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Cqn I Used Expired Albuterol
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
Expired Medication: Yes. I often tell my patients that as long as the product was not exposed to the elements or direct sunlight that simple expiration dates are fine to ignore. ...Read more
I use albuterol sulfate ProAir rescue inhalers for my asthma. Can I use salamol cfc free inhalers in replacement of this? (it's more affordable)
Safe to use expired (mar 2013) albuterol sulfate inhalation solution (0.63mg/3ml)? Getting over viral infection and thinking about using my nebulizer.
Possibly: The expiration date reflects more the assured strenght of the medication than any toxic change in its action. Short term use until you resupply is probably fine. ...Read more
Probably OK: Drug expiration dates reflect the time of proved safety and effectiveness. But in almost all cases, the drug remains potent and safe for much longer (often many years), if it hasn't been exposed to high heat for long periods (like a car's glove compartment in summer). It's always safest to get a refill, but most likely the expired fluticasone will work just fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more
Simple answer, YES: Yes you can combine these two products. ...Read more
No problem: but may be no desired effect,Get a more detailed answer ›
My albuterol inhalation aerosol (warwick pharmaceuticals) helps me, but i've been switched to albuterol sulfate (pro air) which has less benefit, why?
Sensations or dose: The standard dose for a puff of albuterol is 90 micrograms, so any of the preparations should be the same in effect. Recently, the gas that pushes the medicine out of the inhaler, called the propellant, was changed. Some people feel that the new propellant (called hfa) is not as strong as what was used before. If the dose and propellant are the same, it is likely to be your sensation of effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: 4 years from the expiration date is too long for the medication to be effective. Studies have shown that many medications can safely be used/taken after the expiration date, over three years is not going to be effective.Going much past a year on an inhaler would not be recommended. More importantly, albuterol is a rescue medication. You want to make sure it works and is effective when needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"rules of 2": If you use a rescue inhaler like albuterol more than twice per week, wake at night with asthma symptoms more than twice per month, or refill albuterol more than twice per year, then you may need inhaled steroids to help control your asthma. A breathing test performed by an allergist or pulmonologist can be helpful in deciding whether inhaled steroids should be used as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just took my prescription cough syrup- Bromfed (brompheniramine) DM cough syrup. Can I use the albuterol inhaler now as well?
Yes: Use as directed by your health care provider. ...Read more
Please continue: Using Qvar and montelukast, those are your routine maintenance medications that you need to take whether you're symptomatic or not. The albuterol is a short acting broncho dilator, works better during an asthma flare or before strenuous activity, keep the follow up with your doctor / asthma specialist, wish you wellness ...Read more
Im using following tablets for my asthma treatment
r they safe for long term use?
If ok'd by the FDA: Any medication can have bad side effects in a few people. Medications that are approved for long term use by the fda are considered safe, but doctors and patients still keep an eye out for undesired reactions. Also, "long term" may mean 6 weeks, 6 months, 6 years, etc... Doctors on healthtap are U.S. Doctors, so generally do not have information on foreign medications. ...Read more
Prescriptions: If you can buy inhalers online without a prescription, i would question their validity. You usually need a prescription to be able too do this. ...Read more
I was usin herbal leaf extract for 10 years for asthma. Life was good as healthy man.Last 2 years using modern medicines. Worse now.Shud I switch bak?
Asthama: Wow, i would like to know what's in that herb. Have you had extensive pulmonary evaluation done? Does your doctor perform spirometry during your visits? Do you have an asthma action plan? Do you use a rescue inhaler (albuterol) for sudden coughs and wheezing and a maintenance steroid inhaler and/or singulair, (montelukast) nedocromil, etc? If not, you are not in good control and need further management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Albuterol expired: When medications get older they tend to loose potency over time. I would suggest getting a refill for the upcoming year as this medication is very useful during acute exacerbations of asthma. Would not want to have a sub-optimal/expired medication for emergency treatment if your daughter were to have worsening asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost certainly OK: Expiration dates are generally not the time when the power of a medication falls outside the effective range. There may be slight decay of effectiveness, if stored avoiding excess heat, you should get the effect you want from Bromfed that is out of date ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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