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Doctor insights on: Inhaled Corticosteroids Comparison Chart

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Do inhaled corticosteroids have a long- term effect on growth and bone density?

Do inhaled corticosteroids have a long- term effect on growth and bone density?

Depends on dose: High doses and/or frequent use can cause growth retardation in children and bone loss.In both children and adults. ...Read more

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What physiological effects are if you are misdiagnosed for asthmatic and you regularly use a corticosteroid inhaler?

What physiological effects are if you are misdiagnosed for asthmatic and you regularly use a corticosteroid inhaler?

Long term yes.: By long term= years. Generally the most acute reaction is voice changes from the steroids affecting vocal cords. Also one may get thrush if not rinsing well.
D/w with your primary and decide need of steroids. There are guidelines of when to use them in asthma. ...Read more

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I have a history of asthma and have a corticosteroid inhaler. If I'm sick, should I refrain from taking it since it's an immunosuppressant?

I have a history of asthma and have a corticosteroid inhaler. If I'm sick, should I refrain from taking it since it's an immunosuppressant?

Absolutely not!: The amount of medication absorbed into your body with inhaled steroids is minimal and does not cause immunosuppression. And if your illness has any effect on your asthma, such as a bad cold, respiratory tract infection, etc, then you should even think about increasing the dose during the illness. Excellent question, but stay on the medication! ...Read more

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Can pregnant women 20weeks take becotide (corticosteroid) inhaler for allergy?

Can pregnant women 20weeks take becotide (corticosteroid) inhaler for allergy?

Probably: Although there has been no proof that inhaled steroid is harmful for the fetus, budesonide is the only one considered category B for pregnancy. At 20 weeks, most if not all of the fetus' organs are fully formed and thus it is doubtful that much can affect its development. Regardless, losing asthma control poses a much higher risk for both the mother and the baby. Ask for budesonide if worried. ...Read more

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Do inhaled corticosteroids (or just albuterol) cause weight gain?

Do inhaled corticosteroids (or just albuterol) cause weight gain?

Inhaled meds: Albuterols does not affect the weight. Generally inhaled steroids don't either unless you are taking very high doses. Usually the prescribed long term doses do not have enough systemic absorption to affect the weight. ...Read more

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Cause of sudden severe asthma? Needed albuterol inhaler 15-20 puffs a day. It's controlled w corticosteroid now but doc cant figure out why it happend

Cause of sudden severe asthma? Needed albuterol inhaler 15-20 puffs a day. It's controlled w corticosteroid now but doc cant figure out why it happend

Asthma flare: Can still happen without a reason, often times it is something in the environment, exposure to a virus, or just emotional excitement. Please adhere to treatment plan and controller medicines prescribed by your doctor, and see an allergist/immunologist for more comprehensive evaluation. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for allergists around you, good luck ...Read more

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I have a white viscous paste on my Palatine uvula & in my mouth. Could it be because of the corticosteroids that I take by inhalation?

I have a white viscous paste on my Palatine uvula & in my mouth. Could it be because of the corticosteroids that I take by inhalation?

See your PCP: For consultation, medication reconciliation and tests. Your doctor will provide you with a referral to a specialist (ENT, Oral Pathologist, etc), if you need to see one. ...Read more

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As an adult with mild asthma, is taking singulair (montelukast) instead of an inhaled corticosteroid (flovent diskus) a realistic option?

As an adult with mild asthma, is taking singulair (montelukast) instead of an inhaled corticosteroid (flovent diskus) a realistic option?

Yes: Yes, if it works for you. Generally, singulair (montelukast) works for allergies and asthma, and it is a very well tolerated medication. Give it a try! ...Read more

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Do inhaled corticosteroids & nose sprays have the dangers like LONG TERM oral corticosteroids? I have asthma & allergies. I worry about future health

Do inhaled corticosteroids & nose sprays have the dangers like LONG TERM oral corticosteroids? I have asthma & allergies. I worry about future health

Depends on dose: For most but not all inhaled steroid preparations, if the total daily dose exceeds 1000 micrograms, it may be equivalent to taking 5 mg of prednisone daily. However even then the side effects are not usually clinically significant for most people. I usually try to keep my patients' total dose below the 1000 mcg per day but even at a higher dose, the risk/benefit ratio favors inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. Infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. Infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Not usually: Usually just thrush if you have a normal immune system. Not sure what the second part of your question is asking.

Here is some info about on of the inhaled corticosteroids:
http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/flovent-hfa-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Doctor says I don't have inflammation but have been on inhaled corticosteroids for 5 years b/c of lung/pulmonary test. Can this still be asthma?

Doctor says I don't have inflammation but have been on inhaled corticosteroids for 5 years b/c of lung/pulmonary test. Can this still be asthma?

Yes: The inhaled steroid is the "maintenance" medication for asthma and proper use can keep inflammation under control. Good asthma control is marked by the absence of night cough or wheezing episodes. If you have true asthma, it is something you manage, and it can sometimes be years between symptomatic events. If you want to tempt fate, and possible get into trouble, stop the med. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath, when albuterol doesn't work, these are real physical symptoms not anxiety. Have tried albuterol, corticosteroids, allegra-d, nexium, prozac, muscle relaxers, and claritin-d.Have seen doctors and specialists inluding pul

What can cause shortness of breath, when albuterol doesn't work, these are real physical symptoms not anxiety. Have tried albuterol, corticosteroids, allegra-d, nexium, prozac, muscle relaxers, and claritin-d.Have seen doctors and specialists inluding pul

Well: Well presence of allergies, hyper inflated lungs on cxr and dyspnea suggest asthma. You can have normal pfts (pulmonary function tests) ad still have asthma. I am not sure you have been tried on but usually you need blood test or skin test for allergies and a total ige level (blood test). You could try inhalers on regular basis for example advair or Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) on twice a day basis and see if this will help you symptomatically. Some times treatment of asthma can become difficult and will need some patience at your and your doctors end.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can asthma meds (inhaled cortisteroids) be used to treat frequent attacks of angioedema with swollen airways?

Can asthma meds (inhaled cortisteroids) be used to treat frequent attacks of angioedema with swollen airways?

Unfortunately no: Angioedema threatening the airways can only be helped first by Epinephrine (adrenline), then by high dose systemic steroids, inhaled corticosteroids won't help the acute phase. ...Read more

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Corticosteroids work in any bad way?

Corticosteroids work in any bad way?

They can: If taken for long periods of time, steroids have several potential side effects including hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, hastening cataract formation, weight gain and others. These drugs need to be carefully and routinely monitored. ...Read more

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Could a person get corticosteroids otc?

Could a person get corticosteroids otc?

Of course: Hydrocortisone is the active ingredient of the over-the-counter topical corticosteroid. Always ask your doctor for more information about medication and your individual situation. ...Read more

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How do corticosteroids get administered?

How do corticosteroids get administered?

Cream shots pills: As cream or gel. As shots into the skin and for extensive severe problems orally. ...Read more