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Dr. Lee Perry Dr. Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Is bronchodilator the medicine inside the inhaler?

Is bronchodilator the medicine inside the inhaler?

Likely: There are different types of inhalers for asthma. The most common types are albuterol (which is a bronchodilator) and inhaled steroids (which are not bronchodilators). ...Read more

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Bronchodilator (Definition)

A bronchodilator opens airways by loosening the smooth muscle surrounding the airways. There are short and long acting bronchodilators that work ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti Dr. Ferranti
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Why do I need to take a bronchodilator before a steroid inhaler?

Why do I need to take a bronchodilator before a steroid inhaler?

Depends: If asthma is under control just take your steroid inhaler. You shouldn't need your bronchodilator (rescue inhaler) on a routine basis. On the other hand if you are experiencing symptoms of asthma - coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain - a bronchodilator can relieve bronchospasm & airway obstruction permitting the inhaled steroid to reach the more affected breathing tubes. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Do I need a prescription to purchase a bronchodilator inhaler in Canada or can I buy it over the counter. If yes, is a walk-in clinic alright?

Do I need a prescription to purchase a bronchodilator inhaler in Canada or can I buy it over the counter. If yes, is a walk-in clinic alright?

Yes: you need a prescription, and walk-in clinic can help, your best bet though is to have a regular doctor, and later an asthma specialist if need be, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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I might have exercise induced asthma. Will a walk-in clinic do tests? How will they prescribe a bronchodilators inhaler?

I might have exercise induced asthma. Will a walk-in clinic do tests? How will they prescribe a bronchodilators inhaler?

Mgt: I would suggest that you call before making an appointment. If you do have exercise induced asthma, taking the Albuterol prior to exercise is part of your treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Benda Dr. Benda
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
30 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Can you suggest a bronchodilator which doesn't cause tremors n has least side effects n is effective against asthma..N shld b an inhalor as it's easy?

Can you suggest a bronchodilator which doesn't cause tremors n has least side effects n is effective against asthma..N shld b an inhalor as it's easy?

Levalbuterol: Albuterol makes lots of people jittery, xopenex (levalbuterol) or Levalbuterol generally does not. It is left handed albuterol. Some insurance companies will need this prior approved. This is a rescue inhaler, in place of albuterol, not an inhaled corticosteroid. The corticosteroids shouldn't make you jittery either, but they are for maintenance of symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers Dr. Albers
Addiction Medicine
37 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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What are the side effects of my bronchodilator medicine?

What are the side effects of my bronchodilator medicine?

Bronchodilators: The usual bronchodilators often causes some anxiety or jittery side effects, but a new form has less side effects (xopenex). Use of corticosteroid inhalers and longer acting bronchodilators is becoming more common to reduce the use, and thus side effects, of the standard bronchodilator albuterol. Other medications are also available to reduce the use of albuterol. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurdeep Sareen Dr. Sareen
Pharmacology
years in practice
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Is it okay to use bronchodilator drugs like Albuterol if you have anxiety or panic disorders?

Is it okay to use bronchodilator drugs like Albuterol if you have anxiety or panic disorders?

Use Caution but OK: Caution should be exercised if taking albuterol with underlying panic/ anxiety disorders, as albuterol can cause anxiety. However, it can be used if you are relatively stable and the prescriber believes the benefits outweigh the risks. Xopenex (levalbuterol) may be a safer alternative vs. albuterol- but may require the prescriber to call the insurance company saying you have an anxiety disorder to be covered ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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I'm concerned because the doctor gave me ventolin salbutamol syrup (bronchodilator ) , he told after the medicine ends , make blood test . Why?

I'm concerned because the doctor gave me ventolin salbutamol syrup (bronchodilator ) , he told after the medicine ends , make blood test . Why?

No reason: If your doctor wants to do allergy blood tests, then there is no reason to wait since salbutamol syrup does not affect it and should not be the only drug to be used for asthma treatment. I suggest that you consult an allergist because the recommendation makes no sense at all. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus d Lessnau Dr. Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
32 years in practice
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
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Is OTC bronchodilator pill ok to take?

Is OTC bronchodilator pill ok to take?

Shysters?: Many companies appear to want to make money. Unsafe and inappropriate. Lung specialist consultation is best/. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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How do short acting bronchodilators function?

How do short acting bronchodilators function?

Relax smooth muscle: Saba (short acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist) work by activation of this beta-2 receptor on the smooth muscles that wrap around the small and medium airways in the lungs leading to relaxation and thus bronchodilation (opening up of narrowed airways as seen in asthma). ...Read more

Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Do bronchodilators make you chubby or overweight?

Do bronchodilators make you chubby or overweight?

No: If anything bronchodilators, as derivatives of epinephrine, may curb your appetite. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Kimura Dr. Kimura
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
31 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Why are bronchodilators and corticosteroids often used together?

Why are bronchodilators and corticosteroids often used together?

Better control: Asthma is inflammation and bronchospasm (as well as mucus production) so a product that treats inflammation and one that treats the muscle spasm addresses the major components of asthma. It is more convenient to use one inhaler vs. Two, thus the combination inhalers for asthma. ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Wagner Dr. Wagner
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Why is a bronchodilator even called a bronchodilator?

Opens airways: They help open up (or dilate) the airways (the main one being called the bronchus). ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti Dr. Ferranti
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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How do I stop a chronic cough without any more bronchodilators?

How do I stop a chronic cough without any more bronchodilators?

Diagnosis...: Your cough needs to be diagnosed by your doctor. Besides chronic bronchospasm, chronic cough can be caused by gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. All of these have different treatments, besides bronchodilators, so see your doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Nestor Del rosario Dr. Del rosario
Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Is airomir a newer kind of bronchodilator? How effective is it compared to others?

Is airomir a newer kind of bronchodilator? How effective is it compared to others?

No: Airomir is salbutamol, has been used in asia and australia for a long time, but not in the us. Don't we wonder why, with all the need for studies here to pass a drug? It is a b-agonist like albuterol. It is the carrier and the base that changed to change the feeling and the taste. It is an old medicine that is new to us. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Can bronchodilators cause tachycardia?

Can bronchodilators cause tachycardia?

Medication SEs: Yes. Of course. This side effect is probably number one on the list that comes with your prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more