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Is Albuterol And Epinephrine The Same Thing
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
Yes: Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just inhaled epinephrine. Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart attack. Albuterol has less pronounced effects on the heart so its safer. Primatene has been taken off of the retail market because of the problems. Both are bronchodilators. ...Read more
Similar not same: Epinephrine is a hormone your body makes. It's an effective treatment for asthma & anaphylaxis but has limitations. It has many side-effects, stimulating the heart & sometimes triggering irregular heart rate & muscle tremors. It's beneficial effects wear off in ~20 minutes. Albuterol is a pharmacologic derivative of Epinephrine with fewer side-effects & a 3-6 hour duration of action. ...Read more
Yes: Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just epinepherine. Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart attack. Albuterol has less pronounced effects on the heart so its safer. Primatene has been taken off of the retail market because of the problems. ...Read more
Not much different: Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just inhaled epinephrine. Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart attack. Albuterol has less pronounced effects on the heart so its safer. Primatene has been taken off of the retail market because of the problems. Both are bronchodilators. ...Read more
Can you tell me about epinephrine inhaler vs albuterol differences and effectiveness comparisons please?
Albuterol: Is more specific to your lungs and less likely to cause cardiac problems ...Read more
Would it be dangerous to use an epipen (epinephrine) on my 70 lb kid after nebulized albuterol? She has asthma or reactive airway (not sure) & peanut & nut allergy.
Is epinephrine the same thing as pseudoephedrine and if you react to epi with fast hr will you react the same way with pseudoephedrine 30 mg?
No: They are not the same medication, but both have the potential of tachycardia as a side effect. ...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
My son got prescribed albuterol and ipratropium for every 6hrs but don't they both do the same thing?
What do you suggest if my son got prescribed albuterol and ipratropium for every 6hrsbut they both do the same thing right?
I am having arythmia, palpitation, and nervousness, I don't want to take any albuterol or advair disc what other thing can I take?
Sine seratonin depletes other nerotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine...By "deplete" does it mean a permanent thing?
Not correct: Serotonin does not deplete other neurotransmitters, but there is a balance especially between Dopamine and serotonin. This balance is dynamic and constantly re-establishing itself. Unless there is damage to neurons (which there can be when abusing certain drugs) neurotransmitter changes would not be permanent. ...Read more
What to do if I have been experincing arythmia, palpitation, and nervousness, I don't want to take any albuterol or advair disc what other thing can I take?
Why when I have an asthma attack albuterol does not work, so what should I do if the only thing that helps is deep breathing?
Vocal cord dysfuncti:
You may have vocal cord dysfunction rather than asthma. This is due to constriction of the vocal cords. In asthma, the wheezing usually occurs when you breath out, and abluterol is effective. In vocal cord dysfunction, the wheezing occurs when you breathe in, and albuterol is not effective.
Speech therapy is very effective for vocal cord dysfunction. ...Read more
Sick 3 weeks. Tried antibiotics & oral steroids. Only thing controls cough spasms is albuterol. Received a new inhaler today woke with chest pain?
Mgt.: A virtual consultation may be useful to you and your PCP. If the other inhaler is a steroid, this will help to decrease inflammation in the lung. Did the oral steroid course help? Your chest pain may be muscular, but if you are short of breath and the pain is not relieved by heat and ibuprofen, please see acute care. ...Read more
Chest tightness SOB chest pain for two months. Clear chest ct, 3cxr, 3ekg, PFT good, lots of blood work. Albuterol mask at er, and rescue inhaler do nothing. Only thing that seems to work is ativan, (lorazepam) and it works well. Does this mean its anxiety?
Anxiety: Anxiety is capable of causing your symptoms especially if they are more noticeable at rest than during exertion and in view of your negative tests and response to ativan (lorazepam). For completeness a treadmill stress test and echocardiogram can be done, but I recommend that you discuss stress management with your physician and avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. ...Read more
In general, what does epinephrine do, i.e. how does it work to remedy anaphylactic reaction? Thank you.
In many: Ways it helps- acts on a number of receptors causes constriction, or tightening, of the blood vessels, which decreases swelling and also helps to increase blood pressure, increases the heart’s contraction and heart rate, which can help to prevent or reverse cardiovascular collapse. Epinephrine relaxes the muscles around the airways in the lun ...Read more
Return to pharmacy: Your pharmacist will likely dispose of them for you. Another option is to ask your blood drawing station. They dispose of needles regularly. ...Read more
Typically, yes.: Based on thousands if not millions of patients who have used albuterol, it should be considered a reasonable and safe medication for use. Any medication however may have side effects, and some users seem more sensitive to the fast heart rate, irritability, and agitation that can be encountered with its use. Your own physician is your best advisor as to the dose & frequency should it be required. ...Read more
Yes, but...: You can put both together in the nebulizer; however, I prefer to separate them for this reason...Albuterol works fast to open up closed airways giving the Pulmicort a better chance of getting into the airways and decreasing inflammation. If you give both together, and there is significant airway spasm (closure), the Pulmicort may not be as effective. ...Read more
The Epipen (epinephrine) is used for serious life threatening allergic reactions. In a person afficted with one of those, it will save thier life. No harm.
In a person not afflicted with a life threatening allergic event, it will increase the bp, anxiety, pulse, sweatiness but otherwise should be uneventful unless there is a history of coronary heart disease. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is unlikely for anyone to be allergic to Epinephrine as it is present in all of us. Commonly, people develop a rapid heart beat, and tremors following an epinpehrine injection and can have a headache from it too, but the side effects are short lived and do not last more than 30 minutes. ...Read more
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