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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

Metaproterenol (Definition)

Metaproterenol is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of ...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

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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

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What are the side effects of administering alupent (metaproterenol) to diabetes patient?

What are the side effects of administering alupent (metaproterenol) to diabetes patient?

Alupent (metaproterenol): There is a remote possibility for Alument to interfere with your blood glucose levels but that is way down on the list of possible drug interactions.

Please go to the web and look up Alupent (metaproterenol) in the many articles listed. Look for distinct medical articles.

If you are still concerned after reading this - you shouldn't be - please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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

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

Similar: Both are medications that are used as bronchodilators -- that is quick acting medications for asthma symptoms. Albuterol is probably the most commonly used. Haven't not seen Alupent (metaproterenol) used fro years. ...Read more

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What is the difference between albuterol and alupent (metaproterenol) for acute asthma relief?

What is the difference between albuterol and alupent (metaproterenol) for acute asthma relief?

Bronchodilators: Both drugs are bronchodilators, but Alupent (metaproterenol) has more side effects like palpitations and tremor. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

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