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I left my albuterol in my car for a day during summer. Will the medicine still work? Or do I need to get a new one

I left my albuterol in my car for a day during summer. Will the medicine still work? Or do I need to get a new one

Likely ok: It will likely be fine. However there is no harm in getting a new one just in case. Instead of throwing out the old one, find out if it works and use the new one as a backup. ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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Why do I get bumps on my elbows when taking albuterol?

Why do I get bumps on my elbows when taking albuterol?

Reaction: It appears that you may have a reaction to albuterol when you take it via a dermatologic manifestation. Trying some antihistamines may reduce the presence and occurrence of this. ...Read more

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Have refill for Flovent, am out. cant afford til next month, Have albuterol + Proventil, Will that be enough to get thru? anything less xpensive?

Have refill for Flovent, am out. cant  afford  til  next month, Have albuterol + Proventil, Will that be enough to get thru?  anything less xpensive?

Not really . . .: Unfortunately, most if not all inhalers are only available as expensive brands, not inexpensive generics. Albuterol is generic for branded Proventil, (albuterol) which is rescue inhaler. Flovent is brand name for inhaled fluticasone (http://www.drugs.com/flovent.html), which is a prevention med. Don't wait. Check out http://alvinblin.blogspot.com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options.html for low $ options ...Read more

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I know albuterol and ipratropium do the same thing, why did I get prescribed both?

I know albuterol and ipratropium do the same thing, why did I get prescribed both?

Different mechanism: Albuterol and ipratroprium work by different mechanisms in the body to essentially achieve the same result. Some people respond better to one or the other, but they are often used together as a combination drug to better manage the symptoms of asthma. ...Read more

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Can I use one metered dose inhaler to administer fluticasone and albuterol, one at a time? Or should I get separate inhalers?

Separate: Since each MDI device is customized to the unique product, I don't know any study showing that they can be interchanged. If you have lost one of them and it is an emergency, by all means go ahead. However ideally, one should not use a part devised for one device on another unless otherwise specified ( for example - Aerochambers) ...Read more

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Can albuterol or sickness cause high blood pressure?

High blood pressure : Yep. Albuterol (as used for asthma and other lung diseases) could cause transient elevation of heart rate and blood pressure. "Sickness" is pretty vague, but just about any feeling of discomfort could cause blood pressure to go up. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more


Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Proventil (Definition)

Proventil is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of ...Read more