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My boyfriend took Benzedrex this morning and still 12 hours later he is getting sick..nausea, vomiting, sweating, headache, etc.. Can you recommend an?

My boyfriend took Benzedrex this morning and still 12 hours later he is getting sick..nausea, vomiting, sweating, headache, etc.. Can you recommend an?

Only a molecule with: goal of slightly altering body behavior; under control from brain (>1,000,000 orders/sec) 24/7. Study at rxlist.com & on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylhexedrine. The vast majority of Rx & OTC meds are just single molecules. Why? Because as fantastically comples Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, it is far easier to damage than help; study: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapeutic_effect ...Read more

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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


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Having deviated septum surg, turbinate reduc. , sinus balloon dilation. When should I stop taking otc nasal decongestants (benzedrex, etc.) ?

Having deviated septum surg, turbinate reduc. , sinus balloon dilation. When should I stop taking otc nasal decongestants (benzedrex, etc.) ?

Nasal surgery : You should ask these questions to your surgeon as she/he may have particular preferences. Hopefully, you have not been using topical nasal decongestant sprays, as they should not be used long term and not before nasal surgery. Oral decongestants can be taken up to the day of surgery, if needed. ...Read more

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Why isn't my inhaler working?

Why isn't my inhaler working?

No medicine: No medicine left in, or if new-broken pump. ...Read more

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Why do inhalers make you jumpy?

Why do inhalers make you jumpy?

Muscle stimulation: The inhalers that make you jumpy are bronchodilators. They contain beta agonists which stimulate muscle. When they stimulate the smooth muscle in the lung, the broncial tubes relax to let more air in and out. But they also stimulate skeletal muscle (muscle connecting bones) causing tremor and cardiac muscle in the heart causing a mild increase in blood pressure and pulse. ...Read more

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Inhaler differences, effectiveness?

Inhaler differences, effectiveness?

Narrow focus: This is too broad a question to answer in 400 characters. Specific examples would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on inhalers and die?

Can you overdose on inhalers and die?

Inhalers: Some people use the inhalers and stay at home when they should be seeking medical attention. So that they are in extremis when they finally make it to the hospital. There can also be paradoxical bronchospasm with albuterol use. If you are unclear as to how frequently you should be using an inhaler or concerned that it is not working-contact your doctor! ...Read more

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Is it ok to use someone elses inhaler?

Is it ok to use someone elses inhaler?

NO: If you need inhalers then go see your md and determine why you need the inhaler. Asthma can be deadly and one needs the right medications. If other issues with breathing they can be chronic. One needs to have the correct diagnosis. Do not use other peoples drug! not all that wheezes is asthma. ...Read more

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I took 3 puffs from my inhaler, what could happen?

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Nothing, most likely: If it was a rescue inhaler, you may become more anxious or tremulous for several minutes. If it was your maintenance inhaler, you probably won't have any significant side effects. Be reassured that many have taken more puffs without experiencing any problems. ...Read more

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What are the most popular brands of metered dosed inhalers?

Albutero/combivent: Albuterol is a bronchodilator working through beta two receptors. Ipratropium in Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) works through muscuranic recptors as an antiinflammatory. Albuterol is usally more of a rescue inhalier. It is short acting. You would benefit from being on something like advair or symbacort with albuterol to use in between those times when breathing is difficult. ...Read more

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Is there any signs when you know you have overdoesed on your inhalers?

Is there any signs when you know you have overdoesed on your inhalers?

Yes: And this is very dangerous! if you are using rescue inhalers more than a few times a day you must contact your dr for next step meds:inhaled steroids and others.This has very profound effects on your survival. ...Read more

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Can use inhaler with musinex?

Can use inhaler with musinex?

Yes: Mucinex is a mucolytic (guaifenesin) inhalers are of different kind. Bronchodilators, steroids, etc. None will interfere with it. ...Read more

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How can nicotine inhalers work?

Why wouldn't they: Nicotine is inhaled with every cigarette someone smoke, but it comes together with carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and a host of organic "tars" which cause cancer etc. Nicotine inhalers have purified nicotine with a measured amount per spray, and work a little faster than nicotine gum or lozenges to relieve nicotine withdrawal symptoms and help people stop smoking. ...Read more

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How do I use a metered-dose inhaler?

Inhaler: I would recommend to go to the manufacture's website and get a handout or watch a video if they have one to learn how to use the device. Sometimes devices have different ways of using them. Alternatively go to your pharmacist and they can go over how to use the device. ...Read more

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Is an advair inhaler really dangerous?

Is an advair inhaler really dangerous?

Useful : Adair is a very useful medication when prescribed correctly for asthma. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Should take my inhaler before swimming?

Should take my inhaler before swimming?

Maybe?: You may not need it, but it is always a good idea if you might be in strenuous activity! ...Read more

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Can we use inhalers instead of nebulizer?

Depends on situation: Most patients over 4 years of age can be transitioned into inhalers.Sometimes a spacer chamber is needed, but most nebulizer meds are also available by inhaler. ...Read more

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Why is it that after i take inhaler i cough?

Why is it that after i take inhaler i cough?

Irritant: An asthma inhaler contains the active ingredient and the propellant which can be cold in temperature and irritate the throat leading to cough. The dry powder inhalers can lead to cough because of irritation as well. The airway in patients with asthma is already "hyper-reactive" =twitchy and inhaling almost anything can trigger a cough. Rarely, asthma inhalers can actually trigger bronchospasm. ...Read more

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How does inhaler help a person breath easier?

How does inhaler help a person breath easier?

Open airways: There are different types of inhalers but the most common types increase the size of the airways in the lung when they are spasming. This allows the air to move with less resistance during breathing. Some inhalers act by decreasing inflammation in the airways too. ...Read more

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Can. U. Get. Headaches. After. Taking. Inhalers?

Can. U. Get. Headaches. After. Taking. Inhalers?

Inhaler headache: Headache after your inhaler can be from vascular dilation and blood flow changes in the central nervous system. Non-steroidals like over the counter Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) can be helpful for this. They might also reduce your need for asthma inhalers. Be mindful that their principal side effect is stomach acidity so you might need an antiacid type medication simultaneously. ...Read more

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