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Will my long term inhaled steroid asthma medicine (qvar) interfere with general anesthesia?

Will my long term inhaled steroid asthma medicine (qvar) interfere with general anesthesia?

No, take your med: Qvar is being prescribed to help control the inflammation in your bronchi so you will be less susceptible to wheezing when challenged. Surgery and anesthesia are challenges. Therefore, you really need to stay on your medication regularly so you will have the easiest time when you are recovering. You should take it every day, even the morning of surgery. Get an asthma checkup before anesthesia. ...Read more

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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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Adult asthma. On qvar. Mainly short of breath when i walk up stairs , exercise. I do have allergies. Worried about side effects of med.

Adult asthma. On qvar. Mainly short of breath when i walk up stairs , exercise.  I do have allergies. Worried about side effects of med.

Not med: If the only time you have shortness of breath is when you walk up a flight of stairs, and not when exercising, and it resolves right away and is not associated with pain or coughing , i would presume you are still out of shape. It certainly is not the med( i was a pharmacist for20 years too), and does not sound like asthma or heart. ...Read more

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Oct chest xray shows inflammed lungs.Diagn asthma, qvar made tightness worse.Can be anything other than asthma?8 mo intermittent upper left chest pain!

Oct chest xray shows inflammed lungs.Diagn asthma, qvar made tightness worse.Can be anything other than asthma?8 mo intermittent upper left chest pain!

2nd opinion: If you are still having symptoms after eight months with no relief from your inhaler, you need to get a second opinion.You may need to consult a pulmonologist, or even an environmental medicine physician, who can assess why you're still having the burning sensation, that may be due to environmental exposure to toxins or chemicals. This is very important to as they may need to reimage you by x-ray. ...Read more

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I have glaucoma & asthma i'm concerned qvar & atrovent (ipratropium) will worsen / affect my glaucoma ? What other medications can I use for my asthma

I have glaucoma & asthma i'm concerned qvar & atrovent (ipratropium) will worsen / affect my glaucoma  ? What other medications can I use for my asthma

Speak to your eye dr: Anytime, you have a concern regarding your glaucoma drops and your inhalers, you can contact your eye doctor, and discuss this with him/her. Also, you can contact your pharmacist, who has the latest information, and software on how the meds interact, or not with one another. Then, you'll have the information you need to make an informed decision on using your meds/drops together. ...Read more

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To control my Asthma I have to take Qvar, Xopanex, Duoneb, and Prednisone constantly. I don't want to take all this medicine. What can I do to change?

To control my Asthma I have to take Qvar, Xopanex, Duoneb, and Prednisone constantly.  I don't want to take all this medicine. What can I do to change?

Time for a visit: You need to sit down with your doc/asthma specialist and come up with a treatment plan you can understand and do consistently. You mention several meds that do the same thing, and if you are changing up your program you are not getting consistent results. ...Read more

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My 2yo son has asthma, can it be possible for it to disappear or atleast be well controlled? Hes taking qvar 2 puffs daily

My 2yo son has asthma, can it be possible for it to disappear or atleast be well controlled? Hes taking qvar 2 puffs daily

Some do some don't: A lot of whats labled asthma in infants in toddlers will disappear with age. I've seen estimates that 70% will fade by middle childhood. The persistant group is more likely to have one or more 1st degree relatives with asthma, have had an ICU admission by their 1st birthday, have or had eczema. ...Read more

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4 yr old prescribed Qvar 40 to be taken as follows: 2 puffs twice a day total of 160mcg/day for asthma. Dosage seems a little high. ?

4 yr old prescribed Qvar 40 to be taken as follows: 2 puffs twice a day total of 160mcg/day for asthma. Dosage seems a little high.

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Depends: it asthma symptoms is not under control OK to use this dose, if the child is doing well, can step down to a lower dose such as 40 twice a days, I would reduce the dose if not cough or wheezing for 30 days on the high dose, The minimal dose that can control the symptoms is the correct dose ...Read more

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Have adult onset asthma. Allergies make worse. Peak flow test was 38/58. Started qvar. Can i take long time? What long term use side effects? Age 57

Have adult onset asthma. Allergies make worse. Peak flow test was 38/58. Started qvar. Can i take  long time?  What long term use side effects? Age 57

Mgt: Your peak flow and continued symptoms indicate that your asthma control is not good. I would suggest continuing the QVAR and taking the asthma control test online at regular intervals. A HEPA filter unit at home can help to reduce indoor allergens. Avoiding smoke and other triggers is important in your mgt. Online consultation: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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My specialist is trying to find the cause of my asthma. I am on singulair (montelukast) and qvar. I now have reflux along with the asthma. How do I know which one caused which?

My specialist is trying to find the cause of my asthma. I am on singulair (montelukast) and qvar. I now have reflux along with the asthma. How do I know which one caused which?

Unrelated: A patient can have both reflux and asthma for separate reasons... Reflux can aggravate asthma (eg be a trigger), and it can also cause chronic cough that is not asthma, but it isn't a known cause of asthma per se. Asthma also does not cause reflux. ...Read more

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I take qvar (2 puffs 2 a day) and 1 singular a day for asthma. Still wheeze. Allergic - dust mites. What shd i do? My dr wants to increase qvar dose

I take qvar (2 puffs 2 a day) and 1 singular a day  for asthma. Still wheeze. Allergic - dust mites.  What shd i do? My dr wants to increase qvar dose

Re-evaluation: If your asthma is not controlled, seek the care of an asthma specialist such as an allergist. It may be necessary to change the medication plan, re-evaluate avoidance measures for allergens or even consider other reasons for the wheezing other than asthma. ...Read more

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Out of breath when walk up stairs or exercise. Spiro fef 38% and fev 59%. . Is qvar the best med for this. Adult onset asthma. Out of shape. Age 57.

Management plans: From your description, your asthma or lung problems are not under control as yet. Developing an asthma plan, taking the asthma control test and bringing this with you to your next visit, along with spirometry will help your physician determine the best treatment. Knowing what triggers your asthma and avoiding environmental factors that trigger the symptoms is an important part of the management. ...Read more

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When i go to see an allergist(lung testing).Qvar is not controlling my asthma, what other meds. Might the allergist prescribe to me(whats stronger)?

When i go to see an allergist(lung testing).Qvar is not controlling my asthma, what other meds. Might the allergist prescribe to me(whats stronger)?

Asthma: Asthma has 3 parts, inflammation, bronchoconstriction (chest tightness), and mucus production. Once you know what triggers your asthma avoiding those triggers is key. There are many medications that will treat 1 or 2 of the other components of asthma like advair, dulera, and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) to name a few. If your meds don't work let your doctor know. There are many good meds that may work better. ...Read more

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4 yr old coughing for 7 wks.Diagnosed with asthma.Did 10 day steroid, albuterol evry 4 hrs, 7 day amox & qvar inhaler.Still coughing.Wat now? Answers?

4 yr old coughing for 7 wks.Diagnosed with asthma.Did 10 day steroid, albuterol evry 4 hrs, 7 day amox & qvar inhaler.Still coughing.Wat now? Answers?

See allergist: After 7 weeks, it is time for you to bring the child to an allergy specialist who can help you in finding out the cause for the cough which may well not be asthma given the lack of response to the anti-asthma drugs including oral steroid. I would consider getting a chest x-ray also to rule out aspiration. ...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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I'm currently using fluticasone for sinus congestion and Qvar for asthma - both are corticosteroids. Is it safe to use NasalCrom (cromolyn) too?

I'm currently using fluticasone for sinus congestion and Qvar for asthma - both are corticosteroids. Is it safe to use NasalCrom (cromolyn) too?

Yes: Nasalcrom has little or no side effects (rarely a rash perhaps) and thus can be safely used with other nasal medications. It is not a steroid or antihistamine. However I think adding a nasal antihistamine will likely work better. ...Read more

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

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