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Albuterol And Beta Blockers
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 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
Do beta blockers like nadolol (corgard) really decrease the effect of the albuterol treatment for asthma?
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
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?
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?
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
Wanted to know if beta blockers like nadolol (corgard) really lessen the effect of the albuerol treatment for asthma?
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
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
No: It is not stronger but more selective for the receptors in the airways ...Read more
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
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
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
2016: Yep, it would be the year so July 2016. ...Read more
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
Albuterol overdose could be fatal. If you are having
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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
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
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
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
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
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