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Asthma Prednisone To Work
Not always: Usually albuterol inhaler which helps keep your airways open and prednisone which helps relieve the inflammation in the airways work together to provide relief. But the bronchospasm was caused by infection then symptoms may continue to until the underlying issue is resolved. If you are taking medication and not finding relief, return to your doctor. ...Read more
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Mild night asthma, Given Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). seem to be better options for asthma maintenance meds, please recommend. Need to avoid interaction with Beta Blockers?
Or avoid b blockers: unless b1 selective, which should be used with caution too, also Delera is a combo medicine , contains Inhaled CorticSteroid, in adiition to a long acting beta agonist (LABA) which are better avoided, if not extremely needed while on B blockers, generally those LABAs better be discontnued once asthma is controlled with other maintenance meds, please talk again to your doctor, take care ...Read more
CONTROLLER MEDS: In my opinion Controller meds which include inhaled Steroids with long acting Bronchodilaters also inhaled in combinations if taken correctly work best and sometimes one can add Montelucast(Singular) to that to control Asthma and reduce the incidents of acute attacks and exacerbations to minimum For acute attacks reliever meds like Albuterol or Levalbuteral are used with oral steroids sometimes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do i need to add maintenance and rescue steroids to singulair (montelukast) if i've never had an acute asthma attack but have uncomfortable breathing on exertion?
Can you use dulera (formoterol and mometasone) for bronchitis? How fast does it work for bronchitis.
Yes: No one can tell how fast it will work. You may not be even able to tell the difference. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) has steroid to decrease the inflammation in the airways, and has a long acting bronchodilator whose effect is not something readily felt and more, bronchitis does not show much response in tests to bronchodilator treatment. But does it work, yes it does. ...Read more
Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing. It can also speed up the heart rate because of its beta receptor effects. It has no steroidal activity. However, both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: In general inhaled steroids are started when a child is experiencing frequent night cough (> 2/mo), frequent asthma symptoms/inhaler use (>2/wk), limited activities, frequent severe attacks (<6wks apart). You can also use steroid inhalers instead of Pulmicort or use singulair (montelukast) pills/granules instead of a steroid. The age of the child also plays a role. It's different for a 2mo old vs 14 yr old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Modify as needed: Use albuterol or Levalbuterol inhaler or singulair (montelukast) before exercise. If your asthma gets worse with low humidity, temperature extremes, or outdoor allergens, limit exposure to these. Breathe in through your nose instead of your mouth. You can try any exercise, but if aerobic activities cause symptoms too much, weightlifting and swimming are excellent alternatives. Most important, know your limits. ...Read more
Have pneumonia asthma bronchitis on prednisone 40mgx5 levoflaxcin500x7 is ok to take benedryl, cough supp and expectorant to manage severe coughing?
Probably OK but..: If your cough is caused by uncontrolled asthma, then you need to get the asthma under control instead of relying on cough medicine to relieve the symptoms. On the other hand, if your lung function is reasonably good and the cough is too bothersome, i see no harm in taking a cough suppressant for a few days. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor about these issues. ...Read more
Mild persistent: If a person with asthma uses their albuterol to treat symptoms more than twice per week or has night-time asthma more than twice per month, then their asthma is poorly controlled and they need a controller medication. Albuterol is a "rescue" medication and only temporarily reverses symptoms without treating the underlying problem. Pulmicort is a controller medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.
Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.
Allergic help: You will definitely need to speak with your physician about this. Other alternatives include the short acting chlorphenamine (chlortrimetron), sold over the counter. There are prescription medications - xyzal, singulair, xopenex, (levalbuterol) Flonase and more. Ultimately - make sure you speak with your physician about this, since the medications you have tried so far are not providing relief for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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