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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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I have been taking Ventolin at least once a day due to difficulty breathing, mostly at night. Are there any other alternatives to Venotilin?

I have been taking Ventolin at least once a day due to difficulty breathing, mostly at night. Are there any other alternatives to Venotilin?

Ventolin: Hi, what is your diagnosis? Asthma? if you do have Asthma and you need to use ur Albuterol inhaler every night then you need to be started on Steroid inhaler to decrease the need for rescue inhaler. See your doctor for further assessment, also if you have untreated allergy or Acid reflux you need treatment for those, too. ...Read more

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How many inhalers exist on the market for asthma? I'm using Ventolin and it's costing me an extra $100/month. I'm looking for alternatives.

How many inhalers exist on the market for asthma? I'm using Ventolin and it's costing me an extra $100/month. I'm looking for alternatives.

Several options: ProAir, Proventil, Ventolin, VoSpire are the various albuterol HFA inhalers. According to my research Ventolin is least $$. If you are going through an entire inhaler each month (or more), your asthma is NOT well controlled and you need to SPEAK TO YOUR DOC about this, there are additive treatments that may help you significantly decrease your need for the rescue meds. You could also consult here. ...Read more

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Ventolin having little effect?

Ventolin having little effect?

Emergency: If your inhaler is "not working" you may need emergent care. If anxious get to an er. If this is a general observation, your doc can test you with pft equipment, in their office. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use Ventolin everyday?

Is it okay to use Ventolin everyday?

Yes, but it would: Be sensible to make an appointment with your health care provider and see if additional long term management/therapy could reduce your need for acute interventions. ...Read more

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Can you suffer withdrawls from ventolin?

Can you suffer withdrawls from ventolin?

Perhaps: One can have a withdrawal reaction from no longer taking any medication one used to take. This is the reason why when stopping an inhaler one might want to discuss it with the doctor to prescribed a reduced tapering regimen. ...Read more

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What are the medicinal uses of ventolin?

Bronchodilator: It is albuterol in an inhaler form, a bronchodilator - used as a rescue medicine in obstructive lung diseases, like asthma and copd. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ventolin?

Albuterol: 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 due to side effects. ...Read more

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What is the expiration time of ventolin nebule?

Ventolin nebule: "As packaged for sale, 3 years. After opening outer foil packaging, 3 months. Once Nebule is opened, use immediately" (http://www. Medicines. Ie/medicine/2032/SPC/Ventolin+Nebules+2.5+mg+++2.5+ml/#SHELF_LIFE) ...Read more

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Is it okay to use Ventolin everyday if I need to?

Yes: Ventolin (albuterol) is fine to use everyday. What are you using it for? If it's for asthma and you are using that everyday, you may need to either change or add a maintenance medication. ...Read more

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Is there anything stronger than ventolin I can take?

Is there anything stronger than ventolin I can take?

Potency vs right one: Rescue inhalers (ventolin/proair/proventil) and xopenex (levalbuterol) are about same in term of potency. Excessive use will lead to decrease efficacy. If you use any of these inhalers more than 2-3x/wk, your asthma is not under control and needs additional treatment. Inhaler steroids are best. Long-acting beta-agonist can be combined with steroid if needed. Singulair is additional option. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long should? Ventolin last before you have to get a refill?

How long should? Ventolin last before you have to get a refill?

Depends on usage: Ventolin comes with a dose counter & in 200 or 60 puff sizes. Counter reads 204 or 64 when you open it first, as the extra 4 puffs are for priming the inhaler before initial use. Do not use it past expiration date, and get your refill when there are less than 20 puffs left on your current inhaler to ensure that you are not waiting until the last minute or risk running out when you need it most. ...Read more

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Can I die from ventolin overdose?

Yes, an overdose of: Ventolin can be lethal. Are you having thoughts of overdosing on ventolin? I you are please get help now. Have a friend or relative drive you to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if needed. With help comes hope. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ventolin?

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Ventolin: Shakiness hands & feet, Fast irregular pounding heart beats, rarely cough & shortness of breath & Rash & Red skin & Swelling of mouth and throat, Wheezing, Blurred vision, Confusion, Cramps, Headaches, Sweating, Vomiting, Irritability & Sleep changes. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to ventolin?

Are there any side effects to ventolin?

See below: Manly cardiac increased heart rate perhaps risk of heart attack or cardiac arrythmia. ...Read more

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When to use ventolin nebules for my son?

When to use ventolin nebules for my son?

Asthma Action Plan:: Ask your doctor to work out an action plan for asthma management - it depends on severity.

Here is a template:

http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/public/lung/asthma/asthma_actplan. Pdf. ...Read more

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Is ventolin safe for a 5 months old baby?

Ventolin: Ventoin is albuterol
It is safe for a 5 month old. It has some side effects but overall safe ...Read more

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How do you take proventil (albuterol) and ventolin?

See Below: Proventil and ventolin are both names for albuterol which is commonly used for bronchospasm seen in asthma and copd. They come in both inhaler and solution (nebulized) forms. 2 inhaled puffs from inhaler or one nebulized solution vial (depending on age and strength) are commonly recommended to be used every 4-6 hours for cough, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Contact provider if not helping. ...Read more

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Is there natural way to deal with ventolin overdose?

Stop using it: Just stop using it. You will naturally return to normal. ...Read more

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How do I know how much ventolin is too much for a 5yo?

Asthma: During asthma flare up- usually 2 inhalations 4 times a day with an aerochamber should be enough. If more dose needed then an steroid inhaler needs to be added to reduce the need of ventolin. ...Read more

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What's the difference between ventolin hfa and ventolin?

The additives: It is the same medicine in each. The difference is in the propellants added so the medication comes out in a mist. The hfa is supposed to be a bit safer for the environment, but both should work equally as well on your asthma symptoms as rescue inhalers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ventolin overdose?

Overstimulation: ventolin is a rescue inhaler used in asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions. It stimulates certain nerves in the body and can cause hypertension, excitability, agitation, and other symptoms of over-stimulation. Using ventolin as prescribed and not too often should not cause any problems. If you are using this and have the symptoms described, contact your physician. ...Read more

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Can pro-air inhaler works just as good as the ventolin inhaler?

Yes: They are both albuterol and both have a dose counter. Ventolin sprays out harder and colder, while pro-air is softer and warmer. This may make it seem like it's not as effective, but it is. Use whichever one is cheaper on your insurance plan. ...Read more

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Is taking a ventolin puffer once an hour overdosing for an adult?

No, add other meds: Ventolin is a bronchodilators known as beta 2 receptor agonists. Ventolin works on the smooth muscle receptors of the bronchial tube to cause the muscles to relax opening the airways. If the medicine is used alone, the inflammation in the airways is not reduced and symptoms persist. Stepwise asthma treatment-consider adding other meds such as steroid inhalers to reduce inflammation for relief. ...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