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Can pregnant women 20weeks take becotide (corticosteroid) inhaler for allergy?

Can pregnant women 20weeks take becotide    (corticosteroid) inhaler for allergy?

Probably: Although there has been no proof that inhaled steroid is harmful for the fetus, budesonide is the only one considered category B for pregnancy. At 20 weeks, most if not all of the fetus' organs are fully formed and thus it is doubtful that much can affect its development. Regardless , losing asthma control poses a much higher risk for both the mother and the baby. Ask for budesonide if worried. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Best asthma medication for reactive airways Viral induced?

Best asthma medication for reactive airways
Viral induced?

Asthma?: If you have asthma, you need to address inflammation and airway reactivity hence the advice to use both a bronchodilator and an inhaled steroid. If you are having wheezing from a viral illness and the wheezing is reversed with a bronchodilator, there is a possibility that you have had mild asthma and symptoms were not enough to get your attention until the respiratory illness. ...Read more

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Do taking inhaled asthma steroids increase your likelihood for conceiving or pregnancy?

Do taking inhaled asthma steroids increase your likelihood for conceiving or pregnancy?

No: Very little of the inhaled steroid dose gets absorbed, so there is little to no effect on the rest of the body. I would not expect any effect on fertility, and I have never seen any studies or other evidence that there is any effect. ...Read more

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Could taking certain medication (Albuterol, Flovent, Buspar) effect Syphilis Serology test results?

Could taking certain medication (Albuterol, Flovent, Buspar) effect Syphilis Serology test results?

Highly unlikely: The initial tests for syphilis are screening tests which are quite sensitive but may be non-specific. If these are negative it is not going to be from medications you are taking. If positive they are almost always followed up with more specific testing to be sure that they were not biologically false-positive results. ...Read more

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Can spiriva be prescribed for exercise induced asthma?

Can spiriva be prescribed for exercise induced asthma?

No: A the present time spiriva is only indicated for use in patients with copd. Based on how the medication works and what causes exercise-induced asthma, it is not likely that spiriva would give any significant relief to those symptoms. ...Read more

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Is the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) a preventative drug or a reliever?

Is the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) a preventative drug or a reliever?

Preventative drug: Medications such as symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) which contain and inhaled corticosteroid are used as maintenance (preventive) therapy to control persistent asthma. The formoterol component is a long-acting airway opener and may provide some initial relief of acute asthma symptoms; however symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) should never be used to relieve acute asthma symptoms (use your rescue albuterol under those conditions). ...Read more

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Mild asthma, occasional nighttime wheezing given dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Put on propanolol for migraines. med interaction. a better med for longterm asthma treatment?

Mild asthma, occasional nighttime wheezing given dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Put on propanolol for migraines. med interaction. a better med for longterm asthma treatment?

Mgt: You may want to consider using an inhaled steroid and the Albuterol as needed if these medications control your asthma. You can also take an oral steroid for a short period of time. The combination medication has a longer acting medication. A follow up appointment: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Is it possible for Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler affect a pregnancy test?

Is it possible for Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler affect a pregnancy test?

No: Medications do not cause false positive pregnancy tests, unless the medication contains HCG or, rarely, certain antibodies. ...Read more

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Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

See your personal MD: Medications prescribed are working against each other. Albuterol is a broncho dilator which helps you to cough up mucous.Codeine is a cough suppressant making it harder for you to cough up mucousrather than an urgent care center, it might be a better idea to make an appointment with your doctor to get you on proper medication. ...Read more

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What medications for bronchial asthma work best?

What medications for bronchial asthma work best?

CONTROLLER MEDS: In my opinion Controller meds which include inhaled Steroids with long acting Bronchodilaters also inhaled in combinations if taken correctly work best and sometimes one can add Montelucast(Singular) to that to control Asthma and reduce the incidents of acute attacks and exacerbations to minimum For acute attacks reliever meds like Albuterol or Levalbuteral are used with oral steroids sometimes ...Read more

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Can a spiriva inhaler be used for pregnancy?

Can a spiriva inhaler be used for pregnancy?

Spiriva and pregnany: Spiriva is a category c drug in pregnancy - meaning - its use should only be if there are no other alternatives. "risk cannot be ruled out" so - if there are other medications that have worked - i would switch to them - but this is a discussion you need to have with your physician and if needed your ob. ...Read more

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Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of  albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Yes: Anxiety and attention deficits can be side effects of albuterol and frequent albuterol usage is a sign of uncontrolled asthma which can also give you the above symptoms. Get yourself checked! ...Read more

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Is singulair (montelukast) safe to take during pregnancy?

Is singulair (montelukast) safe to take during pregnancy?

Montelukast in pregn: There are no studies available to indicate that the drug is safe during pregnancy. Montelukast should only be recommended in pregnancy when benefits outweigh risk. Suggest you see your Family Practitioner to help you decide this and to also assist you in finding safer alternative treatment options. ...Read more

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Anyone taken cromolyn for exercise induced asthma?

Anyone taken cromolyn for exercise induced asthma?

Therapy...: Cromolyn sodium inhaler can be used to treat exercise-induced asthma. Follow your doctor's instructions to use this inhaler effectively, . ...Read more

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How to improve hypertension while using beta agonist medications to control asthma?

How to improve hypertension while using  beta agonist  medications to control asthma?

Other BP meds: There are many alternative families of BP meds that can be used in asthmatic patients. Even if one has a medical condition where a beta blocker is the best choice, there are some of that family that affect asthma less than others. Discuss options with fp/allergist/ pulmonologist/internist. ...Read more

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Is antiviral flu medication safe during pregnancy?

Is antiviral flu medication safe during pregnancy?

In most cases, the benefits of antiviral flu (influenza) medication during pregnancy outweigh the risks: During pregnancy, the flu poses a serious threat to your health and your baby's health. Pregnancy increases your risk of developing serious complications of the flu, such as pneumonia. In turn, flu complications increase the risk of premature birth and other pregnancy problems. Although it's important to be cautious with any medication during pregnancy, research supports the safety of prescription antiviral medication — such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza) — to treat flu during pregnancy. If you're pregnant and have signs or symptoms of the flu, contact your health care provider right away. He or she will help you decide if an antiviral medication is right for you. If your health care provider prescribes an antiviral medication, remember that the medication is most effective when taken within 48 hours of the first signs or symptoms — although benefits are still possible if the medication is taken later. If you have a fever, your health care provider might recommend taking acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) as well. Some studies have shown an increased risk of neural tube defects — serious abnormalities of the brain or spinal cord — in the babies of women who experience high fevers during the first four to six weeks of pregnancy. Remember, a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your baby from the dangers of the flu during pregnancy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a flu shot for anyone who's pregnant during flu season unless you've had a severe reaction to a previous flu vaccination. When you get your flu shot, be sure to request the flu shot and not the nasal spray vaccine. The flu shot is made from an inactivated virus, so it's safe for both mother and baby during any stage of pregnancy. The nasal spray vaccine is made from a live virus, which makes it less appropriate during pregnancy or while you're trying to conceive. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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