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Dr. Thomas Klein
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Asthma Beta Receptor Stimulator (Overview)

Asthma beta receptor stimulators are a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Can I take beta blocker if I have asthma ?

Can I take beta blocker if I have asthma
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Not advised.: It is not a good choice for asthma. If there is no other option, you may ask your doctor to try a low-dose cardio-selective blocker. One study showed that although the lung function did decrease slightly when people with asthma are treated with a selective beta blocker, their bronchodilator response actually improved. I have not seen this study confirmed however. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Klein
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Asthma Beta Receptor Stimulator (Overview)

Asthma beta receptor stimulators are a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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For asthma - when do you prescribe advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) medicine?

For asthma - when do you prescribe advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) medicine?

Moderate disease: If you are having symptoms more than twice a week or at night, you probably need to be on a steroid inhaler, od which advair is one. If you are on a steroid inhaler and have symptoms, adding a long acting beta agonist (the sere vent part of advair)helps. ...Read more

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Living with Asthma (Checklist)

See an allergist
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Follow recommendations to minimize allergen exposure
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Be sure to get a lung function test initially
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Get lung function tests before and 1 month after any medication change
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Is it safe to take beta blockers for pvcs if alsi have asthma?

Maybe not: B-blockers result in bronchconstriction, meaning the airways tend to close whereas b-agonists tend to bronchodilate, or open the airways. So, b-blockers may result in airway closure leading to acute asthma symptoms. (note: even b-blocker eye drops can have this effect!) some b-blockers do this to a lesser extent than others so check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What is the toxicity of advair and singulair (montelukast) usage in long term asthma treatment?

What is the toxicity of advair and singulair (montelukast) usage in long term asthma treatment?

Non-toxic but...: While every medication has benefits and side effects, the benefits of advair (combination inhaler) and singulair (montelukast) (leukotriene tablet) outweigh the risks when treating serious conditions such as asthma. Long term studies have shown a small affect on rate of growth in pediatric patients for medications containing steroids (advair) but not singulair (montelukast). An allergist can review these issues in detail. ...Read more

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Is EV-D68 deadly and or serious for someone without asthma?

Is EV-D68 deadly and or serious for someone without asthma?

EV D68: This virus is causing severe respiratory symptoms and likely is worse if there is underlying asthma. I know some states have more disease. Prevention is the best treatment. Although children are getting sick I have not heard of deaths. Even children who do not have asthma still may become ill. See the CDC site for updates. ...Read more

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Is there any known medicine that can cause asthma in a child as a side effect?

Is there any known medicine that can cause asthma in a child as a side effect?

Yes, beta blockers: Beta agents relax airways and are used to treat asthma. Beta blockers are a group of drugs used primarily by heart and thyroid doctors that block this relaxing of the airways and can cause wheezing; the effect is not permanent and the wheezing will resolve if the beta blocker is stopped. ...Read more

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What asthma medicine can I take without negative side effects?

What asthma medicine can I take without negative side effects?

See below: This depends on how you define "bad side effects". All medicines have side effect, some worse than others and depending on the individual. Thus, a testing period is usually done to see how one reacts to the medicines. See you doctor for more info. ...Read more

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How long does a beta blocker stay in your system ? I took atenolol for a month , 25 mgs twice a day . I discontinued it 3weeks ago, asthma flared up !

How long does a beta blocker stay in your system ? I took atenolol for a month , 25 mgs twice a day . I discontinued it 3weeks ago, asthma flared up !

Half life: Atenolol half life is about 6-7 hours. A few of days after stopping the medication, almost all of it is cleared. After 3 weeks, there should be no trace of this medication in your system. ...Read more

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How long can an asthma attack last?

How long can an asthma attack last?

Varies: An "attack" can last from a few hours to days, depending on how well and how soon it is treated. Inflammation and bronchoconstriction (narrowing of the airways) need to be addressed in an exacerbation - the former with systemic steroids and the latter with bronchodilators (ex. Albuterol). Often, bronchodilators may be enough. ...Read more

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Receptor (Definition)

An organ, cell or molecule that accepts an outside signal and causes an internal change. Eyes receive light, touch receptors send messages to the brain when stimulated by pressure and estrogen receptors bind Estradiol causing responses of normal breast, ovary and uterus cells to rising and falling levels of the female steroid hormones. Most of the time "receptor" refers to one ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more