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Is it possible for Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler affect a pregnancy test?

Is it possible for Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler affect a pregnancy test?

No: Medications do not cause false positive pregnancy tests, unless the medication contains HCG or, rarely, certain antibodies. ...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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Is it safe to take ventolin during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to take ventolin during pregnancy ?

Yes: Ventolin is safe in pregnancy. Asthma can get worse during pregnancy so it is important that you continue to take the medications prescribed by your doctor. If you ever are concerned about a medication, it is always appropriate to ask your doctor about its effects in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Pulmicort and ventolin during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use Pulmicort and ventolin during pregnancy?

Yes: If these are for asthma, the answer to your question is yes. Pulmicort is pregnancy category b which is good. Albuterol should only be used if needed and if you need it you should use it. However if you find that you are having to use your albuterol more than usual or find that it is not providing relief, you should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What's the difference between ventolin and atrovent (ipratropium)? Which is safer during pregnancy at 16 weeks? Thanks!

What's the difference between ventolin and atrovent (ipratropium)? Which is safer during pregnancy at 16 weeks? Thanks!

Different classes: ventolin is albuterol and is a beta 2 agonist bronchodilator while atrovent (ipratropium) is iprotropium and is an anti cholinergic bronchodilator. Both are generally safe during pregnancy but if you are using them more than a few doses a week you may need to be using a controller medicine to reduce your dependence on the bronchodilators. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: albuterol?

Please describe the medication: albuterol?

Bronchodilator: 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 as a oral liquid. ...Read more

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What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

Various: Proventil, proair, and ventolin are all short acting drugs called albuterol (each made by different companies). All three can cause fast heart rate, tremor and gitteriness. ...Read more

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I starting taking albuterol. I feel weird. Is this normal?

I starting taking albuterol. I feel weird. Is this normal?

Albuterol: Yes, you may feel palpitations, nervousness, tremor, nausea etc. But over the time you will be ok. ...Read more

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Is albuterol for a neubilizer good?

Is albuterol for a neubilizer good?

Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing. It can also speed up the heart rate because of its beta receptor effects. It has no steroidal activity. However, both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. Albuterol is used by asthmatics both in inhaler and nebulizer form. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of withdrawl from albuterol?

No withdrawal: Albuterol can have side effects and desired therapeutic effects. Discontinuing will result in the absence of the both, not a separate withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there any inhalers with a substitute for albuterol?

Some: Albuterol is the generic name for both the nebulizer solution (albuterol) and a variety of different inhalers - proventil, proair, Maxair (not sure they make that any more) and ventolin. There is also Levalbuterol which is an isomer of albuterol that is supposed to cause fewer side effects. The brand name of that is xopenex (levalbuterol). ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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