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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


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What is the difference between the albuterol in my new nebulizer and the albuterol in my rescue inhaler?

What is the difference between the albuterol in my new nebulizer and the albuterol in my rescue inhaler?

Nothing really: The primary difference is the device used to deliver the albuterol. The medications are the same and if the device is used correctly, both techniques should yield the same beneficial results. ...Read more

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What is the expiration time of ventolin nebule?

Ventolin nebule: "As packaged for sale, 3 years. After opening outer foil packaging, 3 months. Once Nebule is opened, use immediately" (http://www.medicines.ie/medicine/2032/SPC/Ventolin+Nebules+2.5+mg+++2.5+ml/#SHELF_LIFE) ...Read more

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What is the effect of using an asthma inhaler long-term?

What is the effect of using an asthma inhaler long-term?

Negligible: Side effects of asthma medications are less than side effects of uncontrolled asthma. Don't stop your inhalers without talking with your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Use the medicine avamys for 2 months, affect the defenses of my nose? Which the action of this remedy in the nasal passages?

Use the medicine avamys for 2 months, affect the defenses of my nose? Which the action of this remedy in the nasal passages?

Topical steroid: Avamys is fluticasone furoate. In the us veramyst contains the same topical corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory. They do no have the same effects or side-effects associated with androgens, muscle-building drugs commonly referred to as "steroids". Avamys helps control the allergic reaction at many points. Side-effects - pain, bleeding - are due to the irritation of the jet spray. ...Read more

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Is it true that the medicine albuterol, used for treatment of asthma, contain steroids?

Is it true that the medicine albuterol, used for treatment of asthma, contain steroids?

No: Albuterol is a bronchodilator and not a steroid. It dilates bronchi (airways). Albuterol is typically used as needed for immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Group of inhalers which contain steroid are used as "controller medication" . Goal of controller medications is to reduce frequency of asthma symptoms, decrease flare ups and improve overall quality of life. ...Read more

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Is albuterol and epinephrine the same asthma medication?

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

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Is busesonide .5 inhalation form the same as the formulation for a nasoneb? What is the advantage of delivering steroid with nasoneb vs qnasal form

Is busesonide .5 inhalation form the same as the formulation for a nasoneb?    What is the advantage of delivering steroid with nasoneb vs qnasal form

Delivery system: You may mean Nasonex (mometasone) and qnasal. These are steroid medicines designed to be sprayed nasally and work locally not systemically. The nebulized Budesonide is inhaled into the lungs, work there but can get delivered into the mouth and wherever it passes thru and should work via the receptors in the airways.The nose sprays are a choice of the pt, and use the ones they feel better with. ...Read more

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What is the use of bronchodilaror?

What is the use of bronchodilaror?

Asthma: Bronchodilators are used for asthma - in which the breathing passages (bronchi) become constricted (bronchospam) due to allergy, irritation, hyperreactivity, or infection in susceptible people. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for asthma.

What is the medicine for asthma.

Controllers & Rescue: Rescue meds make you feel better right away. Controllers prevent . If you wheeze, use rescue (Albuterol), If you need rescue twice in a wk, add controller (nebulized or inhaler inflammatory steroids (ICS), if mild montelukast). If you have severe episodes that need oral steroids (Prednisone or Prednisolone) then it is safer to use ICS continuously. Step up or step down treatment as symptoms change ...Read more

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Why anti cough medications are oral, when its action is in the airways?

Why anti cough medications are oral, when its action is in the airways?

Absorption.: Medications are absorbed from the mouth and gut. Most enter the blood stream and act. That's why you take antibiotics by mouth when you have a bladder infection instead of putting them in the bladder. Most cough suppressants are not appropriate for acute cough. An inhaler to relax the bronchioles, or fight inflammation in your lungs is, sometimes. OTC cough, and cold meds are worthless. ...Read more

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What is the best prescription nasal spray that works the fastest in helping free breathing?

What is the best  prescription nasal spray  that works the fastest in helping free breathing?

Many: There is no one best prescription. There are many different inhalers, most of which are inhaled steroids. I would avoid decongestant sprays because they can lead to worse nasal congestion when they wear off. This can lead to a vicious cycle. ...Read more

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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