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Albuterol Vs Symbicort Rct
See below: You can't really compare the two. They are 2 different meds with two different indications. ...Read more
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
Currently taking Flovent and Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Costly w/my insurance, non-formulary but Symbicort is on my preferred drug list. Thoughts?
Different actions: Flovent is an inhaled anti-inflammatory steroid used for basic control. Albuterol is a short acting anti-spasm drug that acts quickly to reverse bronchospasm. Symbicort is a combination of a steroid and a long acting agent that treats bronchospasm. It can only be used 2X/day and doesn't give you flexibility to treat sudden events. You should only change if & when your doc thinks it wise for you. ...Read more
Is it safe to use Albuterol and Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) together? My Wife was at her Dr yesterday for wheezing caused by allergies and started the Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)
I have asthma. Dr prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and resc inh albuterol and to keep taking singulair. Dr said to also use Combivent if needed. Is that safe?
Asthma and meds:
You stated "I have asthma. Dr prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and rescue inhaler albuterol and to keep taking singulair. Dr said to also use Combivent if needed. Is that safe? Combivent has albuterol in it. It would be best to use one or the other as needed. Often patients with asthma will use albuterol or Combivent on a schedule then use more often
if not covered. ...Read more
I have acute bronchitis. After using albuterol and Symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) Bromfed and fluticasone nasal spray I am feeling a bit better. Can I drink alcohol?
Do I have to wait a certain amount of time after using my maintenance asthma med symbacort before I can use my albuterol?
No: Albuterol is typically used to treat symptoms of asthma including cough, wheeze, chest tightness and shortness of breath. The nice aspect of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is that the formoterol component which is a long-acting bronchodilator also starts working very quickly (within a few minutes) just like albuterol. With that, most people don't need to use albuterol right after symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)! ...Read more
Hello I was prescribed Zoloft, and Vistaril but I also take a Ventolin rescue inhaler and Symbicort... is this combination of medicines safe?
Can I take symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) ventolin, zyrtec, nasacort and aldactone all in the same day?
YES: If it was prescribed that way and it is needed. Some of the meds you mentioned are to be taken daily, some are as needed. ...Read more
I have scaradois and asthma I have be taking prednisone10mg now I am taking 30mg and symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) albuteral liquid, also inhalant?
Sarcoidosis: This problem requires care by a specialist, probably a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Peak flow is 120 and my chest is wheezy I have done ventolin Inhaler And symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) no effect and taken prednisolone do I go hospital?
The peak flow is down, you have wheezing and probably short of breath. I would at least go to ER or urgent care center. The symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and prednisolone are not for acute treatment. Hopefully you are not smoking. You need to talk to your doctor to get better advice for long term therapy.
BEst wishes. ...Read more
I'm 6 weeks pregnant I have asthma. My dr said to stop my symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) n ventolin. But I've read my asthma needs to be controlled. Is my dr wrong?
Control your asthma: See an asthma specialist to help you manage your asthma. 1/3 of pregnant patients will have worsening asthma, 1/3 would have improvement of their asthma, and 1/3 will have their asthma stay the same. You want to use the least amount of medications to keep your asthma under control. Your asthma specialist may be able to help decrease your medications safely and monitor you closely during pregnancy. ...Read more
On Qvar 50mg, ventolin, prednisolone for asthma flare up. I got switched to Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) from Qvar y'day &I'm drowsy. Is this normal? HR is 102/min laying
Asthma flare: Neither the Qvar nor the Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) would cause drowsiness, low oxygen from asthma flare or may be low blood pressure may be the cause. Stay calm, don't move a lot till you settle, take your rescue medicine and call your doctor or go to ER, goodluck ...Read more
I have chronic cough diagnosed as allergic asthma. I was on fluticasone & ventolin but not much difference. Doc prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). Is this okay?
Yes: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an excellent medicine for asthma. It needs to be used everyday as your doctor prescribed. It is what is known as a maintaince medication. You still should have ventolin to use as a rescue medication when you have wheezing or shortness of breath. Please followup with your doctor after you have been on Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me three meds prednisone 25mg/day, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 400microgram/day, salbutamol 2puffs if I need. Does that means I have severe asthma?
Mgt/workup: The severity of your asthma upon presentation and prior to the use of any steroid preparation is distinct from the control of your asthma. Multiple medications may be needed to control your asthma. Determine the triggers, avoid smoke and obtain allergy/pulmonary function tests as part of your management and workup. Use good inhaler technique, a spacer device to deliver the inhaled meds ...Read more
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
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
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
Bronchodilator: Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs, it is used for treatment of asthma along with anti inflammatory. Side effects allergic reaction which is rare but reported causes swelling of the face, hives, difficulty in breathing. Other side effects are tremors, nervousness., seizures, worsening of bronchi spasm, pounding heart beat, low pottasium. ...Read more
Cure your asthma: Stop doing things that are hurting your lungs like smoking or living with people who smoke. Marijuana & tobacco are both bad for your lungs. Add omega-3 & vitamin d to your diet. See an allergist to find other causes for asthma. Allergy shots (immunotherapy), work to mature your immune system sharing concepts with homeopathy. Time-consuming but often curative. Just don't suddenly quit your meds. ...Read more
Albuterol 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
Yes: It is dangerous to take ecstasy, period. ...Read more
Albuterol: These are the same drug. Levoalbuterol may have less side effects (also called xopenex), but for most people is the same. ...Read more