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How do asthma oral steroids compare? Budesonide versus fluticasone, mometasone etc.

How do asthma oral steroids compare? Budesonide versus fluticasone, mometasone etc.

Not Fair Question: Everybody's genetics are different, so response to steroids between everybody is different. There are charts to show potency on each individual steroid. The most important thing is to find the right medical therapy to get your asthma under control...Not the low dose of inhaled corticosteroid or the type used. Oral steroids are much more dangerous with higher side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Fluticasone (Definition)

Fluticasone is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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Nasonex (mometasone) vs. Flonase, which is better?

Nasonex (mometasone) vs. Flonase, which is better?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?

Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?

Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains formoterol as the long-acting bronchodilator, and that works faster than the salmeterol in advair. Both come in different strengths as well. Try both and consider what each costs on your plan and the side effects you have. ...Read more

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Is flovent hfa a steriod?

Is flovent hfa a steriod?

Is it a steroid: Yes it is fluticasone proprinate. It does not readily get into the body but mainly works locally. ...Read more

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Whats a Pulmicort turbuhaler (budesonide)?

Whats a Pulmicort turbuhaler (budesonide)?

Budesonide: It is Budesonide used in an "inhaler" form. It is a form of steroid used for respiratory problems that cause bronchospasm along with other meds. It is used as a "controller" medication. It decreases swelling in the respiratory tract. ...Read more

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I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read more

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Which works better: dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or albuterol?

Which works better: dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or albuterol?

Both-read why: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination inhaler containing an steroid (for inflammation) and long acting bronchodilator. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is used every day to control and prevent asthma. In contrast, albuterol is for quick relief and only used as needed. This is a good combination for patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma. An allergist can assist in further explanation. ...Read more

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Using advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) inhaler while breastfeedingis ok?

Using advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) inhaler while breastfeedingis ok?

Up in the Air: There are not sufficient data one way or the other to say specifically that advair won't harm your baby. As a general rule, inhaled medications are somewhat safer than pills or liquids because the levels in the blood are not as high for inhaled medications. Your doctor can help determine if your lung disease severity outweighs the potential risk to your baby. ...Read more

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How is a symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalor used?

How is a symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalor used?

Asthma and COPD: Usually this drug is administered twice daily by inhalation. The drug has typically been used as a maintenance (every day) inhaler in asthma and in COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis). ...Read more

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Azmacort (triamcinolone) and albuterol uses?

Azmacort (triamcinolone) and albuterol uses?

Asthma and COPD: These drugs are the mainstay in treating asthma but also can be used in copd, bronchiectasis, exercise induced asthma and chronic bronchitis. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

Asthma Controller: Advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is used to treat asthma, it is an inhaled medication that has a steroid (fluticasone) which reduced lung inflammation and long acting salmeterol which relaxes airway muscles and improves breathing. Advair comes in 2 inhaler forms, hfa and diskus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between flovent hfa and flovent diskus?

What is the difference between flovent hfa and flovent diskus?

Both are steroid : Inhalers used as maintenance and prevention of acute attacks of asthma. Hfa is a pump used by people who have good coordination of the squeezing and inhaling process while the diskus doesn't require this. Medicine inhaled in the latter only requires the operator to suck in the powder without squeezing it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Compare monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Compare monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Very different: Nasal steroids such as fluticasone work best for nasal congestion and sinus inflammation, while antihistamines such as fexofenadine work better for itching and sneezing. Typically, if you're going to use only one medication, you'll do better with fluticasone than fexofenadine. ...Read more

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Pulmicort turbuhaler (budesonide) side effects?

Few: Mostly very well tolerated. May cause oral thrush and sometimes worsening of respiratory sympt such as runny nose, cough and sometimes abdominal pain. Check with the pharmacy for a complete list. ...Read more