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Can You Get High On Albuterol
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 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
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
I can't afford my rx of Proventil (albuterol) this month, don't have anymore. I have plenty albuteral. Will that be enuf to carry me to next month when I get paid?
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
Can I use albuterol prior to running and if i get occasional pvcs? Would it be safe to run if I am experiencing pvcs from albuterol?
In general: This should be no problem, especially if you experience no significant symptoms. ...Read more
How often can I use albuterol ? I have had a lot of coughing and need to use it to get some air , also on antibiotics with no change in symptoms ,
Albutetol: 2 inhalations every 4 hours as neeeed. ...Read more