a wonderful med that is widely used in treatment of kids at all ages. It is a prescription med and should only be used under the guidance of someone experienced in its use. ...Read more

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Is albuterol / proventil safe to give to children?

Typically, yes.: Based on thousands if not millions of children who have used albuterol (generic proventil), it may be considered a reasonable and safe medication for use. Any medication however may have side effects, and some children seem more sensitive to the fast heart rate, irritability, and agitation that can be encountered with its use. Your own pediatrician is your best advisor as to the dose & frequency. ...Read more

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How do you take proventil (albuterol) and ventolin?

See Below: Proventil and ventolin are both names for albuterol which is commonly used for bronchospasm seen in asthma and copd. They come in both inhaler and solution (nebulized) forms. 2 inhaled puffs from inhaler or one nebulized solution vial (depending on age and strength) are commonly recommended to be used every 4-6 hours for cough, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Contact provider if not helping. ...Read more

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How many drops of concentrated albuterol solution should I use?

How many drops of concentrated albuterol solution should I use?

Depends on strength: Albuterol inhalation solution is available in several strengths (ranging from 0.5% to 0.083%). The standard dose for inhalation would be 2.5mg per dose. Based on the strength you have available, you can determine how much to put in your nebulizer for use. ...Read more

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Will albuterol help relive the mucous?

Will albuterol help relive the mucous?

May help: To bring up the mucous in your lungs, but doesn't stop mucous production. Albuterol is a bronchodilator, meaning it helps to open up your airways so that you can breathe easier -and it also makes it easier to cough up any mucous that is in your airway, so in that sense it will help relieve you of your mucous! If the mucous is caused by allergies or bacterial infection you may need other meds too! ...Read more

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Can an albuterol sulfate overdose kill you?

Can an albuterol sulfate overdose kill you?

Yes: Albuterol overdose could be fatal. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Are little kids able to use albuterol inhalers?

Are little kids able to use albuterol inhalers?

Yes: It is actually more efficient for them to use an inhaler. Although, they should use an aerochamber, spacer, with the inhaler. ...Read more

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How to give albuterol to a toddler who is resistant?

Try neb or spacer: How old is this toddler? There is more and more research showing administering albuterol with a spacer to a toddler is more effective than using a nebulizer. I toddler that is crying is less likely to inhale nebulized albuterol effectively and given it takes 5-10 minutes to administer it may be actually easier to use the appropriate spacer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Albuterol overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Albuterol overdose?

Albuterol overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. " O/D symptoms may I nclude: nervousness, headache, tremor, dry mouth, chest pain or heavy feeling, rapid or uneven heart rate, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, dizziness, seizure (convulsions), feeling light-headed or fainting." > ...Read more

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What is the maximum dose of albuterol that can be taken ina day? Are 6 puffs too much?

Not necessarily: If albuterol is needed to control your shortness of breath / cough, then use it (not 6 puffs at a time though - use as instructed by your doctor). However, if you are using albuterol frequently (e.g. Almost every day or several times each week), then you may need a maintenance medication for your breathing. (albuterol is short-acting). Treat underlying allergy issue. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you use albuterol when pregnant?

Can you use albuterol when pregnant?

In a word: yes!: Albuterol inhalers ideally focuses in the lungs although poor technique can increase the amount that gets in the blood stream. A spacer tube can also improve technique. The risk of poor asthma control and wheezing is much higher than the risk of albuterol. That being said, make sure you check with doctor to make sure you are on the right combination of meds to both prevent and treat attacks. ...Read more

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What to do about albuterol causing shakes?

What to do about albuterol causing shakes?

Nothing: This is a common side effect. And it will rseolve on its own. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use albuterol inhaler everyday?

Is it safe to use albuterol inhaler everyday?

Need maintenance med: Needing your rescue inhaler daily is a sign that you may need maintenance medication to control asthma symptoms. Suggest talking to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Can I take claritinn with albuterol nebulizer?

Can I take claritinn with albuterol nebulizer?

Yes: They are very different medications and have no interactions when used at the same time. ...Read more

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How to deal with inhaler abuse with albuterol?

Asthma control: First, partner with an asthma specialist to confirm diagnosis of asthma, identify and reduce exposure to known triggers, tailor and explain herbal and medical regimen to help control inflammation. Following asthma treatment guidelines, step up therapy as asthma is less controlled (use asthma control test, along with peak flow meter). Reduce rescue meds (albuterol) and focus on preventive meds ...Read more

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Why do I get bumps on my elbows when taking albuterol?

Reaction: It appears that you may have a reaction to albuterol when you take it via a dermatologic manifestation. Trying some antihistamines may reduce the presence and occurrence of this. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between epinephrine and albuterol?

Is there a difference between epinephrine and albuterol?

Yes: Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just epinepherine. Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart attack. Albuterol has less pronounced effects on the heart so its safer. Primatene has been taken off of the retail market because of the problems. ...Read more

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Please explain what does albuterol sulfate (inhalation) do?

Bronchodilator: Albuterol is in a class of medications called beta-agonists - they work by making the bronchial tubes not spasm - conventionally they are called bronchodilators. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more


Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Proventil (Definition)

Proventil is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of ...Read more