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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

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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Took 2 puffs of albuterol inhaler and one mucus relief pill. Are there any side effects from mixing the two?

Took 2 puffs of albuterol inhaler and one mucus relief pill. Are there any side effects from mixing the two?

No side effect: There is no problem in taking both medications together. If the mucus pill has a decongestant, it will make your heart beat wild for a little while, as both albuterol and the decongestant can cause rapid heart beat. It should not be a probem at 21 years of age. ...Read more

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If im having severe side effects from an albuterol inhaler, what can I take instead for my short acting inhaler?

If im having severe side effects from an albuterol inhaler, what can I take instead for my short acting inhaler?

Call your Doctor: This is a question, really for doctor.There are several options which may not cause such a reaction.But you did specify what exactly happened, so we can not give a specific answer. ...Read more

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What happens if I'm having severe side effects to albuterol inhaler what should I take instead for my short acting inhaler?

What happens if I'm having severe side effects to albuterol inhaler what should I take instead for my short acting inhaler?

Several choices: A long acting bronchodilator in combination with an inhaler steroid, (prescription only), is probably the next step. An inhaled steroid might work as well. Other medicines, like Singular are also available ...Read more

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Does proventil (albuterol) inhaler have bad side effects?

Does proventil (albuterol) inhaler have bad side effects?

It can cause ...: It can cause palpitations, a more rapid heart rate, and rarely an irregular heart beat. Some people report anxiety, but it is temporary. Generally, very safe! ...Read more

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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 i continue to use my ventolin inhaler, while I'm on peridosine and liquid albuterol in a nebulizer?

Can i continue  to use my ventolin inhaler, while I'm on peridosine  and liquid albuterol in a nebulizer?

Meds: Use either your ventolin or your nebulized albuteral. They are similar drugs. The Prednisone can be continued. All the best. ...Read more

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Is albuterol nebulizer or inhaler better or do they give the same results.?

Is albuterol nebulizer or inhaler better or do they give the same results.?

The same: Many studies have been done comparing the two - almost all have shown equal efficacy but only when using a spacer for the inhaler - for people with bad lung disease or who can't coordinate a breath i either recommend a neb or a spacer. ...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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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


Nebulizer (Definition)

A nebulizer is a machine that turns a liquid into a mist. It is usually used for medications for asthma, cystic fibrosis, and copd, so that the medications can be ...Read more