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Is Bronchodilator The Medicine Inside The Inhaler
Different meds: Short acting bronchodilators are used in asthma to relax the smooth muscle of the airway and are usually used for rescue (or premed for exercise induced symptoms). Steroid inhalers are daily medications to reduce inflammation in the lungs and are not rapid onset. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Is there any harm in using a steroid inhaler just BEFORE a bronchodilator? I do so in the morning before having any symptoms under doctor guidance.
I might have exercise induced asthma. Will a walk-in clinic do tests? How will they prescribe a bronchodilators inhaler?
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
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
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
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