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How Often Can I Use Albuterol Inhaler
Cure your asthma: Stop doing things that are hurting your lungs like smoking or living with people who smoke. Marijuana & tobacco are both bad for your lungs. Add omega-3 & vitamin d to your diet. See an allergist to find other causes for asthma. Allergy shots (immunotherapy), work to mature your immune system sharing concepts with homeopathy. Time-consuming but often curative. Just don't suddenly quit your meds. ...Read more
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
Every 12 hrs: By the way, you should not use salmeterol by itself to control your asthma. A steroid inhaler should be the primary drug for asthma control. Using salmeterol or any type of bronchodilator without an inhaled steroid may make your asthma worse even though you may get transient relief from its use. ...Read more
HOW LONg Do I HaVe To WAIt AFTEr I usEd my RESCUe INHALEr To USe the NEBULIZER. BOTH WITh ALBUTEROl?
Can i continue to use my ventolin inhaler, while I'm on peridosine and liquid albuterol in a nebulizer?
Inhaler: I would recommend to go to the manufacture's website and get a handout or watch a video if they have one to learn how to use the device. Sometimes devices have different ways of using them. Alternatively go to your pharmacist and they can go over how to use the device. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently started Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) (4x/day) for asthma. Is this to be used as a rescue inhaler or do I use my ventolin inhaler or both?
Rescue: Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) is a rescue inhaler and contains both albuterol and ipatropium ( an anti-cholinergic). It should not be used with albuterol unless you intend to double up on the albuterol dose. You should not use Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) solely for asthma control and in fact your asthma may get worse with using it alone. I think you will to see an allergist or pulmonologist to get you on the right path. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can atrovent nebuliser and ventolin nebuliser damage ur lungs long term or if used often i get asthma and post nasal drip get breathless alot?
Controller meds: Your upper airway rhinitis may be related to allergies, and can be controlled with a number of medications. Identification of triggers and avoidance measures may help to control the symptoms. In addition, you can discuss the use of Singulair (montelukast) with your physician. A virtual appointment may be booked online for further guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you use dulera (formoterol and mometasone) for bronchitis? How fast does it work for bronchitis.
Yes: No one can tell how fast it will work. You may not be even able to tell the difference. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) has steroid to decrease the inflammation in the airways, and has a long acting bronchodilator whose effect is not something readily felt and more, bronchitis does not show much response in tests to bronchodilator treatment. But does it work, yes it does. ...Read more
They may help...: Bronchitis is typically an acute inflammatory condition affecting the airway. This inflammation can lead to airway hyper-reactivity (increased coughing, wheezing, etc) especially in an asthmatic. Asthma controller inhalers may help to prevent "bronchitis" episodes. Reliever inhalers such as albuterol may help to temporarily relieve associated coughing/wheezing but don't treat the inflammation. ...Read more
Yes: Flovent is a control medicine and should be taken twice a day every day to keep your asthma under control. Albuterol is a relief medicine used to treat symptoms. They do not conflict withone another. If symptoms occur more than 2 times a week, talk to your doctor about stepping up your Flovent to a higher dose or witching it to advair for better control. ...Read more
I have emphysema and am using dulera (formoterol and mometasone) by itself it there another medication i can use with it besides my rescue inhaler?
Emphysema: Is rather a syndrome, management is long term and multifaceted, drug therapy is only one aspect, environmental control and habit control like stopping smoking and avoiding smokers is important, nutrition and physical activity. Given that you are only on these two medications, means your doctor is comfortable with that regimen, if otherwise, you feel uncontrolled, kindly revisit your doctor ...Read more
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