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Alupent Inhaler Discontinued
Albuterol: Albuterol will give you the same or perhaps a slightly better result. Many physicians prefer Levalbuterol (xopenex), a purified version of albuterol. While there is no body of clinical data prefering Levalbuterol over albuterol the similar cost & effect make both drugs attractive as rescue but not as controller drugs for asthma. Use the one your insurance plan covers. ...Read more
Side effects: Alupent (metaproterenol) is not easily available but it can cause side effects such as jumpiness, tremors, and even bloof pressure problems. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: I do not think Alupent (metaproterenol) is really available any more. But the problem with Alupent (metaproterenol) and diabetes patients is that it could either exacerbate or mask problems of blood sugar reactions. There is not direct problem with the drug and diabetes to my knowledge. It is an old drug that has really been taken over by albuterol which is given to diabetics without that warning. ...Read more
Affects blood sugar.: Beta-2 agonists for asthma such as albuterol can increase blood sugar by releasing stored glycogen from the liver and stimulating the adrenergic system (adrenaline). They should be used with caution when diabetes mellitus is present and discussed with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
And OR: Both open the bronchial tubes donot use both togather dose is 2 puffs every 6--8 hours use either or. ...Read more
There is a remote possibility for Alument to interfere with your blood glucose levels but that is way down on the list of possible drug interactions.
Please go to the web and look up Alupent (metaproterenol) in the many articles listed. Look for distinct medical articles.
If you are still concerned after reading this - you shouldn't be - please contact your doctor. ...Read more
I have been taking foradil and miflonide inhalers for one month, doctor prescribed it for two months. I wish to discontinue treatment is that possible?
Consult: I suggest that you call your physician- if you are feeling well now, your doctor may slowly reduce your dosing or wean you off medication. If you stop too soon, symptoms may come back, often in a stronger fashion-please get medical advice. ...Read more
Muscle stimulation: The inhalers that make you jumpy are bronchodilators. They contain beta agonists which stimulate muscle. When they stimulate the smooth muscle in the lung, the broncial tubes relax to let more air in and out. But they also stimulate skeletal muscle (muscle connecting bones) causing tremor and cardiac muscle in the heart causing a mild increase in blood pressure and pulse. ...Read more
Inhalers: Some people use the inhalers and stay at home when they should be seeking medical attention. So that they are in extremis when they finally make it to the hospital. There can also be paradoxical bronchospasm with albuterol use. If you are unclear as to how frequently you should be using an inhaler or concerned that it is not working-contact your doctor! ...Read more
If you need inhalers then go see your md and determine why you need the inhaler. Asthma can be deadly and one needs the right medications. If other issues with breathing they can be chronic. One needs to have the correct diagnosis.
Do not use other peoples drug!
not all that wheezes is asthma. ...Read more
Albutero/combivent: Albuterol is a bronchodilator working through beta two receptors. Ipratropium in Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) works through muscuranic recptors as an antiinflammatory. Albuterol is usally more of a rescue inhalier. It is short acting. You would benefit from being on something like advair or symbacort with albuterol to use in between those times when breathing is difficult. ...Read more
No: Unfortunately, the is no cure for asthma. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that may "flare" depending upon an individual's triggers. Studies performed with disease "controllers" (oral leukotriene receptor antagonists and inhaled corticosteroids) to see if "cure" or prevention are possible. Unfortunately, any gains that are obtained while on those medications are lost when stopped. ...Read more
Deep Breath: Most dry poder inhalers deliver a specific dose per use. The best way to use these devices is to put the device in your mouth and activate it the take a long slow deep breath that will cause all the powder to go in slowly and won't irritate your airway causing you to cough. ...Read more
Asthma: Proair is a brand name for albuterol, used to open airways during times of shortness of breath as a rescue medication for people with asthma. Sometimes people without asthma can get asthma like symptoms such as wheezing and inhalers like proair are helpful for these situations as well. It is short and quick acting making it ideal for rescue in times of acute sumptoms. ...Read more