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What can overdosing on an asthma inhaler do to you?

What can overdosing on an asthma inhaler do to you?

Symptoms...: It can cause your heart to beat very rapidly possibly leading to an arrhythmia. It can also cause jitteriness, anxiety, sweating, etc. Overall, not a good idea so take inhalers as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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What's a good way to check if my asthma inhaler worked?

Inhaler: Your maintenance inhaler will not give you an immediate effect while the albuterol one should. If no spray comes out of the device, make sure the hole in the plastic l shaped container is not blocked, wash it under warm water after you remove the metal canister. ...Read more

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Can you use an asthma inhaler if you don't have asthma?

Can you use an asthma inhaler if you don't have asthma?

Why ?????: Using someone else s medications is not only dangerous but not too smart. Why would you think you should use it if you don't have asthma. If you are doing this, please stop. If you think you have asthma, get tested and treated if necessary. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: asthma inhaler?

What is the definition or description of: asthma inhaler?

Inhaled asthma Med: An asthma inhaler is a devise that delivers asthma medication through inhalation. They are sometimes called puffers or mdi's (metered dose inhalers) they can deliver rescue medications such as albuterol, or controller medications such as inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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If you don't have asthma, but use an asthma inhaler, what will happen?

Side effects: Without asthma a preventive inhaler that has steroids in it can give you thrush, a fungus that can invade the mouth and throat. A bronchodilator will often make your heart beat faster and make you shakey. If you don't have asthma there is no benefit, only side effects. If your asthma is controlled with medications it may come back if you stop inhalers, they do not cure asthma. ...Read more

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Can I use my asthma inhaler for bronchitis?

Can I use my asthma inhaler for bronchitis?

They may help...: Bronchitis is typically an acute inflammatory condition affecting the airway. This inflammation can lead to airway hyper-reactivity (increased coughing, wheezing, etc) especially in an asthmatic. Asthma controller inhalers may help to prevent "bronchitis" episodes. Reliever inhalers such as albuterol may help to temporarily relieve associated coughing/wheezing but don't treat the inflammation. ...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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How does an asthma inhaler help a person with asthma breathe?

How does an asthma inhaler help a person with asthma breathe?

Opens breathing tube: Inhaled medications (bronchodialtors) like albuterol, help relax the muscular spasm around the bronchi or breathing tubes. This form of rescue medication can provide rapid relief or prevention of symptoms. Other medications like steroids or steroid/bronchodilator combinations also come in metered dose inhaler form. ...Read more

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How do u recommend keep asthma inhaler clean at work? If ur training for cna how do I keep germs off? Tips? Suggestions?

How do u recommend keep asthma inhaler clean at work? If ur training for cna how do I keep germs off? Tips? Suggestions?

Germs: A dilute hydrogen peroxide solution can be used to wipe off your inhaler. Use personal protective equipment as appropriate, careful hand washing, anti microbial solution, masks and gloves should help. ...Read more

Asthma Inhaler (Definition)

An asthma inhaler is a devise that delivers asthma medication through inhalation. They are sometimes called puffers or mdi's (metered dose inhalers) they can deliver rescue medications such as albuterol, or controller medications ...Read more


Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more