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Asthma Inhaler (Overview)

An asthma inhaler is a devise that delivers asthma medication through inhalation. They are sometimes called puffers or mdi's (metered dose inhalers) they can deliver rescue medications such as albuterol, or controller medications such as inhaled steroids.


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What can an asthma inhaler overdose do to you?

What can an asthma inhaler overdose do to you?

Symptoms...: Symptoms of beta-agonist overdose include a rapid heart rate which can lead to arrhythmias that can be life-threatening. Other symptoms include tremors, anxiety, etc. None of these symptoms are comfortable so take all medicine, including inhalers, as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

Asthma Inhaler (Overview)

An asthma inhaler is a devise that delivers asthma medication through inhalation. They are sometimes called puffers or mdi's (metered dose inhalers) they can deliver rescue medications such as albuterol, or controller medications such as inhaled steroids.


Dr. Dareen Siri Dr. Siri
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Living with Lactose Intolerance (Tip)

Living with Lactose Intolerance

Be careful of asthma dry powder inhalers that may contain lactose. ...See 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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Why do doctors have a hard time prescribing me xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa(an asthma inhaler)? Some does not even know what it is.

Why do doctors have a hard time prescribing me xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa(an asthma inhaler)? Some does not even know what it is.

Not sure...: Some insurance companies have this inhaler on formulary and others don't. If your doctor has not heard of this inhaler, he/she can look if up so it is not clear to me why they would not prescribe it. In some patients, it causes less of an increase in heart rate so it is sometimes better tolerated. Your doc could get more info from your pharmacist if needed as well. ...Read more

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Just was diagnosed with small airway disease / asthma. Prescribed an inhaler, which i used frequently, and now prescribed advair. Is that normal?

Just was diagnosed with small airway disease / asthma. Prescribed an inhaler, which i used frequently, and now prescribed advair. Is that normal?

Asthma: If asthma symptoms require frequent use of rescue therapy like albuterol use, causes night time awakenings from cough, frequent er visits for asthma, then one needs an every day preventative inhaler. ...Read more

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What will happen if you don't use asthma inhaler regularly ?

What will happen if you don't use asthma inhaler regularly ?

Hospoitalization: Majority of asthmatics who end up in ICU hasn't used their ICS properly. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my asthma inhaler worked?

What's a good way to check if my asthma inhaler worked?

Inhaler: Your maintenance inhaler will not give you an immediate effect while the albuterol one should. If no spray comes out of the device, make sure the hole in the plastic l shaped container is not blocked, wash it under warm water after you remove the metal canister. ...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


Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more