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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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Primatene mist has been taken of the shelves. This was a medicine that worked for a lot of people without a perscription. Now im looking at $58 dolla?

Primatene mist has been taken of the shelves.  This was a medicine that worked for a lot of people without a perscription.  Now im looking at $58 dolla?

Good riddance: Primatine was inhaled adrenaline. It worked fast, lasted about 15 seconds, and was very dangerous. The fact that you used it without problems simply means you won that game of "russian roulette". Treatment of asthma requires you treat the underlying problem. Primatine only covered up the symptoms, and not even very well. If it was developed today the fda would have shot it down immediately. ...Read more

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Will the fda aprove the new hfa primatene mist inhalers?

Will the fda aprove the new hfa primatene mist inhalers?

Maybe not, however: Primetene has been removed but a new inhaler, asthmanefrin, is now available. I would recommend you speak with your physician before you try it. ...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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Does primatene work for wieght?

Does primatene work for wieght?

Primatene: Primatene is over the counter inhaler for asthma treatment due to its ability to dilate the bronchial passages. It has been banned since december of last year due to content of freon volatile compound. ...Read more

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Is primatene now only by prescription?

Is primatene now only by prescription?

Cannot get it: Primatine mist was taken off the over the counter shelves as people were taking for their asthma incorrectly and dying from using it . If you have asthma or shortness of breath see a doctor to get correct medication
be well. ...Read more

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Can primatene tablets and alavert be taken together?

Can primatene tablets and alavert be taken together?

Drug interactions.: No drug interactions were noted on Drugs.Com drug interaction checker – but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. ...Read more

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What should I purchase now that bronkaid and primatene have been discontinued?

What should I purchase now that bronkaid and primatene have been discontinued?

See a doctor: Primatene mist was a dangerous rescue treatment for asthma. There are much better options now, but you shouldn't try to treat yourself for asthma. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a diabetic to take primatene tablets?

Is it safe for a diabetic to take primatene tablets?

Terrible drug!: Primatene is not a good medication for anyone. If you have trouble with asthma or wheezing, it's far better to see a doctor for safer, more effective medical treatment. ...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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Is it safe to take primatene tablets for weight loss?

Is it safe to take primatene tablets for weight loss?

No: I am unfamiliar with a tablet form of primatene, only an inhalational form sold otc as a bronchodilator. Primatene is Epinephrine and has a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error. Although one of its side effects is anorexia (loss of appetite), management of obesity is not a labeled or unlabeled use of this drug. ...Read more

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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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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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I used primeatene mist. Now ventolin. I'm now using the new med 3 to 4 times a day vs 1x a week before. Can the new med be causing more attacks?

I used primeatene mist. Now ventolin. I'm now using the new med 3 to 4 times a day vs 1x a week before. Can the new med be causing more attacks?

Probably NOT: Primatene-mist is an Adrenalin (epinephrine) short-acting 'rescue' inhaler. Ventolin (albuterol) is another short-acting inhaler but is more selective on the bronchioles in the lungs. Most pulmonologists agree ventolin (albuterol) is a better medication for your asthma because of 'this selectivity'. So, now if you need ventolin more often , your asthma is 'out of control' --time to get help. ...Read more

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How can I get primatine OTC out of my system healthily ..Been taking a lot ..2 weeks ago I have since stoped ...Will it all be out of my system soon?

How can I get primatine OTC out of my system healthily ..Been taking a lot ..2 weeks ago I have since stoped ...Will it all be out of my system soon?

Already gone.: Primatene is a trade name which is either inhaled (epinephrine) or ingested (ephedrine). Epinephrine is cleared from your body within a few minutes. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is gone in a few hours. ...Read more

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How is OTC racepinefrin/asthmanefrin same basic medication as former avail epinefrin/primetine mist. How does the race added to standard inhaled epi ?

Racemization: The racemic or combination form of Epinephrine makes the product more stable and has a longer shelf life. The d-form has less side effect than the natural r-form in terms of rapid heart rate and increase in bp. The d-form has a lower side effect as mentioned but has a more sustained effect. The side effect precludes frequent use so need sustained effect, and the combo is more stable. ...Read more

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Does using grapefruit oil,extract,mist,or spray topically on the body or inhaling it interact with ssri medication?

Does using grapefruit oil,extract,mist,or spray topically on the body or inhaling it interact with ssri medication?

Probably transiently: The issue with grapefruit and other medications is that it competes for the same activating enzymes as the medication. Grapefruit inhibits the activating enzyme p450 thereby increasing the effect of any medications using that same enzyme such as certain types of ssri's. This effect is transient and limited to the amount of grapefruit taken in. In the case of topical and inhaled it's probably smal ...Read more

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Can i pass drug test if i drink arbor mist or wine two weeks ago?

Can i pass drug test if i drink arbor mist or wine two weeks ago?

Yes: If the only issue is alcohol, you should be ok. It would be completely gone from your body after 2 weeks. Note that some drugs, eg, marijuana, can be detected after much longer testing delays. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension , then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more