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Albuterol For Croup
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is there a more powerful/effective, non-steriodal inhaler for allergic/extrinsic asthma, than ProAir HFA?
Levalbuterol: Proair HFA contains a medication called albuterol. Other rescue inhalers such Proventil and ventolin also have the same medication. Xopenex HFA (is another rescue inhaler is which used for asthma and more effective in some patients levalbuterol. If a quick acting inhaler is not working, this may be a sign that you may need inhaled steroids. It is very important to followup with your doctor. ...Read more
CROUP: Croup is an infection of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). These are the upper and lower parts of the breathing tube that connects the mouth to the top of the lungs.Croup is common in young children and occurs most commonly between the ages of 1 and 3 years. Symptoms include ,Cough, which is usually harsh and barking.A steroid medicine such as dexamethasone or prednisolone is usually prescribed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which inhaler is a rescue inhaler, xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa or dulera? Already used xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa and did not get full relief
No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) is an inhaler that contains a combination of salbutamol and ipratroprium bromide. It is approved for use in copd. There is no safety data for children under 12, and hence should not be used in a child that is age 4. There are many safe alternatives that are approved for use in young children, talk with your doctor. ...Read more
My 7 yr old was prescribed inhalers for her cough variant ashtma (flovent 2x day, albuterol as neede?
Common medications: School-aged children with cough-variant asthma, exercise-induced asthma, or regular asthma can use steroid inhalers (such as flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Bronchodilators such as albuterol (ventolin, proventil) or xopenex (levalbuterol) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Singulair chewables are another preventive medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8mnth old recurrent wheezing,cud be asthma my paediatrician told me.m giving salbutamol nebs.its bronchiolitis at this time or asthma.steroid needed?
Hard to say: About 60-80% of wheezing infants quit by age 5, so the asthma label is difficult to be sure of.The use of inhaled steroids is sometimes helpful as are oral,but steroid use in infants can depress immune and vaccine response.Actual treatment must be based on a better understanding of all the babies issues. ...Read more
No ...: Croup is an infection (typically viral) of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). Characterised by a barking cough, hoarse voice and noisy breathing. It is most common in young children as their airways are narrow and more prone to swelling. In moderate or severe croup a child may be treated with oral steroid. Cough medicines not recommended. See http://patient.info/health/croup-leaflet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Several studies have shown some benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dr gave me Atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler. I have used ventolin inhaler for twenty yrs for asthma during allergy season. Hospital stay was not asthma related
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It prevents flareups: Flovent is a 'preventer' medicine -- it will help prevent asthma flareups but isn't as effective in helping if the flareup is already happening. If you're having asthma symptoms right now, please see the Dr. -- you need 'reliever' medicines like albuterol and maybe prednisone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer