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Doctor insights on: Is Albuterol A Corticosteroid

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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.
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Ventolin (Definition)

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


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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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What are corticosteroids?

What are corticosteroids?

Def. Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are a class of chemicals including both the steroid hormones that are naturally produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and analogues of these hormones which are synthesized in laboratories. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes including the stress response, immune response and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate &protein catabolism. ...Read more

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Is corticosteroid a drug classification? Please advise!

Is corticosteroid a drug classification? Please advise!

Corticosteroids: The adrenal corticosteroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, are widely used for their potent anti-inflammatory properties. They have a stronger anti-inflammatory effect than the NSAIDs, are more rapidly acting, and predictably more effective. ...Read more

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What are the uses of corticosteroid or methotrexate?

What are the uses of corticosteroid or methotrexate?

Many: Steroids are used for inflammation, rashes, prior to chemotherapy, treatment of autoimmune disorders.

Methotrexate is used for autoimmune disorders and for treatment of certain cancers. ...Read more

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Side effects of albuterol inhalers?

Side effects albuter: Palpitation lasting for fewminutes, nervousness, tremors, irritability. With inhalers you may get throat irritation, headache and vomiting. Sometimes dry mouth and padoxial bronchospasm
most of the time the side effects are mild and short lived. ...Read more

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Does albuterol have steroids in it?

Does albuterol have steroids in it?

No: Albuterol is a beta-agonist used to open constricted airways in asthma. Steroids may also be used to treat severe asthma. ...Read more

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Can albuterol inhaler cause v tach?

Can albuterol inhaler cause v tach?

Possbly: All brnchodilators can potentially cause tachycardia 7 insusceptible persons under certain moments a malignant arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Is albuterol the same as salbutamol?

Yes: Salbutamol is the term used in europe while albuterol is used in the us. These are the same. ...Read more

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Can you use albuterol when pregnant?

Can you use albuterol when pregnant?

In a word: yes!: Albuterol inhalers ideally focuses in the lungs although poor technique can increase the amount that gets in the blood stream. A spacer tube can also improve technique. The risk of poor asthma control and wheezing is much higher than the risk of albuterol. That being said, make sure you check with doctor to make sure you are on the right combination of meds to both prevent and treat attacks. ...Read more

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How do I take Pulmicort and albuterol?

How do I take Pulmicort and albuterol?

Sequentially.: Albuterol is a fast-acting bronchodilator commonly used to open spasmodic bronchial tubes. Pulmicort is an slower-acting inhaled steroid used to combat the inflammation inherent with bronchospasm. Therefore albuterol is often referred to as a "rescue" medication to be used only episodically, whereas Pulmicort is classified as a maintenance drug requiring routine daily use for maximum effectiveness. ...Read more

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What to do about albuterol causing shakes?

What to do about albuterol causing shakes?

Nothing: This is a common side effect. And it will rseolve on its own. ...Read more

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Help please! Is albuterol a type of steroid?

Albuterol: No. Albuterol is not a steroid. Albuterol is in the class called beta adrenergic bronchodilators. There are a number of drugs available in this class used to treat asthma and copd. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use albuterol inhaler everyday?

Is it safe to use albuterol inhaler everyday?

Need maintenance med: Needing your rescue inhaler daily is a sign that you may need maintenance medication to control asthma symptoms. Suggest talking to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Can I take claritinn with albuterol nebulizer?

Can I take claritinn with albuterol nebulizer?

Yes: They are very different medications and have no interactions when used at the same time. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to take albuterol while pregnant?

Yes: It is reasonable to use albuterol during pregnancy. Here is a reference: http://www. Mothertobaby. Org/files/albuterol. Pdf. ...Read more

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How to deal with inhaler abuse with albuterol?

How to deal with inhaler abuse with albuterol?

Asthma control: First, partner with an asthma specialist to confirm diagnosis of asthma, identify and reduce exposure to known triggers, tailor and explain herbal and medical regimen to help control inflammation. Following asthma treatment guidelines, step up therapy as asthma is less controlled (use asthma control test, along with peak flow meter). Reduce rescue meds (albuterol) and focus on preventive meds ...Read more

Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more


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Proventil (Definition)

Proventil is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of ...Read more