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Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

The combination help: Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung. Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) help with bronchitis?

Does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) help with bronchitis?

Not really.: I'll presume you're talking about acute bronchitis, which is a very different entity from chronic bronchitis, which is a form of chronic lung disease. For acute form, an inhaler combination of steroid and bronchodilator generally has no role. In copd, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, it may be useful. ...Read more

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Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?

Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?

Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains formoterol as the long-acting bronchodilator, and that works faster than the salmeterol in advair. Both come in different strengths as well. Try both and consider what each costs on your plan and the side effects you have. ...Read more

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Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?

Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?

Unknown: Longer term studies show that both drugs are quick acting and relieve acute dyspnea/shortness of breath. It appears unlikely that either drug affects the natural history of asthma/copd. Longer acting drugs called maintenance inhalers are associated with significant decreases in exacerbation (flares) of these diseases and may affect lung function longer term. ...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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Can dulera and Advair be used together for emphysema or dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?

Can dulera and Advair be used together for emphysema or dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?

No: All three of those are essentially the same thing. Medications are different, but all in the same class. They should not be used together. ...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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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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Does albuterol and Pulmicort treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

Does albuterol and Pulmicort treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read more

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I'm switching back to dulera (formoterol and mometasone) inhaler will that help with my asthma?

I'm switching back to dulera (formoterol and mometasone) inhaler will that help with my asthma?

See below: What are you switching from? In my experience Dulera isn't even comparable to the other inhalers in the same category. ...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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What is more effective for asthma maintemsnce dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or advair?

What is more effective for asthma maintemsnce dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or advair?

Essentially the same: Advair is fluticasone (steroid) and salmeterol (long acting Beta agonist); Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is mometasone (steroid) and formoterol (long acting Beta agonist). I do not know what doses you have been prescribed, but you should not be on both Advair and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). It should be one or the other. I have used both for my patients and it comes does to personal preference and ease of use. ...Read more

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Does advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 500/50 prevent asthma attacks?

Does advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 500/50 prevent asthma attacks?

Yes: This is a combination "controller" medication for preventing asthma attacks and for improving overall respiration between attacks. It is for moderate to severe cases and should be used only under the guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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Can dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and ventolin be taken togeter?

Yes: A scenario where one may be needing to take Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and ventolin around the same time would be during some type of asthma/copd exacerbation. Remember though, Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) has a long acting form of albuterol (the active ingredient in ventolin). So normally, one would not need to take them both at the same time. ...Read more

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Which works better: dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or albuterol?

Which works better: dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or albuterol?

Both-read why: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination inhaler containing an steroid (for inflammation) and long acting bronchodilator. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is used every day to control and prevent asthma. In contrast, albuterol is for quick relief and only used as needed. This is a good combination for patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma. An allergist can assist in further explanation. ...Read more

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