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What is the recommended adult dose of elixophyllin, (theophylline) a drug used to treat asthma?

What is the recommended adult dose of elixophyllin, (theophylline) a drug used to treat asthma?

Not a simple answer: Dosing of elixophyllin (theophylline) is determined by your age, weight, severity of condition and other factors. To answer this question, these factors must be evaluated.
Good Luck ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Best medication or other treatment for asthma exacerbation in adults?

Best medication or other treatment for asthma exacerbation in adults?

Depends: Its tough to say with knowing your history. However, typically, asthma exacerbations are treated by increasing the frequency of rescue medications either by inhaler or nebulizer. Depending on dose, you inhaled steroid my be increased. Oral steroids are very common practice. If the exacerbation is really bad, you may need to be hospitalized and placed on heliox. ...Read more

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Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening. ...Read more

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Hi, my brothe diagnosed skin asthma 6yrs. Ago. His condition exacerbate, from head to toe. Can you advise me what medicine can we use for him? Thanks

Hi, my brothe diagnosed skin asthma 6yrs. Ago. His condition exacerbate, from head to toe. Can you advise me what medicine can we use for him? Thanks

Needs to see Doctor: First of all there is no condition called Skin Asthma
Secondly we can not prescribe any medicine on this site
He should be evaluated by a Doctor for proper Diagnosis and based on that he will be prescribed medicine or medicines ...Read more

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What is medicine for asthma?

What is medicine for asthma?

Many...: There are many medications that can be used for asthma. For acute wheezing episodes - albuterol in the form of nebulized medication or inhaler is the drug of choice. In an acute flare, your physician may also prescribe an oral steroid. When attacks are frequent, a physician will likely consider one of the many controller medications that are meant to be taken daily. Too many to list - talk to doc ...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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What is the medicine for asthma?

What is the medicine for asthma?

Many: Usually divided into 2 groups, controller or preventive and rescue medication. Review the treatment for asthma on the NIH site for asthma. Many people have asthma and they require good control. All the best. There is another good resource on the American Academy of Pediatrics website. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for asthma?

What is the medicine for asthma?

Many options...: Bronchodilators such as albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil) or Xopenex (levalbuterol) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Patients with cough-variant asthma, exercise-induced asthma, or regular asthma also use steroid inhalers (such as Flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Singulair is an additional medication that can be started. ...Read more

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What is the best asthma medicine?

What is the best asthma medicine?

Corticosteroids: Inhaled corticosteroids such as Flovent (fluticasone), Pulmicort (budesonide), qvar, alvesco, (ciclesonide) advair etc. Are the best medicines for asthma because they treat the underlying cause which is inflammation. If the patient is acutely ill or in the er then these medicines would not be used. First the patient would have to be treated/stabilized with oral corticosteroids and albuterol. ...Read more

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Hi please tell me medicine for asthma?

Hi please tell me medicine for asthma?

CONTROLLER&RELIE: There are Controller MAEDICTIONS which some patients have to take every day to keep Asthma under control
These are
Long Term beta agonists (Long Term Bronchodilaters)
Steroids Inhaled and Leucotrine like Singular
Reiever or Resque Meds
Quick acting Bronchodilaters like Albuterol, Xopenex
Short Course of Steroids
Most meds are given via inhaler or Nebuliser
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What asthma medicine is most effective?

What asthma medicine is most effective?

The one that works: Asthma treatment is highly specialized. You need to see an allergist to go over your specific symptoms and situation to determine what will work the best for you. ...Read more

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How dangerous are rescue drugs for asthma?

How dangerous are rescue drugs for asthma?

Safe: Albuterol and the other rescue beta-agonists are generally safe. You may get a rapid heart beat. .. But it is better than dying of asthma or suffering. The reason we like to minimize rescue inhalers is that they don't treat the underlying illness - airway inflammation. Inhaled steroids do this well for most sufferers. See your doc for more information. ...Read more

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Hi! Please tell me the medicine for asthma.

Hi! Please tell me the medicine for asthma.

Depends on severity: Asthma severity is classified by how often someone has symptoms. Therapy for mild asthma is inhaled beta-agonists such as albuterol. If albuterol is needed more than twice per week or if symptoms occur at night, a longer acting medicine with corticosteroids with or without long-acting beta agonists is added such as fluticasone or salmeterol+fluticasone. There are many drugs of the same type. ...Read more

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Where can I find cheapest drugs for my asthma?

Where can I find cheapest drugs for my asthma?

Generics if availabl: When available generic inhalers are the cheapest. If you have no insurance, speak with your physician. Many drug companies have an assistance program. You may have to check them out yourself on the internet but it may be worth it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop true asthma as an adult?

Yes it is Possible: Yes it is Possible to develop true Asthma as an adult.
Actually you can develop Asthma at any age ...Read more

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Can diet or exercise help improve asthma in adult?

Can diet or exercise help improve asthma in adult?

Yes and no: While neither of thes directly improve the lung disease itself, but being more fit you use less oxygen and use it more efficiently. Weight loss and physical fitness improve the quality of life of asthmatics - which certainly helps. ...Read more

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What medicine would be good to take for my asthma?

What medicine would be good to take for my asthma?

Depends: Of ocurse you will probably need a "rescue" inhaler for attacks. However, you must be properly diagnosed so that the issue of persistentn asthma is ruled out. If not you may need a "controller" steorid inhaler to prevent attacks. Get diagnosed. ...Read more

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How could I best control my asthma without medicine?

How could I best control my asthma without medicine?

Avoid triggers.: In general, desert climate is best for people with asthma. Dust filters, avoiding pets, avoiding crowds may decrease exposure to triggers. If none of this works, consider medications after all; they may prevent airway remodeling and development of emphysema in a setting of persistent uncontrolled asthma. ...Read more

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How likely is someone to develop asthma as an adult?

How likely is someone to develop asthma as an adult?

It can happen: ..at anytime in your life. Most likely due to allergens in the environment. ...Read more

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Can you get asthma in adults without having symptoms?

Can you get asthma in adults without having symptoms?

Not sure about quest: One of the primary diagnostic criteria for asthma are symptoms. Can asthma occur at any age- yes. But without any symptoms why would you think you have asthma? I either case a simple spirometry test and oral history can confirm or rule out asthma. ...Read more

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What is the best asthma medicine for somebody who sings?

What is the best asthma medicine for somebody who sings?

No steroids if sings: Inhaled steroids are def the medications of choice for asthma, but can really make it hard for some singers to sing normally, due to the hoarseness they can cause. Using other drugs like singulair (montelukast) and cromolyn nebs as much as possible and getting allergy shots if allergic can help decrease the need for steroids. Different inhalers cause less hoarseness also--alvesco may be better than qvar, eg. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my asthma naturally without using drugs?

What can I do to control my asthma naturally without using drugs?

Tough question: If your asthma is triggered by an allergy (animal dander, pollen, etc) removing as much of these as possible is a start. Removing rugs, carpeting, enclosing your mattress in an appropriate plastic cover is also a good start. If your asthma is exercise induced, take notice of the temperature outside when you exercise and have an attack. To be without a "resuce" inhaler is probably not a good idea ...Read more

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Can an adult be diagnosed with asthma if they never had it as a child?

Can an adult be diagnosed with asthma if they never had it as a child?

Yes: Asthma in some of its milder forms is often mislabeled in kids as bronchitis or recurrent pneumonia. As you age the pattern may become more definite & recognizable. ...Read more

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When is the typical onset of asthma? Can a person develop asthma as an adult?

When is the typical onset of asthma? Can a person develop asthma as an adult?

The: The simple answer is yes; asthma can develop at any age including adulthood. However, studies have shown that there is substantial complexity to this. Many young adults who are diagnosed with “adult onset” asthma actually turn out to have a history of wheezing during childhood or a history of atopy (allergies such as hayfever or eczema). This suggests that new onset asthma in young adulthood may have its origin in early childhood. Women also seem to be more susceptible than men in developing adult onset asthma. Studies have also shown that in contrast to childhood asthma (which many people grow out of), adult onset asthma tends to persist with at least the same level of severity if not worse as you get older.

Diagnosing new onset asthma in older adults is more problematic as there are many other conditions that can mimic asthma and can lead to a misdiagnosis. Some examples of conditions that can do this include bronchiolitis, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (especially in smokers) and left-ventricular heart failure. Therefore, a diagnosis of adult onset asthma should only be made after extensive workup, preferably by a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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How to cure my asthma? Not taking the symptoms away with drugs, but to cure it.

Asthma: Unfortunately there is no cure for asthma, but your best chance to reverse your allergies that may trigger your asthma is to get allergen desensitization. It should provide you long term relief of your symptoms and minimize your dependence on medications. See an allergist. ...Read more

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What did we use against asthma in the 1940s-50s? Do we still use the same medicines?

What did we use against asthma in the 1940s-50s? Do we still use the same medicines?

EphedrinAdrenalinThe: There are three drugs used in 40s and50s
Adrenalin injection has been used for acute asthma attacks
Ephedrine which was used in china in 20s&30s has been used in west in oral form
Theophylline oral
IV Aminophyline for acute attacks
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I'm 34 and had asthma most of my adult life. Will it ever go away or am I stuck with it?

I'm 34 and had asthma most of my adult life. Will it ever go away or am I stuck with it?

Asthma is for life: You can bring the symptoms under good control and may never have symptoms again but the risk is always there. ...Read more

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Help please! Is getting diagnosed with asthma as an adult more dangerous than as a child?

Asthma: The diagnosis of asthma at any age is potentially dangerous if not managed correctly but with proper guidance and correct use of medication it is controllable. Do not smoke or be around anyone who smokes, and ask your doctor about other triggers like animal dander, excercise, etc. ...Read more

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I'm in long term medication for my asthma, if I ran out of those medicine can u guys prescribed.?

Not this site: This is the public HT site for general medical information, not diagnosis, treatment or personal consultation. The concierge site, HT prime has some of these features. I wouldn't plan on prescription refills when/if you are not located in the US in a state where the doc is licensed to prescribe. ...Read more