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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, 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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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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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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Why can't i breathe after i get out of the pool from swimming? It's been an hour and a half since i stopped swimming. Have asthma and took albuterol.

Go to ER: If you are still this short of breath after using albuterol and you cannot contact your own doctor by phone, you should go to the er. You my need more aggressive asthma treatment, especially if you have exercise-induced asthma. ...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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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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