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Please describe the medication: albuterol?

Please describe the medication: albuterol?

Bronchodilator: Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available as a oral liquid.

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Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine. It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

Various: Proventil, proair, and ventolin are all short acting drugs called albuterol (each made by different companies). All three can cause fast heart rate, tremor and gitteriness.

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I starting taking albuterol. I feel weird. Is this normal?

I starting taking albuterol. I feel weird. Is this normal?

Albuterol: Yes, you may feel palpitations, nervousness, tremor, nausea etc. But over the time you will be ok.

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Is albuterol for a neubilizer good?

Is albuterol for a neubilizer good?

Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing. It can also speed up the heart rate because of its beta receptor effects. It has no steroidal activity. However, both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. Albuterol is used by asthmatics both in inhaler and nebulizer form.

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What are the symptoms of withdrawl from albuterol?

What are the symptoms of withdrawl from albuterol?

No withdrawal: Albuterol can have side effects and desired therapeutic effects. Discontinuing will result in the absence of the both, not a separate withdrawal syndrome.

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Are there any inhalers with a substitute for albuterol?

Are there any inhalers with a substitute for albuterol?

Some: Albuterol is the generic name for both the nebulizer solution (albuterol) and a variety of different inhalers - proventil, proair, Maxair (not sure they make that any more) and ventolin. There is also Levalbuterol which is an isomer of albuterol that is supposed to cause fewer side effects. The brand name of that is xopenex (levalbuterol).

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Side effects of albuterol inhalers?

Side effects of albuterol inhalers?

Side effects albuter: Palpitation lasting for fewminutes, nervousness, tremors, irritability. With inhalers you may get throat irritation, headache and vomiting.Sometimes dry mouth and padoxial bronchospasm most of the time the side effects are mild and short lived.

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Does albuterol have steroids in it?

No: Albuterol is a beta-agonist used to open constricted airways in asthma. Steroids may also be used to treat severe asthma.

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Can albuterol inhaler cause v tach?

Possbly: All brnchodilators can potentially cause tachycardia 7 insusceptible persons under certain moments a malignant arrhythmia.

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Is albuterol the same as salbutamol?

Yes: Salbutamol is the term used in europe while albuterol is used in the us. These are the same.

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Can you use albuterol when pregnant?

Can you use albuterol when pregnant?

In a word: yes!: Albuterol inhalers ideally focuses in the lungs although poor technique can increase the amount that gets in the blood stream. A spacer tube can also improve technique. The risk of poor asthma control and wheezing is much higher than the risk of albuterol. That being said, make sure you check with doctor to make sure you are on the right combination of meds to both prevent and treat attacks.

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How do I take Pulmicort and albuterol?

Sequentially.: Albuterol is a fast-acting bronchodilator commonly used to open spasmodic bronchial tubes. Pulmicort is an slower-acting inhaled steroid used to combat the inflammation inherent with bronchospasm. Therefore albuterol is often referred to as a "rescue" medication to be used only episodically, whereas pulmicort is classified as a maintenance drug requiring routine daily use for maximum effectiveness.

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What to do about albuterol causing shakes?

What to do about albuterol causing shakes?

Nothing: This is a common side effect. And it will rseolve on its own.

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Help please! Is albuterol a type of steroid?

Albuterol: No. Albuterol is not a steroid. Albuterol is in the class called beta adrenergic bronchodilators. There are a number of drugs available in this class used to treat asthma and copd.

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Is it safe to use albuterol inhaler everyday?

Is it safe to use albuterol inhaler everyday?

Need maintenance med: Needing your rescue inhaler daily is a sign that you may need maintenance medication to control asthma symptoms. Suggest talking to your doctor about this.

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Can I take claritinn with albuterol nebulizer?

Can I take claritinn with albuterol nebulizer?

Yes: They are very different medications and have no interactions when used at the same time.

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Am I allowed to take albuterol while pregnant?

Yes: It is reasonable to use albuterol during pregnancy. Here is a reference: http://www. Mothertobaby. Org/files/albuterol. Pdf.

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How to deal with inhaler abuse with albuterol?

Asthma control: First, partner with an asthma specialist to confirm diagnosis of asthma, identify and reduce exposure to known triggers, tailor and explain herbal and medical regimen to help control inflammation. Following asthma treatment guidelines, step up therapy as asthma is less controlled (use asthma control test, along with peak flow meter). Reduce rescue meds (albuterol) and focus on preventive meds

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Do albuterol and epinephrine do the same thing?

Do albuterol and epinephrine do the same thing?

Yes: Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just inhaled epinephrine. Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart attack. Albuterol has less pronounced effects on the heart so its safer. Primatene has been taken off of the retail market because of the problems. Both are bronchodilators.

Dr. Brian Bezack
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