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Asthma Inhaler While Pregnant
Probably: There are varying ideas on this subject. Check with your ob/gyn to makea sure you do not have any other conditions which may be adversely affected by the albuterol. Often, the consequences of a serious asthma attack are more problematic than the albuterol itself. Either way, do nothing until you check with your physician. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Asthma pregnancy: Absolutely yes. It's very important that asthma be treated adequately during pregnancy. If you don't get adequate oxygen in your lungs, the baby won't get adequate oxygen through the placenta. Talk to your OB doctor about the importance of treating asthma during pregnancy. They will reassure you to make sure you're taking your medications to prevent a severe asthma flare that may harm the baby. ...Read more
Albuterol: Albuterol is the preferred short acting rescue medication for asthma during pregnancy. This is primarily because there is less data on Maxair (pirbuterol) autohaler even though both are pregnancy category c. Maxair (pirbuterol) autohaler is being discontinued. To see why, go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/11/goodbye-maxair-autohaler/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have asthma. Take singulair, (montelukast) proventil, and advair. 5 weeks pregnant & advised not to take advair. How often can I use proventil without harming baby?
Asthma: If you are having to use albuterol numerous times a day for shortness of then you would benefit from the steroid Budesonide which has been found to be safe in pregnancy. The greater harm is to not use medication that will keep you from having worsening asthma symptoms while pregnant. Take care if yourself and your baby. Always ask your doctors if you are not sure if a medication is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4monthcough keeps getting worse. Pain, shortness of breath On ventolin flovent zyrtec and singulair (montelukast) not helping lungs burn when breathing no smoking?
Please continue: Using Qvar and montelukast, those are your routine maintenance medications that you need to take whether you're symptomatic or not. The albuterol is a short acting broncho dilator, works better during an asthma flare or before strenuous activity, keep the follow up with your doctor / asthma specialist, wish you wellness ...Read more
Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.
Dr gave me Atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler. I have used ventolin inhaler for twenty yrs for asthma during allergy season. Hospital stay was not asthma related
They may help...: Bronchitis is typically an acute inflammatory condition affecting the airway. This inflammation can lead to airway hyper-reactivity (increased coughing, wheezing, etc) especially in an asthmatic. Asthma controller inhalers may help to prevent "bronchitis" episodes. Reliever inhalers such as albuterol may help to temporarily relieve associated coughing/wheezing but don't treat the inflammation. ...Read more
Can lungs get dependent on daily asthma inhaler? Could I have outgrown my asthma even though i wake up feeling short of breath until i take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?
Asthma remissions: Appropriate asthma therapy does not make you dependent on it, rather appropriate therapy allows for minimization of symptoms. Although in children and teens asthma may seem to go into remission, if you still need your combination asthma medication, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) it is unlikely yours has. ...Read more
Up in the Air: There are not sufficient data one way or the other to say specifically that advair won't harm your baby. As a general rule, inhaled medications are somewhat safer than pills or liquids because the levels in the blood are not as high for inhaled medications. Your doctor can help determine if your lung disease severity outweighs the potential risk to your baby. ...Read more
Check w/your OB: When pregnant, it's always a good idea to run everything past your OB or Family Doc if s/he is providing your prenatal care. Advair is FDA Pregnancy Category C (http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/fluticasone-salmeterol.html) which means you & your doc need to agree that benefit exceeds risk. Personally, I think it's important you be able to breathe. Of note, you didn't mention asthma. ...Read more
It prevents flareups: Flovent is a 'preventer' medicine -- it will help prevent asthma flareups but isn't as effective in helping if the flareup is already happening. If you're having asthma symptoms right now, please see the Dr. -- you need 'reliever' medicines like albuterol and maybe prednisone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use inhalor [clenil] and sometimes salbutamol while using gabapentin given for cough variant asthma?Cough was not going away, i ve bronciectasis
Bronchiectasis: Yes, you may use this combination. Antibiotics should also be a part of your regimen. ...Read more
8 wks pregnant. Severe asthma. Dr prescribed me Singulair, (montelukast) Prednisone, Amoxicillin & my Albuterol inhaler. Is all this actually safe for my baby?
I'm pregnant and have very serious asthma.I puff my proventil (albuterol) inhaler atleast 6-7 times a day.Can using my inhaler too much harm the baby or me?
Yes: You need to see your obstetrician right away or go to urgent care or emergency room. If you are using your inhaler that much, then you need a steroid to be added to your daily regimen so that you don't run the risk of a full blown asthma attack which can harm you or the baby. Definitely call doctor today or if you're having any shortness of breath, go to emergency room today. Best of luck. ...Read more
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