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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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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?

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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Follow up to doctors answers. There are days I do not use albuterol or just am and still get palps and breathlessness, walking, physical activity etc?

Follow up to doctors answers. There are days I do not use albuterol or just am and still get palps and breathlessness, walking, physical activity etc?

Consult a physician: See youra doctor asap.Palpitation usually means rapid regular or irregular heartbeat.T you may be suffering from anxiety or irregular heart rhythm abd you should consult a physician. If you're having a rapid heartbeat you should cut back on caffeine and smoking ...Read more

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My 3 yr old seems to get sick so often with a cold followed by a cough that last too long albuterol inhaler makes it worse what to do please advice tkx ?

My 3 yr old seems to get sick so often with a cold followed by a cough that last too long albuterol inhaler makes it worse what to do please advice tkx ?

See below: First off post viral coughs can last up to 3 weeks. Next albuterol is not a "cold" medication but rather a reliever medication for asthma. As colds are a major trigger point for an asthma exacerbation it is frequently prescribed. You should check with your doctor on this as your son made need additional or alternative therapies. ...Read more

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I have had asthma my whole life. Can I get a prescription that never expires for albuterol or do I have to see a doctor every time mine runs expires?

I have had asthma my whole life. Can I get a prescription that never expires for albuterol or do I have to see a doctor every time mine runs expires?

No: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs. The symptoms of asthma can vary over time and consequently will require adjustments of one's medications as appropriate. Standard medical care would not support a prescription for any medication that would never expire nor ever require a visit to physician again. ...Read more

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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

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Proventil (Definition)

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

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