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Sleep apnea provent?

Sleep apnea provent?

Provent: It's effective for certain situations but typically reserved when pap therapy and/or oral appliance therapy have failed. ...Read more

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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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31yr male -sleep internal tremors, sleep apnea.wake up gasping for air, GERD for 1yr, high bp, sinusitis,awake muscle fatigue. What's causing tremors?

31yr male -sleep internal tremors, sleep apnea.wake up gasping for air, GERD for 1yr, high bp, sinusitis,awake muscle fatigue. What's causing tremors?

Sleep apnea : This could all be related to sleep apnea. You will require a sleep study and possibly treatment. There are many other causes for your symptoms. You will need to follow-up with your doctor. These symptoms require a systematic approach until a final diagnosis is found . ...Read more

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Consistent oxygen saturation of 89-90 while sleeping. Is this considered obstructive sleep apnea?

Consistent oxygen saturation of 89-90 while sleeping. Is this considered obstructive sleep apnea?

Right on the brink: Typically, O2 sats while asleep in a healthy individual should be >90. If yours are typically hitting 90 or below then, I'd say you are right in the crack between barely normal and barely abnormal. I'd think for a 19 year old nonsmoker you could do a bit better than that so it all depends on what else is going on. That number by itself doesn't diagnose OSA but "yes" you could have it. ...Read more

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Will Suboxone worsen sleep apnea!

Will Suboxone worsen sleep apnea!

Yes: Suboxone , Buprenorphine plus Naltrexone , stimulate my receptors and can lead to respiratory depression, as such it can worsen sleep apnea. In combination with Xanax (alprazolam) and similar drugs, deaths have been reported. ...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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Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Here we go?: No, not related. Treatment is with a c-pap machine are others as you listed. Care is directed by someone trained in sleep disorders. You can have COPD and other lung diseases but not related to sleep apnea. Together, they are difficult. ...Read more

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Can obstructive sleep apnea make anxiety symptoms worse?

Can obstructive sleep apnea make anxiety symptoms worse?

Yes: In a word - yes. OSA can be devastating and destructive. The repercussions of inadequate oxygen supply to the brain as well as insufficient uninterrupted sleep to allow REM level sleep are numerous. See a specialist, get a sleep test (if you haven't) and get help now. This is a life altering and can be a life threatening condition. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I get morning migraines heada%e7he from lack of oxygen due to sleep apnea induce asthma attack at night. Cpap triger asthma attacks with coughing spel?

I get morning migraines heada%e7he from lack of oxygen due to sleep apnea induce asthma attack at night. Cpap triger asthma attacks with coughing spel?

Dryness?: One of the chief complaints of CPAP is dryness which may contribute to your asthma. Humidification can be added to your CPAP device, and another comment would be about the proper cleaning of the unit. ...Read more

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Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

Consider Nuvigil: For patients with ongoing sleepiness in spirited of cpap, Nuvigil is usually the next recorded treatment. It only occasionally raises blood pressure, but you should have it checked if you start on it. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) effective at treating sleep apnea?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) effective at treating sleep apnea?

Benzodiazepines as a: Trratment for sleep apnea are contraindicated because they all, including xanax, (alprazolam) tend to depress our respiratory centers and can be even more depressing and even dangerous in sleep apnea. There are other medications that a physician can use to help sleep problems safely. Over the counter sleep aids when one is on prescription meds should be discussed with the prescribing physician or practitioner. ...Read more

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Can asthma inhalers help non-asthmatics breath better by relaxing muscles?

Can asthma inhalers help non-asthmatics breath better by relaxing muscles?

Not a good idea: If your lungs are normal, they maintain the appropriate balance of keeping your small airways open/closed.The mechanism is designed to keep toxic fumes/materials out of sensitive endpoints in the lung.When used without need, they increase your hearts work /rate & saturate the lungs sensors.Overstimulation can make these sensors less reliable.Any med strong enough to do good can do the opposite ...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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Which is worse: obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea?

Which is worse: obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea?

Both: Both are serious conditions, manageable with treatment, and serious if neglected. The severity varies in every particular case, the classification is not intended to determine which one is milder, they just have different ways to treat them. In general, treatment compliance is an important factor that affects treatment outcomes of both. ...Read more

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18, 6/7 hrs restless sleep a night wake up breathless anxiety. sleep deprived 3 yrs, mostly go to sleep after 12am. Health effects? cancer cause?

18, 6/7 hrs restless sleep a night wake up breathless anxiety. sleep deprived 3 yrs, mostly go to sleep after 12am. Health effects? cancer cause?

You might consider: asking for a SLEEP STUDY which your PCP (Primary Care Provider) can arrange! There is no CANCER risk! However poor sleep can result in many other issues and should NOT be ignored! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have had a dry wheezing cough for 5 weeks...worse when I lay down to sleep...have albuterol and now prednisone, no help..never have smoked..now what?

I have had a dry wheezing cough for 5 weeks...worse when I lay down to sleep...have albuterol and now prednisone, no help..never have smoked..now what?

Possibilities....: A steroid inhaler would get the steroids in high concentrations locally in the airways so it may help to add that. In addition, you need to be treated for GERD, especially given that your symptoms worsen when you lie down. Reflux can definitely give you the cough you describe. I would also treat for post-nasal drip by adding a steroid nasal spray. Hopefully, this will get rid of your cough!!! ...Read more

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I gave my 8 year old his 3 year old brother's albuterol nebulizer for bad cough and it helped, will he have bad side effect? He is sleeping so good

I gave my 8 year old his 3 year old brother's albuterol nebulizer for bad cough and it helped,  will he have bad side effect? He is sleeping so good

He'll be fine.: Rule #1: never give another child a patient's medications. Rule #2: if you do, let your pediatrician know. Rule #3: don't give the lungs medicine without listening to them first. Ok, now to answer your question, due to his bigger body weight/size, he can handle the little guy's dosing. You could have hit the nail on the head, and surmised correctly that he may have cough-variant asthma. Follow-up. ...Read more

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I've been wheezing I went too my doctor he put me on some albuterol sulfate and he ask me did my doctor who I see for sleep anep did he gave me a c pep machine I told him no what should I do?

I've been wheezing  I went too my doctor he put me on some albuterol sulfate and he ask me did my doctor who I see for sleep anep did he gave me a c pep machine I told him no what should I do?

Call doctor: If you are wheezing due to asthma, then the albuterol may not be enough treatment. Was asthma diagnosed with lung tests? Any other tests performed? If not, ask for referral to Allergist or Pulmonologist. If testing done, let your doc know the albuterol is not enough. If you are light-headed or dizzy or having trouble catching breath, go to ER. CPAP does not treat asthma. ...Read more

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Have asthma & allergies. On advair & albuterol. Smoke from fires in state & surrounding. Daily/nightly can't breathe. Wake up wheezing can't sleep, do?

Need steroids: See your doctor today. It is miserable to be in this situation with asthma. Please contact your family doctor immediately. If you can't get into see your family doctor then go to a walk-in clinic or if necessary the emergency room to make it through the weekend. Will likely be given steroids but there may be other options they have available for you as well. You should all help you breathe better. Best wishes to you and i hope you can breathe better soon. ...Read more

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My 3 years old daughter have nasal congestion and sneezing no fever ..what to do for nasal congestion??.. albuterol sulfate is fine? So she can sleep

Nasal wash/saline: Albuterol sulfate has no value to a kid with a congested nose or sneezing.Any improvement you may have seen from a neb treatment would be from the moisture thinning her mucus.Most cases are aggravated by airborne irritants like dust, fumes or fragrances. Washing the irritants from the inside of her nose reduces her bodies reaction to them. Thus reducing the swelling & extra drainage they trigger ...Read more

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I've been told albuterol makes kids hyper. three time in the last two days he has passed out asleep within 5 minutes of his albuterol. why is that?

I've been told albuterol makes kids hyper. three time in the last two days he has passed out asleep within 5 minutes of his albuterol. why is that?

Common: Happens also in adults, after effective airway opening, irritability that accompanies tightened airways goes and patients feel relaxed and want to sleep. Being hyper after having it is just a side effect that may or may not happen, not in every case ...Read more

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Started coughing up liquid when asleep. What could be the proble?. It does not happen when awake. I have asthma which I use an Albuterol inhaler for.

Started coughing up liquid when asleep. What could be the proble?. It does not happen when awake. I have asthma which I use an Albuterol inhaler for.

Possibilities: At least 2 by far likely. 1 would be severe reflux and a dose of Omeprazole or Pantoprazole at night and for a trial might help. Another one would be uncontrolled asthma and addition of a steroid inhaler for a trial should help. The most important would be separating dinner by at least 3 h from bedtime. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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My 5 yrs old son use ventolin blue colour and brown for his asma.When he sleep he cough frequently and almost out of breath.I am worried?

My 5 yrs old son use ventolin blue colour and brown for his asma.When he sleep he cough frequently and almost out of breath.I am worried?

U should be seen: Asthmatics should have two medications. 1- the brown one, (most likely qvar. He should be doing it twice a day always, to help eliminate exacerbations. 2- the blue one is for when he is sick and to help open up his lungs. 3- if he is having trouble he needs to be seen immediately, he may need oral steroids. He is either not doing the med right or not enough. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old son has cough and wheezing at night while sleeping, no fever. I have cough syrup, ventolin syrup, terbutaline syrup n ventolin nebules.

My 2 yr old son has cough and wheezing at night while sleeping, no fever. I have cough syrup, ventolin syrup, terbutaline syrup n ventolin nebules.

Asthma control: Use nebulizer with Albuterol as directed by his doctor, ~ 3-4 x/day. Use only one oral bronchodilator, Albuterol, as directed, ~ 3 x/day. Don't give a cough suppressant See doctor now & in follow-up for maintenance medications. Seek evaluations for gastroesophageal reflux & allergies. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/childhood-asthma/in-depth/asthma-in-children/art-20044376 ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: albuterol?

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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 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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Can albuterol sulfate kill you?

Yes - an 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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What are albuterol side effects?

Jitters: Usually, it can make your heart beat faster (often not noticed if having problems breathing), cause temporary jitters/tremors, and make you feel a little anxious. Other symptoms would be less common. ...Read more

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Can albuterol worsen the whezzing?

Potentially yes: Any inhaled medication can potentially cause bronchospasm in susceptible individuals. It is difficult to predict who is susceptible until the product is tried. ...Read more

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Why would albuterol cause anxiety?

Why would albuterol cause anxiety?

Albuterol: A side effect from albuterol therapy can be anxiety because drugs in this class increase the heart rate, increase the blood pressure and these two symptoms can cause anxiety when the patient is not accustomed to this change in vital signs. ...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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Physical side effects of albuterol?

Side effects albuter: Palpitation lasting for fewminutes, nervousness, tremors, irritability.With inhalers you may get throat irritation, headache and vomiting.Sometimes dry mouth and padoxial bronchospasm most of the time the side effects are mild and short lived. ...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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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


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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more