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Asmanex Twisthaler Dosage
I am on asmanex twisthaler now to help with my asthma, but I don't feel like I am getting anything. I have asked and I am doing it right. Not sure?
See below: Asmanex is a maintenance medication, you are not expected to feel like you are getting anything after you take it. This is a common misconception. Is your asthma getting better overall? That is how you measure your response. If not, there are other similar medications that may help you, talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the side effects of smz/tmp ds generic for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and asmanex twisthaler. Thank you ?
Usually none, but...: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (smz/tmp) is a sulfa antibiotic that can sometimes cause allergic drug reactions on the skin, such as red rashes, hives, or occasionally worse. Stomach upset, with or without diarrhea, can happen with any antibiotic. Asmanex is an inhaled powder, so can cause a cough in a few people very sensitive to the powder. Asmanex is a steroid, so may cause oral thrush if one doesn't rinse and spit. ...Read more
What would be the equivalent 2x daily dose of asmanex 100mcg if I am already on Arnuity 100mcg 1x daily. Which dosing schedule is better?
Hx: asthma, pts = sm airway, asmanex x1 qhs. New prescription mn txs unit dose albuterol q4 prn. Used 13 of 25 doses in 40 days. Is this reasonable frequency?
No: You should not be using a rescue inhaler as frequently as you are describing. It would appear that you are constantly being exposed to your "trigger(s)" and your controller is not working effectively. Have your physician reevaluate your controller treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Common side effects include fungal mouth infections (“thrush”) which appear as white patches and can be avoided by rinsing mouth after each use. Other common side effects, which may go away over time, are headaches, fatigue, depression, muscle and joint pain, runny nose, sinus infection, and sore throat. If any of these do not go away after a few days, report them to your doctor. ...Read more
Apples and oranges: You cannot make this type of comparison since we are talking about to different drugs. Asthmanex is an inhaled cortisone while singulair (montelukast) is entirely different. Both are used as controllers but with different outcomes. Talk it over with your physician Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking Arnuity 100 1x daily I am wheezing 5/7 days of the week. I have asmanex HFA100 as well, canitry 2xdailydosing? How many puffs per day?
See allergist: If you are wheezing 5/7 days in a week, your asthma is considered poorly controlled. Since increasing the steroid dose may not be the only answer (the response tends to plateau at higher doses), you should consult an allergist ASAP before you end up in the hospital. Aside from medication options, he can counsel you on avoidance measures and possibly allergy shots. ...Read more
I have 2 questions, is the strength of asmanex 110 comparable to Flovent 110. Is Flovent diskus small enough to get into the small airways. Vs HFA?
No and Yes: Though asmanex and flovent are both steroids (cortisone) they do differ in strength. . This does not necessarily make one better than the other. Both agents are designed to get into the lungs to reduce inflammation. Remember, this type of "controller" must be used regularly- not like your "rescue inhaler" which is used only when you are having an attack. ...Read more