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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Pulmicort turbuhaler (budesonide) side effects?

Pulmicort turbuhaler (budesonide) side effects?

Few: Mostly very well tolerated. May cause oral thrush and sometimes worsening of respiratory sympt such as runny nose, cough and sometimes abdominal pain. Check with the pharmacy for a complete list. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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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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Please describe the medication: spiriva handihaler (tiotropium bromide)?

Please describe the medication: spiriva handihaler (tiotropium bromide)?

An inhaled COPD med: That is an anti-cholinergic drug used once daily in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. ...Read more

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Flovent, ventolin side effects?

Flovent, ventolin side effects?

Various : Flovent- changes in your voice and yeast infections of the mouth called thrush. Ventolin is albuterol and causes fast heart rate and tremor. ...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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What conditions require xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa inhalers?

What conditions require xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa inhalers?

Bronchodilator: Xopenex/levalbuterol is useful as bronchodilator. It opens lower airways in asthma and asthma-related conditions. ...Read more

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Does the xopenex (levalbuterol) inhaler contain steroids?

Does the xopenex (levalbuterol) inhaler contain steroids?

No.: Xopenx is a single medicine known as a short-acting-beta agonist (saba). There is no steroid. Its base medicine is albuterol. Most drugs have two forms-the active chemical and its mirror image (kind or like a right hand and left hand). Many drugs, only one of them works as the medicine. Xopenex (levalbuterol) is the "working form" of albuterol. Used to try and decrease side effects using active form of med. ...Read more

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Vanceril (beclomethasone) inhaler directions please?

Vanceril (beclomethasone) inhaler directions please?

Inhaled steroid: Usually 2 times daily 1-4 puffs. When using steroid, remember to rinse your mouth after use. ...Read more

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Whats a Pulmicort turbuhaler (budesonide)?

Budesonide: It is Budesonide used in an "inhaler" form. It is a form of steroid used for respiratory problems that cause bronchospasm along with other meds. It is used as a "controller" medication. It decreases swelling in the respiratory tract. ...Read more

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Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?

Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?

Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains formoterol as the long-acting bronchodilator, and that works faster than the salmeterol in advair. Both come in different strengths as well. Try both and consider what each costs on your plan and the side effects you have. ...Read more

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Is the primatene mist asthma inhaler banned?

Is the primatene mist asthma inhaler banned?

Removed from market: There are currently no over the counter asthma inhalers in the us. The manufacturers of primatine are petitioning the fda to keep it available. No actions as of yet. Available prescription rescue inhalers more specific with fewer side effects. Recently a new otc inhaler has been released. It is called asthmanefrin. I recommend you speak with your physician before starting any medications. ...Read more

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What are side effects of xopenex (levalbuterol) inhalers for asthma?

What are side effects of  xopenex (levalbuterol) inhalers for asthma?

Temporary jitterines: For the most part, you may experience temporary jitteriness that usually lasts for 15-20 minutes after taking it. This is because the medication causes an increase in heart rate. You may want to consult your physician prior to taking this if you have any heart problems. This is the most common side effect. ...Read more

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Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?

Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?

Unknown: Longer term studies show that both drugs are quick acting and relieve acute dyspnea/shortness of breath. It appears unlikely that either drug affects the natural history of asthma/copd. Longer acting drugs called maintenance inhalers are associated with significant decreases in exacerbation (flares) of these diseases and may affect lung function longer term. ...Read more

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Which works better: dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or albuterol?

Both-read why: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination inhaler containing an steroid (for inflammation) and long acting bronchodilator. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is used every day to control and prevent asthma. In contrast, albuterol is for quick relief and only used as needed. This is a good combination for patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma. An allergist can assist in further explanation. ...Read more

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I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read more

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What is combivent (albuterol and ipratropium)?

See below: It is a combo of 2 meds - they are both short acting bronchodilators ...Read more

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Alupent (Definition)

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