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Is albuterol and epinephrine the same asthma medication?

Is albuterol and epinephrine the same asthma medication?

Similar not same: Epinephrine is a hormone your body makes. It's an effective treatment for asthma & anaphylaxis but has limitations. It has many side-effects, stimulating the heart & sometimes triggering irregular heart rate & muscle tremors. It's beneficial effects wear off in ~20 minutes. Albuterol is a pharmacologic derivative of Epinephrine with fewer side-effects & a 3-6 hour duration of action. ...Read more

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How are an allergy and asthma attack different?

How are an allergy and asthma attack different?

Allergy vs asthma: There are multiple triggers of asthma attacks including: colds, exercise, aspirin, cold air, sinus infection, acid reflux, air pollution, and allergies. About half of adults with asthma have an allergic trigger, while 80-90% of kids with asthma have allergic trigger to their asthma. Allergic reactions can affect nose and eyes without affecting lungs. If it leads to lung inflammation, it's asthma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and other asthma inhaler medicines?

What are the symptoms of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and other asthma inhaler medicines?

Inhalers: I assume you are asking about side effects. All combination inhalers, including advair, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and Dulera have a steroid component and a long acting bronchodilator. The steroids can cause oral thrush, so you need to drink water after use, the laba can cause you to be jittery, gives you palpitations insomnia. Most are generally well tolerated. Other inhalers have one of the components. ...Read more

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Asthma and hives - should I be carrying an epipen (epinephrine)? React to mold and get hive.

Peace of mind?: Epi pens are usually kept by people who have had an anaphylactic reaction to an allergen (life threatening situation). This is something you should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids. Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols, combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis. ?

Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids.  Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols,  combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis. ?

See below: I would recommend discussing this with your pulmonologist or if you need a second opinion, find someone on here that has a UT license and discuss it with them. It's possible you aren't on the right medication or maybe have a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can asthma meds (inhaled cortisteroids) be used to treat frequent attacks of angioedema with swollen airways?

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Can asthma meds (inhaled cortisteroids) be used to treat frequent attacks of angioedema with swollen airways?

Unfortunately no: Angioedema threatening the airways can only be helped first by Epinephrine (adrenline) , then by high dose systemic steroids, inhaled corticosteroids won't help the acute phase. ...Read more

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How can advair and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) increase the risk of asthma related death?

How can advair and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) increase the risk of asthma related death?

See below: Long acting beta agonists (labas) are not to be used for except in patients where their asthma has not been adequately controlled with an inhaled steroid. It increases the risk of death otherwise per reports. Why? There are many reasons which could include: mistaking using the med during an acute asthma attack, hypersensitivity to either of the drugs or milk products, cardiac arrhythmia, & other. ...Read more

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Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of  albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Yes: Anxiety and attention deficits can be side effects of albuterol and frequent albuterol usage is a sign of uncontrolled asthma which can also give you the above symptoms. Get yourself checked! ...Read more

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Will increasing dosages of salbutamol and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) cause facial flushing. ?

Will increasing dosages of salbutamol and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) cause facial flushing. ?

Yes: The medicines are called beta-2- agonists which can cause increase in heart rate and open up the the airways but also the blood vessels and yes, flushing and blushing. ...Read more

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Can asthma inhalers help non-asthmatics breath better by relaxing muscles?

Can asthma inhalers help non-asthmatics breath better by relaxing muscles?

Not a good idea: If your lungs are normal, they maintain the appropriate balance of keeping your small airways open/closed.The mechanism is designed to keep toxic fumes/materials out of sensitive endpoints in the lung.When used without need, they increase your hearts work /rate & saturate the lungs sensors.Overstimulation can make these sensors less reliable.Any med strong enough to do good can do the opposite ...Read more

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Can a epi pen help during an asthma attack?

Can a epi pen help during an asthma attack?

Depends: Epi pens are used in people who experience severe allergic reactions. The source of the allergy is not really important. If the asthma attack is the direct result of the allergic reaction it may be beneficial. However, "epi" is a non-specific "agonist" whereas your rescue inhaler is specific for the receptors in your lungs and would probably work better with fewer side effects. ...Read more

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Combination of Singulair and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) effect on methacholine challenge?

Combination of Singulair and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) effect on methacholine challenge?

MCCT...: Different medicines have to be stopped at different times based on how long they stay in your body. Stop taking Singulair 24 hours prior to challenge. Stop taking Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) 48 hours before your challenge. ...Read more

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Is duoneb breathing trmt safe to use in asthma flares when I'm taking prednisone and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5?

Is duoneb breathing trmt safe to use in asthma flares when I'm taking prednisone and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5?

Stop Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): If you are taking oral predinsone, no need for symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). The easy solution will be to take oral prednisone and albuterol nebulizer treatment . Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) may be stopped for now till you are done with oral prednisone. If you are getting worst please seek immediate help in ED or urgent care ...Read more

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4yr old taking Qvar and Albuterol for asthma. Can these medications increase heart rate and cause PVC's?

Asthma: The Albuterol can increase your heart rate for a short time frame, not a prolonged period. Some people naturally have PVCs which might have nothing to do with the Albuterol. The QVar shouldn't be causing any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Does asthma inhaler symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and haldol, olanzapine interact with each other?

Does asthma inhaler symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and haldol, olanzapine interact with each other?

Pharmacist can check: I don't believe the combined use of those 3 medications are contraindicated. I would discuss it with either the prescribing physician and/or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Are albuterol and Pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

Are albuterol and Pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...Read more

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Can Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler make your throat sore?

Can Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler make your throat sore?

Yes: The inhaler that you use has albuterol and ipatroprium. These help to open the airwarys and minimize secretions. The vehicle in the spray can be irritating to the back of the throat. You may want to ask for a spacer. ...Read more

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Could allergies and exercise induce asthma?

Could allergies and exercise induce asthma?

Yes: Allergies and exercise are 2 of the most common triggers for exacerbation of asthma symptoms. If your asthma is not well controlled and you have allergies, treatment of the allergies is an important part of asthma therapy. If exercise is making your breathing worse it doesn't mean you can't do it. It suggests that your asthma is not well controlled and this should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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