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What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

Various: Proventil, proair, and ventolin are all short acting drugs called albuterol (each made by different companies). All three can cause fast heart rate, tremor and gitteriness. ...Read more

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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Is albuterol / proventil safe to give to children?

Is albuterol / proventil safe to give to children?

Typically, yes.: Based on thousands if not millions of children who have used albuterol (generic proventil), it may be considered a reasonable and safe medication for use. Any medication however may have side effects, and some children seem more sensitive to the fast heart rate, irritability, and agitation that can be encountered with its use. Your own pediatrician is your best advisor as to the dose & frequency. ...Read more

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How do you take proventil (albuterol) and ventolin?

How do you take proventil (albuterol) and ventolin?

See Below: Proventil and ventolin are both names for albuterol which is commonly used for bronchospasm seen in asthma and copd. They come in both inhaler and solution (nebulized) forms. 2 inhaled puffs from inhaler or one nebulized solution vial (depending on age and strength) are commonly recommended to be used every 4-6 hours for cough, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Contact provider if not helping. ...Read more

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For what conditions do docs diagnose proventil (albuterol)?

For what conditions do docs diagnose proventil (albuterol)?

None: Proventil (albuterol) is not a diagnosis. It is a medicine that can relieve symptoms of airway obstruction in patients with asthma and copd. ...Read more

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What does the "ne" mean at the end of proventil (albuterol) inhaler ne?

What does the "ne" mean at the end of proventil (albuterol) inhaler ne?

Ne in Proventil (albuterol): It is a symbol of neon, an inert gaseous element in the atmosphere. ...Read more

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Does proventil (albuterol) inhaler have bad side effects?

Does proventil (albuterol) inhaler have bad side effects?

It can cause. ..: It can cause palpitations, a more rapid heart rate, and rarely an irregular heart beat. Some people report anxiety, but it is temporary. Generally, very safe! ...Read more

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Have refill for Flovent, am out. Cant afford til next month, Have albuterol + Proventil, Will that be enough to get thru? Anything less xpensive?

Have refill for Flovent, am out. Cant afford til next month, Have albuterol + Proventil, Will that be enough to get thru? Anything less xpensive?

Not really. . .: Unfortunately, most if not all inhalers are only available as expensive brands, not inexpensive generics. Albuterol is generic for branded Proventil, (albuterol) which is rescue inhaler. Flovent is brand name for inhaled fluticasone (http://www. Drugs. Com/flovent. Html), which is a prevention med. Don't wait. Check out http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options. Html for low $ options ...Read more

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If I use Proventil (albuterol) and don't really need it can it hurt me? The doc said take it 4 times a day. Didn't want to take it if it would cause something.

Proventil (albuterol): No long term effects---if you are only using it for a viral Bronchiolitis you will only have to use it for 2-3 weeks If you are using it for asthma---take it as directed-----to help prevent a serious asthma attack. If you smoke---STOP that is more likely to cause you long term respiratory problems----discuss your concerns with your physician ...Read more

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I was prescribed advair; my ins. Does not cover it; substituted flovent; now my ins, does not cover that. Proventil (albuterol) is not working 4 my symptoms.?

Provnetil: Is a rescue inhaler, only to be used as needed or pre-exercise, not on a regular basis.
Flovent and advair are maintenance medications which are both to be taken on a regular basis.
Please see your doctor asap if your proventil (albuterol) is not working. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of wheezing without your proventil (albuterol) inhaler?

How do you get rid of wheezing without your proventil (albuterol) inhaler?

Steroid inhaler.: If talking about asthma, steroids used once or twice daily are better for prevention of wheezing. Beta-agonists (proventil) open up airways acutely, and we call them rxcue inhalers. They should not be the only means used. If you have copd, the situation is more serious, and combinations of inhaled steroids with anti-cholinergic medication may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have asthma. I take proventil (albuterol) but I still have trouble breathing--what can I do for this?

Asthma care: Today's routine asthma care is based on a daily maintenance medication, usually an inhaled steroid, and occasional use of a rescue inhaler (proventil).Some patient use both in a combined inhaler (Dulera).You should meet with your PCP and bring along a summary of related symptoms, pattern of how you use the present meds, and other questions you may have. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have very serious asthma. I puff my proventil (albuterol) inhaler atleast 6-7 times a day. Can using my inhaler too much harm the baby or me?

I'm pregnant and have very serious asthma. I puff my proventil (albuterol) inhaler atleast 6-7 times a day. Can using my inhaler too much harm the baby or me?

Yes: You need to see your obstetrician right away or go to urgent care or emergency room. If you are using your inhaler that much, then you need a steroid to be added to your daily regimen so that you don't run the risk of a full blown asthma attack which can harm you or the baby. Definitely call doctor today or if you're having any shortness of breath, go to emergency room today. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Racing heart beat after using proventil (albuterol) inhaler, what to do?

Proventil (albuterol): Albuterol is a beta stimulator and causes increased heart rate in many people. Discuss your status with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been fatigued, cough, (using proventil (albuterol) and ventolin) chest heaviness sore throat, runny nose, headache, for 5 weeks now. No fever. Now what?

I have been fatigued, cough, (using proventil (albuterol) and ventolin) chest heaviness sore throat, runny nose, headache, for 5 weeks now. No fever. Now what?

Viral Infection: A viral infection usually doesn't last that long but cough and the other symptoms could last for a while. If you have these symptoms at the same time each year, it could be 'seasonal allergies' too. Continue the symptomatic treatment. Get checked by your doctor for any allergies (like to pollen, dust mites, pets) etc. Aviod the triggers if you test positive for that. ...Read more

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Does albuterol work?

Does albuterol work?

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

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Does the albuterol work for cold?

For an approved use: Albuterol may work for people suffering from colds who have asthma and people with asthma having an attack in response to cold weather. It has also been used for a handful of other conditions. For a simple cold in someone who does not have asthma, there is not an adequate reason to use it. It is associated with shifts in potassium and glucose, and it is a prescription medication for a reason. ...Read more

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Can I neb budedonide with albuterol?

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

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Can I use expired albuterol sulfate?

Caution: Probably no increased danger, but expired medication often lose potency and do not work. ...Read more

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Where can I donate expired albuterol?

No where: No one should be using expired medications, so you can dispose of it properly when expired. ...Read more

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What can an overdose of albuterol do?

What can an overdose of albuterol do?

Albuterol overdose: Albuterol overdose can cause high or low bp, chest pain, irregular heart beat, shakiness and tremors
most serious overdose can cause cardiac arrest and/or death. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: albuterol?

Bronchodilator: 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 as a oral liquid. ...Read more

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Is. 63 mg equivalent to. 083% of albuterol?

No.: There are several strengths of the albuterol solution. Two of them are
0.083% [2.5 mg/3 ml] and
0.021% [0.63 mg/3 ml].

As you can see one of them has 4x as much albuterol as the weaker solution. ...Read more

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Is albuterol good or bad to use for my baby?

Is albuterol good or bad to use for my baby?

Hard to say: Any med strong enough to do good is likely strong enough to do harm. When used properly this is a wonderful med that is widely used in treatment of kids at all ages. It is a prescription med and should only be used under the guidance of someone experienced in its use. ...Read more

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How much time will it take albuterol to leave my system?

Fairly quickly: It tapers down out of your system fairly quickly. Probably not much in the system after 6 hours ...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


Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Proventil (Definition)

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