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Is mucomyst ok with atrovent (ipratropium)?

Is mucomyst ok with atrovent (ipratropium)?

Maybe: Mucomyst is an inhalational agent that serves to help break up mucous. Atrovent is an oral or nasal spray that serves to dry up secretions. It should not be combined for pulmonary use, but is helpful to reduce nasal secretions that may worsen pulmonary problems. ...Read more

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Allergic ; mucus buildup of the airways, bronchial Meds Advair 500, Qvar 80mcg, Singular, Zyrtec , nasonex, Zocor, Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Allergic ; mucus buildup of the airways, bronchial Meds Advair 500, Qvar 80mcg, Singular, Zyrtec , nasonex, Zocor, Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Ashma/COPD: It looks like you are on quite a lot of medications for your asthma or COPD. The important thing about asthma/COPD is that you need to take medication religiously everyday to prevent flare ups or worsening lung function. It is a chronic disease requiring taking medications chronically. If you have done all of that and still have symptoms like you say, you need to come back to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Take ventolin hfa for asthma. What does inhale 1 puff q4-6 hours prn wheezing mean?

Take ventolin hfa for asthma. What does inhale 1 puff q4-6 hours prn wheezing mean?

Sig: It means take 1 puff every 4 to 6 hours as needed for wheezing, (but it should be 1 to 2 puffs), . ...Read more

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Asthma at 73% peak flow unprodctv cough except formed ovoid balls lt yellow. Drinking tons! 97.5 singulair (montelukast) advair, proair -2 osteopenia, steroids bad?

Asthma at 73% peak flow unprodctv cough except formed ovoid balls lt yellow. Drinking tons! 97.5 singulair (montelukast) advair, proair -2 osteopenia, steroids bad?

Steroids: People with chronic asthma or COPD if they need steroid should not be withheld as it is lifesaving. We do have to protect the bones as we want to avoid most of all spinal fractures. We can give certain things like calcitonin or bisphosphonates if needed. Your doctor and you can make that decision when you discuss your problem. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?

Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?

Many meds: At your age (or anyone else for that matter) taking five medicines and wanting another one is not smart unless your doctor has told what medical problems you have. Having said that, if your doctor did prescribe those meds, over time the meds should be reduced. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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After advair steroid inhaler use I cough out some phlegm?

After advair steroid inhaler use I cough out some phlegm?

Better...: It is better to cough the sputum out than leave it in your airways, where it can get infected. ...Read more

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Cough/ mucus in chest. Took 2 puffs albuterol inhaler and 1 mucus relief pill. Afraid of mucus blocking airway. Am i overreacting?

Cough/ mucus in chest. Took 2 puffs albuterol inhaler and 1 mucus relief pill. Afraid of mucus blocking airway. Am i overreacting?

Asthma?: Have you had this problem before and were you diagnosed with asthma? If so, and it is not controlled, you should contact your doctor and start a maintenance inhaler. Albuterol is used for rescue only. You are not overreacting, better be safe and catch the problem early. ...Read more

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12mo daughter w/ cold&cough.Pedia said to give 8drops fenistil twice daily&2 ml prospan twice daily.The mucus from nose is clear&hear mucus in coughin?

12mo daughter w/ cold&cough.Pedia said to give 8drops fenistil twice daily&2 ml prospan twice daily.The mucus from nose is clear&hear mucus in coughin?

Infants cold & cough: Fenistil is an antihistamine, not available in the U.S. Prospan is also not available here. General speaking American Academic of Pediatrics does not support treatment of common colds of viral origin in infants and children with cough or cold medication. Supportive measures such as warm fluid, nasal saline irrigation and hydration . The viral illness has to go to its course about 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Asthma attack every night for 1 week. Taking bricanyl (terbutaline) tablet and ventolin nebule for nebulizing. Is this safe?

No: Meds you are taking treat symptoms but not root cause, inflammation in airways. Suspect something where you sleep is trigger (dust mites). Dust mite cover for mattress and pillow important. Wash bed linens in hot water and dry in hot dryer each week helpful. See healthcare provider for eval. Daily peak flow monitoring with plan for when levels low important. Use of inhaled steroid basis tx. ...Read more

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For asthma cough, how effective is Floven inhaler 250mcg 1 inhale twice a day?

For asthma cough, how effective is Floven inhaler 250mcg 1 inhale twice a day?

It prevents flareups: Flovent is a 'preventer' medicine -- it will help prevent asthma flareups but isn't as effective in helping if the flareup is already happening. If you're having asthma symptoms right now, please see the Dr. -- you need 'reliever' medicines like albuterol and maybe prednisone. ...Read more

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Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.

Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months.  Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis.  Help.

Sounds like: You are having a delayed reaction to environmental exposure. Time to see a lung specialist, a pulmonologist if you have suffered with it for 3 months. ...Read more

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Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup helps mucus fertility?

Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup helps mucus fertility?

No. IUI is better: It has been thought that it may thin the cervical mucus but there is no scientific evidence that it helps increase fertility. Cervical mucus problems are a rare cause of not getting pregnant (unless taking clomid, (clomiphene) or some women with previous leep or cone biopsy of the cervix). Intrauterine insemination (iui) is a good option. See a fertility specialist (rei) if trying to conceive without success. ...Read more

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Taking seretide diskus 500/50 mepresone, zykast, ipratropium+salbutamol as pulmo prescribed. No change. Weird wheezing came back. Help?

Taking seretide diskus 500/50 mepresone, zykast, ipratropium+salbutamol as pulmo prescribed. No change. Weird wheezing came back. Help?

Wheeze with treatmet: Maybe it isn't completely asthma. Maybe there is a component of vocal cord dysfunction and/or you have allergies that also needed to be tested and treated. ...Read more

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I have severe allergies was perscribed astelin nose spray & eye drops zyrtec (cetirizine) ventolin inhaler duo neb its not that effective add anything?

I have severe allergies  was perscribed astelin nose spray & eye drops zyrtec (cetirizine) ventolin inhaler duo neb its not that effective add anything?

Allergy asthma meds: It sounds like you have severe allergies and some asthma . OTC sprays Nasacort and Flonase help nasal symptoms but take a few days to kick in . Singulair (montelukast) is a prescription pill that can help with nasal or chest symptoms . Steroid inhalers are important for asthma (e.g. Qvar, Flovent). If allergies are severe, see an allergist and get skin tests. Allergy shots are better than meds for long term. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) when you're already taking prednisone, ventolin, hydroxyz, atrovent, flovent, and fluticasone propionate? Would it work?

Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) when you're already taking prednisone, ventolin, hydroxyz, atrovent, flovent, and fluticasone propionate? Would it work?

Yes: The Claritin (loratadine) fills a nitch that is not fully addressed by the other medications you list and should be compadible with all of them.It will work as an antihistamine.Whether you can detect an improvement in symptoms given the other things you are treating is hard to say. ...Read more

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