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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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer