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How dangerous are rescue drugs for asthma?

How dangerous are rescue drugs for asthma?

Safe: Albuterol and the other rescue beta-agonists are generally safe. You may get a rapid heart beat ... But it is better than dying of asthma or suffering. The reason we like to minimize rescue inhalers is that they don't treat the underlying illness - airway inflammation. Inhaled steroids do this well for most sufferers. See your doc for more information. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more


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What are the best drugs for asthma in a pregnant woman?

What are the best drugs for asthma in a pregnant woman?

All are best: Pulmicort and Atrovent (ipratropium) HFA are class b drugs. All others are class c. If Pulmicort and atrovent (ipratropium) fail to control your asthma do not hesitate to take any class c asthma drug recommended by your physician. The best drug for your fetus is oxygen. Uncontrolled asthma deprives the uterus of oxygen. ...Read more

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Where can I find cheapest drugs for my asthma?

Where can I find cheapest drugs for my asthma?

Generics if availabl: When available generic inhalers are the cheapest. If you have no insurance, speak with your physician. Many drug companies have an assistance program . You may have to check them out yourself on the internet but it may be worth it. ...Read more

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What drugs treat bronchial asthma?

What drugs treat bronchial asthma?

CONTROLLER&RELIEVER: There are Controller MAEDICTIONS which some patients have to take every day to keep Asthma under control These are Long Term beta agonists(Long Term Bronchodilaters) Steroids Inhaled and Leucotrine like Singular Reiever or Resque Meds Quick acting Bronchodilaters like Albuterol,Xopenex Short Course of Steroids Most meds are given via inhaler or Nebuliser Except Singular or Oral Steroids ...Read more

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Is it possible to eventually eliminate the use of Asthma drugs like Advair through exercise or will I always be dependent of one of these drugs.

Is it possible to eventually eliminate the use of Asthma drugs like Advair through exercise or will I always be dependent of one of these drugs.

Difficult to say: Though asthma is a chronic condition, your dose of advair (for instance) may go down and possibly eliminated but there are no guarantees. Exercise is definitely a good way of improving your lung function but do discuss your routine with your physician. Don't overdo it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can asthma drugs affect my baby if i'm pregnant?

Can asthma drugs affect my baby if i'm pregnant?

Yes but...: The likelihood of harm from not taking the drugs (asthma attacks) is much more likely than the risk of harm from the drugs themselves, and the risks tend to be minimal at the worst. Stay on your asthma drugs, talk to your physicians about your concerns, and follow their individual advise for you (much better than internet generated general advise). ...Read more

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What is the best drug for cardiac asthma?

What is the best drug for cardiac asthma?

Various: Cardiac asthma means increased fluid tension in your lungs from a cardiac source is making you short of breath. This may be from a heart that is thickened or stiff (diastolic dysfunction), a heart that is enlarged or weakened (systolic dysfunction), or a valve that is not functioning properly. The treatment is different depending on the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use asthma drugs while planning for pregnancy?

Is it safe to use asthma drugs while planning for pregnancy?

Yes - important: It is very important that patients with asthma optimize their asthma before getting pregnant. They should continue to use these medications during pregnancy. Pregnant asthmatics do not compensate as well as they would when not pregnant. The medications are safe and being able to breath is crucial. ...Read more

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Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Cellulite lotion: Aminophylline has been a useful drug for asthma. It is still used but not as frequently. When used by mouth or intravenously we are able to check the blood levels to avoid toxicity. It's use for the cellulites as a local application is quite safe. However, the effectiveness is controversial. I guess there will be no harm in trying. Please share your experience. ...Read more

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Can my mom take Ansimar ( anti asthma drug) for long duration of time because she is suffering from asthma for a long time . Thank you ?

Can my mom take Ansimar ( anti asthma drug) for long duration of time because she is suffering from asthma for a long time . Thank you ?

Ansimar: Doxofylline, a newer generation to theophylline, an old medication for asthma, used nowadays as an adjunct treatment for asthma, not the main treatment, besides it can interact with other medications she is on. Your best option is to have your mother get seen and followed up by an asthma specialist or a chest specialist, good luck ...Read more

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Shortness of breath.Chest pain.Hight blood pressure.Reflux.Burping all the time.Asthma drugs do not work.6months locked in my home. Voice fail. Help?

Shortness of breath.Chest pain.Hight blood pressure.Reflux.Burping all the time.Asthma drugs do not work.6months locked in my home. Voice fail. Help?

Doc: You have multiple symptoms that may indicate pulmonary, cardiac, or gastrointestinal problems. See a doc to get these symptoms checked out. ...Read more

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Will sympathomimetic drugs help someone with asthma?

Will sympathomimetic drugs help someone with asthma?

Yes they will and do: Yes they can and they do Commonly used is Salmetrol in combination withFluticasone(AdVAIR) AND SHORT ACTING Albuterol Levabuterol Metaproterenol and Tebutalin These are used as resque medication for quick relief either through hand held Inhaler or through Nebuliser ...Read more

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The best class of anti hypertensive drugs with pt. has asthma ?

The best class of anti hypertensive drugs with pt. has asthma ?

Hypertensive drugs: Diuretics may be used in asthma. Beta blockers should be avoided .Ace inhibitors can cause cough and should be avoided. Calcium channel blocker may be used as first line. Arbs may also be used safely ...Read more

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I have asthma, and drug addiction (ephedrin and theopiline) if in a day didn't use the medication my condition became worse what should I do?

Drug addiction: You need treatment for drug addiction. If your asthma is not under control, there are other safer ; more effective medications. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) ; theophylline are dangerous unless used under a physician's supervision. They can cause convulsions ; heart arrhythmias. Please do not delay seeking help for your addiction. ...Read more

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What is the recommended adult dose of elixophyllin, (theophylline) a drug used to treat asthma?

What is the recommended adult dose of elixophyllin, (theophylline) a drug used to treat asthma?

Not a simple answer: dosing of elixophyllin (theophylline) is determined by your age, weight, severity of condition and other factors. To answer this question, these factors must be evaluated. Good Luck ...Read more

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What can I do to control my asthma naturally without using drugs?

What can I do to control my asthma naturally without using drugs?

Tough question: If your asthma is triggered by an allergy (animal dander, pollen,etc) removing as much of these as possible is a start. Removing rugs, carpeting, enclosing your mattress in an appropriate plastic cover is also a good start. If your asthma is exercise induced, take notice of the temperature outside when you exercise and have an attack. To be without a "resuce" inhaler is probably not a good idea ...Read more

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How to cure my asthma? Not taking the symptoms away with drugs, but to cure it.

How to cure my asthma? Not taking the symptoms away with drugs, but to cure it.

Asthma: Unfortunately there is no cure for asthma, but your best chance to reverse your allergies that may trigger your asthma is to get allergen desensitization. It should provide you long term relief of your symptoms and minimize your dependence on medications. See an allergist. ...Read more

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