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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Metaproterenol (Overview)

Metaproterenol is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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What is the difference between albuterol and alupent (metaproterenol)?

What is the difference between albuterol and alupent (metaproterenol)?

Similar: The major difference is that albuterol stimulates the heart less often than metaproterenol (alupent). Albuterol effectiveness also lasts an hour or so longer. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Metaproterenol (Overview)

Metaproterenol is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Agree w Dr. McGee: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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I'm taking alupent (metaproterenol) inhaler. What are cheaper alternatives?

I'm taking alupent (metaproterenol) inhaler. What are cheaper alternatives?

Generics: Alupent (metaproterenol) is the trade name for metaproteronol. At this time there does not seem to be a generic formulation. However, albuterol - also a beta 2 specific agent- is available generically and can be cheaper. Check with your pcp about switching. ...Read more

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I'm taking alupent (metaproterenol) inhaler is there another inhalent that is equivalent?

I'm taking alupent (metaproterenol) inhaler is there another inhalent that is equivalent?

Albuterol: Albuterol will give you the same or perhaps a slightly better result. Many physicians prefer Levalbuterol (xopenex), a purified version of albuterol. While there is no body of clinical data prefering Levalbuterol over albuterol the similar cost & effect make both drugs attractive as rescue but not as controller drugs for asthma. Use the one your insurance plan covers. ...Read more

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Why do diabetes patient need to avoid alupent (metaproterenol)?

Why do diabetes patient need to avoid alupent (metaproterenol)?

Side effects : Alupent (metaproterenol) is not easily available but it can cause side effects such as jumpiness, tremors , and even bloof pressure problems. ...Read more

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What problems administering alupent (metaproterenol) to diabetes patient?

What problems administering alupent (metaproterenol) to diabetes patient?

Difficult to answer: I do not think Alupent (metaproterenol) is really available any more. But the problem with Alupent (metaproterenol) and diabetes patients is that it could either exacerbate or mask problems of blood sugar reactions. There is not direct problem with the drug and diabetes to my knowledge. It is an old drug that has really been taken over by albuterol which is given to diabetics without that warning. ...Read more

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Why caution in administering alupent (metaproterenol) to diabetes patient?

Why caution in administering alupent (metaproterenol) to diabetes patient?

Affects blood sugar.: Beta-2 agonists for asthma such as albuterol can increase blood sugar by releasing stored glycogen from the liver and stimulating the adrenergic system (adrenaline). They should be used with caution when diabetes mellitus is present and discussed with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is the dosage for albuterol and alupent (metaproterenol)?

What is the dosage for albuterol and alupent (metaproterenol)?

And OR: Both open the bronchial tubes donot use both togather dose is 2 puffs every 6--8 hours use either or. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Alupent (Definition)

Alupent is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of ...Read more