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Nebulizer And Inhaler Not Working
Please continue: Using Qvar and montelukast, those are your routine maintenance medications that you need to take whether you're symptomatic or not. The albuterol is a short acting broncho dilator, works better during an asthma flare or before strenuous activity, keep the follow up with your doctor / asthma specialist, wish you wellness ...Read more
Which inhaler is a rescue inhaler, xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa or dulera? Already used xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa and did not get full relief
No: While you can mix the 2 medications together, it is preferable to separate them. The albuterol should be given first because it will quickly open up the airways and allow the pulmicort a better chance to get further into the airways. The timing between the 2 is generally 10-20 minutes apart. ...Read more
Can i continue to use my ventolin inhaler, while I'm on peridosine and liquid albuterol in a nebulizer?
I use albuterol sulfate ProAir rescue inhalers for my asthma. Can I use salamol cfc free inhalers in replacement of this? (it's more affordable)
When taking a new prescription for combivent (albuterol and ipratropium), (albuterol and ipratropium) do I dc my advair or take them both? Have been unable to reach the prescribing doc and need to start combivent (albuterol and ipratropium).
I have asthma. Dr prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and resc inh albuterol and to keep taking singulair. Dr said to also use Combivent if needed. is that safe?
Asthma and meds: You stated "I have asthma. Dr prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and rescue inhaler albuterol and to keep taking singulair. Dr said to also use Combivent if needed. is that safe? Combivent has albuterol in it. It would be best to use one or the other as needed. Often patients with asthma will use albuterol or Combivent on a schedule then use more often if not covered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Breo a corticosteroid? And when should you use breo? I use singulair (montelukast). And a nebulizer.
Is duoneb breathing trmt safe to use in asthma flares when I'm taking prednisone and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5?
Stop Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): If you are taking oral predinsone, no need for symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). The easy solution will be to take oral prednisone and albuterol nebulizer treatment . Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) may be stopped for now till you are done with oral prednisone. If you are getting worst please seek immediate help in ED or urgent care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So my doctor prescribed me with Fluticasone and ProAir HFA Albuterol for easier breathing at night. I don't have asthma. Is it bad?
Asthma Meds : Fluticasone and Proair are both asthma medications. Your physician must suspect you have a variant of asthma which is causing chronic night time symptoms. Sometimes with a suspicion of asthma we will do a trial of asthma medicines to assess response. Do you have night cough? Any family history of asthma? Be sure and keep your follow up with your physician! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a spray substitute to symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhaler, with similar formula or strength, i think its powder, aggravates my cough but helps ease breathing?
Moderate disease: If you are having symptoms more than twice a week or at night, you probably need to be on a steroid inhaler, od which advair is one. If you are on a steroid inhaler and have symptoms, adding a long acting beta agonist (the sere vent part of advair)helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently started Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) (4x/day) for asthma. Is this to be used as a rescue inhaler or do I use my ventolin inhaler or both?
Rescue: Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) is a rescue inhaler and contains both albuterol and ipatropium ( an anti-cholinergic). It should not be used with albuterol unless you intend to double up on the albuterol dose. You should not use Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) solely for asthma control and in fact your asthma may get worse with using it alone. I think you will to see an allergist or pulmonologist to get you on the right path. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have bronchitis, inhaler and neb treatments not really helping. What else can I do? *on cipro&albuterol*
Bronchitis: There are a few things i would recommend. First of all, you may wish to discuss the choice of antibiotics with your physician. The most correct way to treat an infection is with a culture of your phlegm. You may also need a chest xray, or be a candidate for inhaled and/or oral steroids. At home, try using humidifier for easier breathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I do not have asthma; but do have COPD - have been prescribed Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) (as well as the Spiriva). What is the alternative to Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) for COPD?
Talk to pulmonologis: It is necessary to know exactly what type of COPD you have since some cases of asthma are linked to COPD also. Some COPD cases may not need inhaled steroid which is present in Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and instead may benefit more from a long-acting bronchodilator(LABA) +/- antimuscarinic agent. There are several other ICS /LABA combinations similar to Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Wildfire smoke in co is affecting my asthma. Inhalers and my nebulizer are not working. What else can I try?
Reduce exposure: Exposure to smoke will make the airway reactive and make it difficult to control. Stay indoors as much as possible. You may need treatments more frequently. ...Read more
Been up all night with asthma.inhaler and nebulizer meds aren't working.what do I do now?seen Dr twice this wk for this.was put on zithromax.that too worked for a day but isn't working now
Pain meds?: I agree that with the severity of your asthma you may need oral steroids at this time. However, Ibuprofen and nap0roxen may worsen asthma in some patients (just as aspirin). That may be part of th eproblem Acutely, see your MD again or go to ER. If your physician is not an asthma specialist, make an appointment with one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not much: In a nebulizer medication is been delivered in saline were the moisture helps & the constant nebulization delivers more medication in patients that are limited in their function or cannot make an adequate effort or if acutely ill by inhaler is a dry therapy & depends on patients effort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use a nebulizer and an inhaler during the same day or is it one or the other? If I can, how long apart?
Depends.....: Studies have shown that, when the technique is right, an inhaler is just as effective as nebulizer therapy. However, many patients are not able to use an inhaler with proper technique which makes the nebulizer more effective. The patient should use an inhaler in front of their physician to be certain of proper technique. If a person is unable to use an inhaler properly, then use nebulizer therapy! ...Read more
Mon. Night my 4yrold started coughing. H hasn't been able to stop since. He has to use his nebulizer or inhaler every two hours it's now friday. Help!
Go to er: Take him to er for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Equivalent: A nebulizer is used when the person is not able to use the inhaler properly. When used the proper way both deliver the right amount of medication. A nebulizer is less portable and takes more time to deliver (10 to 15 minutes), usually requires a power plug. An inhaler is very handy, fits in a pocket or a small purse. And then, there is personal preference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prescriptions: If you can buy inhalers online without a prescription, i would question their validity. You usually need a prescription to be able too do this. ...Read more
Can you workout after usesing a nebulizer , or albuteral inhaler ?If you can't how long do I have to wait ?
I have been coughing for over 2 years. I have tried 4 inhalers and 1 nebulizer. Still not better. What could it be other than asthma?
Cough, chronic: There are many causes of chronic cough. It looks like you are currently under the care of a doctor but not under good control if previously diagnosed with asthma. You need to consult a chest specialist/pulmonologist for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sick or well?: When toddlers are coughing & wheezing & miserable they are more likely to sit in your lap & take the nebulizer. Once they recover - well watch out! singulair (montelukast) an anti-inflammatory tablet not as effective as corticosteroids is easy to swallow & works in mild cases. Once kids are stable they rarely need more than 2 treatments a day. Make it a game. Use a star system. Speak to your child's physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer