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Does the xopenex (levalbuterol) inhaler contain steroids?

Does the xopenex (levalbuterol) inhaler contain steroids?

No.: Xopenx is a single medicine known as a short-acting-beta agonist (saba). There is no steroid. Its base medicine is albuterol. Most drugs have two forms-the active chemical and its mirror image (kind or like a right hand and left hand). Many drugs, only one of them works as the medicine. Xopenex (levalbuterol) is the "working form" of albuterol. Used to try and decrease side effects using active form of med. ...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 conditions require xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa inhalers?

What conditions require xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa inhalers?

Bronchodilator: Xopenex/levalbuterol is useful as bronchodilator. It opens lower airways in asthma and asthma-related conditions. ...Read more

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Is the primatene mist asthma inhaler banned?

Is the primatene mist asthma inhaler banned?

Removed from market: There are currently no over the counter asthma inhalers in the us. The manufacturers of primatine are petitioning the fda to keep it available. No actions as of yet. Available prescription rescue inhalers more specific with fewer side effects. Recently a new otc inhaler has been released. It is called asthmanefrin. I recommend you speak with your physician before starting any medications. ...Read more

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Is albuterol and epinephrine the same asthma medication?

Is albuterol and epinephrine the same asthma medication?

Similar not same: Epinephrine is a hormone your body makes. It's an effective treatment for asthma & anaphylaxis but has limitations. It has many side-effects, stimulating the heart & sometimes triggering irregular heart rate & muscle tremors. It's beneficial effects wear off in ~20 minutes. Albuterol is a pharmacologic derivative of Epinephrine with fewer side-effects & a 3-6 hour duration of action. ...Read more

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Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?

Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?

Unknown: Longer term studies show that both drugs are quick acting and relieve acute dyspnea/shortness of breath. It appears unlikely that either drug affects the natural history of asthma/copd. Longer acting drugs called maintenance inhalers are associated with significant decreases in exacerbation (flares) of these diseases and may affect lung function longer term. ...Read more

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Albuterol nebulizer or inhaler. Which is better?

Albuterol nebulizer or inhaler. Which is better?

Either one: When the inhaler is used properly with good technique, it can provide as much bronchodilation as a nebulizer dose. For those patients with poor coordination, the elderly or very young, the nebulizer may be easier to use. ...Read more

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Can albuterol inhaler cause v tach?

Can albuterol inhaler cause v tach?

Possbly: All brnchodilators can potentially cause tachycardia 7 insusceptible persons under certain moments a malignant arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Is qvar similar to albuterol?

Is qvar similar to albuterol?

Different: Qvar is an inhaled steroid (beclomethasone) and is designed for regular use to prevent asthma. Albuterol is a quick relief short acting bronchodilator designed to be used "as needed" for acute asthma symptoms. They can be used together. ...Read more

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Whats racemic epinephrine?

Whats racemic epinephrine?

Aerosol form of epi: Adrenaline is the chemical. Racemic epi is epi in an aerosol diluted form to deliver into the lungs to function as a bronchodilator and treats bronchial constriction, like in asthma or after removing an endo tracheal tube after surgery. It is a sympathetic (adrenaline) drug that leads to dilating the bronchial tubes. ...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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Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Symptoms?: What you may be experiencing may be merely side effects of the albuterol like heart racing and pounding which is not an allergy but an effect upon the heart. I suspect that's what you are having. Other drugs of this type for bronchospasm may be less of a problem for you or you may just be overusing your medication. ...Read more

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Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

The combination help: Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung. Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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Will an inhaler proair hfr interact with Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm?

Will an inhaler proair hfr interact with Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm?

Heart racing...: There is no direct interaction or contraindications, however, bromphed dm contains Pseudoephedrine and proair contains albuterol. Both are stimulants to the heart, so you may feel palpitations or your heart racing. At 22 this should not be a problem as long as you don't have any heart problems. ...Read more

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Can I use both an albuterol nebulizer and albuterol rescue inhaler at the same time?

No: You should not do this without express direction from your doctor.These medicines have side effects that are potentially dangerous in overdoses.Can increase heart work, raise blood pressure for example. ...Read more

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Could using a Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler cause heart palpitations?

Could using a Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler cause heart palpitations?

Potentially yes: Particularly if you use the Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler more than it is prescribed to be used, since it is a beta agonist and in high doses, can possibly cause arrhythmias that would be manifested as palpitations. ...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. Mark Ingerman
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more