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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Overview)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is albuterol used for asthma.


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What type of inhalers are best for emphysema?

What type of inhalers are best for emphysema?

A variety: There are short acting bronchodilators like albuterol and ipatroprium. There are long acting bronchodilators like salmeterol, formoterol, indacaterol, tiotroprium, and aclidinium (which is just about to be released). There are also combination inhalers which have high potency inhaled steroids mixed with bronchodilators. Ask your doctor which is best for your situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
613 doctors shared insights

Inhaler (Overview)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is albuterol used for asthma.


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When I was younger I used an inhaler, I have not exercised in years and plan to do so now, should I get an inhaler?

When I was younger I used an inhaler, I have not exercised in years and plan to do so now, should I get an inhaler?

Yes: There is a version of asthma which is exercise induced, and as such it would be a good idea to have a rescue inhaler on hand just in case. Some exercisers with exercise induced asthma take a dose of pump prior to exercising as well to prevent symptoms in the first place. ...Read more

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Does dry powder inhaler safe for children ?

Does dry powder inhaler safe for children ?

Yes: Dry powder inhalers are equally effective and are becoming more popular than commonly used metered dose inhalers or MDI's as the former comes without the potential for environmental concerns of damaging the ozone layer with CFC propellants .in MDI's. In both, one should wash the mouth after use to avoid after taste and potential for developing thrush in mouth. ...Read more

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Is bronchial inhaler dangerous to health and cause problems?

Is bronchial inhaler dangerous to health and cause problems?

No: Inhalers are not dangerous. As in any medicagtion the danger is in the correct indication & usage & not to abuse. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 10yo with mild asthma albuterol inhaler that expired 1 year ago?

Is it safe to give my 10yo with mild asthma albuterol inhaler that expired 1 year ago?

No, because:: It is important that you have constant access to asthma medication for your child, especially in preparation for when a child travels or misplaces an inhaler. If the only available inhaler is one that expired a year ago, you don't know how empty it is or how effective the medication inside is. Speak to your primary care provider asap and obtain new inhalers. ...Read more

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What is the most effective brand of inhaler?

What is the most effective brand of inhaler?

Depends on you: The brands really don't make much difference. Some people respond better to one formulation than another, but there is no consistency from person to person. Some inhalers, like xopenex, (levalbuterol) are supposed to have fewer side effects because it is an isomer of albuterol (the most common rescue inhaler). ...Read more

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How does an inhaler work?

How does an inhaler work?

Different types: Some inhalers are designed for "rescue". They directly effect the bronchioles to dilate. Others are cortisone types which are "controllers" . They minimize your lungs reactions to whatever triggers the attack. ...Read more

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