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Alternatives To Ventolin
Is there an alternative to salbutamol (ventolin)100mcg in the UK as I sometimes get Sinus Tachycardia couple of hours after using it which is inconvenient as my GP says if I use Clenil modulte every day I shouldn't need anything else with a preventer?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Two different brands: Same drug different manufacturers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stop using it: Just stop using it. You will naturally return to normal. ...Read more
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
Yes: No known interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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