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My albuterol inhalation aerosol (warwick pharmaceuticals) helps me, but i've been switched to albuterol sulfate (pro air) which has less benefit, why?

My albuterol inhalation aerosol (warwick pharmaceuticals) helps me, but i've been switched to albuterol sulfate (pro air) which has less benefit, why?

Sensations or dose: The standard dose for a puff of albuterol is 90 micrograms, so any of the preparations should be the same in effect. Recently, the gas that pushes the medicine out of the inhaler, called the propellant, was changed. Some people feel that the new propellant (called hfa) is not as strong as what was used before. If the dose and propellant are the same, it is likely to be your sensation of effect. ...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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Please explain what does albuterol sulfate (inhalation) do?

Please explain what does albuterol sulfate (inhalation) do?

Bronchodilator: Albuterol is in a class of medications called beta-agonists - they work by making the bronchial tubes not spasm - conventionally they are called bronchodilators. ...Read more

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What are the different dosages for albuterol inhaler?

What are the different dosages for albuterol inhaler?

No difference: While there are many different albuterol inhalers, they all deliver 90 mcg per puff. There are 2 other inhalers on the market similar to albuterol called xopenex (levalbuterol) & Maxair (pirbuterol). These are all rescue inhalers that provide quick-onset dilation of the bronchial tubes. ...Read more

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Safe to use expired (mar 2013) albuterol sulfate inhalation solution (0.63mg/3ml)? Getting over viral infection and thinking about using my nebulizer.

Safe to use expired (mar 2013) albuterol sulfate inhalation solution (0.63mg/3ml)? Getting over viral infection and thinking about using my nebulizer.

Possibly: The expiration date reflects more the assured strenght of the medication than any toxic change in its action. Short term use until you resupply is probably fine. ...Read more

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Budesonide inhalation suspension 0.5 mg or albuterol sulfate 2.5mg. I have chronic bronchitis and I have both of these for my "at home" breathing treatments. Which would help most?

Budesonide inhalation suspension 0.5 mg or albuterol sulfate 2.5mg. I have chronic bronchitis and I have both of these for my "at home" breathing treatments. Which would help most?

Depends: The two meds you list are very different and intended for different purposes. Budesonide (pulmicort) is a steroid to reduce inflammation where as albuterol is a smooth muscle relaxer designed to reduce bronchospasm of the smaller airways surrounded by smooth muscle fibers. Albuterol's effect is very brief and temporary. Budesonide use provides sustained beneficial effects to prevent flare up. ...Read more

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Smoking is not good, but I just need a answer because my son is take arithomycine and an inhaler albuterol sulfate but smokes, only like 2 a day?

Smoking is not good, but I just need a answer because my son is take arithomycine and an inhaler albuterol sulfate but smokes, only like 2 a day?

No smoking: Any amount of smoking is bad for you. It is especially bad if you have an underlying lung condition, (given the fact that he is taking the inhaler). Do whatever you can to discourage any smoking! ...Read more

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My Proair albuterol inhaler just reached zero on the dose counter. There is medicine left, can I still use it?

My Proair albuterol inhaler just reached zero on the dose counter. There is medicine left, can I still use it?

Maybe: It might be that when you reach ZERO on the counter, there is a little bit left, but not a reliable amount per puff. Therefore, when an inhaler is needed, if one has a new one, use the new one. If one has no new one, using the old one would be better than using nothing. One can get a refill when the pharmacy opens. ...Read more

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Can I use one metered dose inhaler to administer fluticasone and albuterol, one at a time? Or should I get separate inhalers?

Separate: Since each MDI device is customized to the unique product, I don't know any study showing that they can be interchanged. If you have lost one of them and it is an emergency, by all means go ahead. However ideally, one should not use a part devised for one device on another unless otherwise specified ( for example - Aerochambers) ...Read more

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Why does my sister age 16 have insomnia? She is currently taking loratadine pills and an albuterol sulfate inhaler. No history of insomnia first time

Why does my sister age 16 have insomnia? She is currently taking loratadine pills and an albuterol sulfate inhaler. No history of insomnia first time

More data needed: Despite the medications she is on perhaps her asthma still is not under control and she is having difficulty breathing at night. This can cause difficulty sleeping. Hopefully she does not smoke anything or do anything else. I thing you know what i mean. Their are many medical as well as psychological causes of insomnia. She should see her family dr. As a start. ...Read more

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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. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Proventil (Definition)

Proventil is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of ...Read more