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Can primatene work good for exercise induced asthma or in general?

Can primatene work good for exercise induced asthma or in general?

There are better: Inhalers available. Primatene is merely adequate, but does work if other drugs (albuterol, inhaled steroids) are not at hand. ...Read more

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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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Is it a good idea to take primatene tablets for asthma?

Is it a good idea to take primatene tablets for asthma?

Primatene: No. It is too taxing on the heart by speeding it to abnormal levels. This is the reason the inhaler type was pulled of the shelves. ...Read more

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Can I take guafisan and the asthma medication primatene combined?

Can I take guafisan and the asthma medication primatene combined?

Guaifenesin: Yes. Primatene is an otc bronchodilator called ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Guaifenesin is an expectorant that helps to thin and loosen secretions. Together, they can both help with some asthma, but they are not enough. You need a controller, or anti-inflammatory medication also. Some varieties of Guaifenesin come in combination with pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate); don't take that version with primatene pills: both are stimulants. ...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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I have asthma and can't afford my albuterol hfa right now so is primatene tabs okay for rescue short term while I have a cold for about a week or so?

I have asthma and can't afford my albuterol hfa right now so is primatene tabs okay for rescue short term while I have a cold for about a week or so?

No: Go to a free clinic and get some help. It appears that you are at high risk of hospitalization or potential death from asthma. By the way, the er cannot refuse you treatment even if you have no money. ...Read more

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What is good exercise technique for someone with severe exercise-induced asthma? I get easily winded walking up a flight of stairs.

What is  good exercise technique for someone with severe exercise-induced asthma? I get easily winded walking up a flight of stairs.

Listen to your body: You would benefit from a thorough check up for nutritional deficiencies like vit d3, magnesium, zinc and iron which could be aggravating a problem with shortness of breath and bronchoconstriction. Practice relaxation abdominal breathing so that you can do this while walking and going up stairs. Get a good night sleep, de-stress, eat 6 small healthy meals and move for 10 minutes after each meal. ...Read more

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I have a doormant asthma for 20yrs now.but i dont think running as exercise is good for me,coz i get out of breath easily & wheeze.any other exercise?

I have a doormant asthma for 20yrs now.but i dont think running as exercise is good for me,coz i get out of breath easily & wheeze.any other exercise?

Uncontrolled: Vs Exercise Induced Asthma, you should be able to exercise without a problem, see an asthma specialist an Allergist/Immunologist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Does exercise help with curing asthma?

No: Exercise will increase your endurance, fitness, general health & by doing regular exercise will increae your respiratory & general immune system. Asthma requires medications. Avoid exercise if there is an asthma attack. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more