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Proair And Advair
Can dulera and Advair be used together for emphysema or dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?
Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?
Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains formoterol as the long-acting bronchodilator, and that works faster than the salmeterol in advair. Both come in different strengths as well. Try both and consider what each costs on your plan and the side effects you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Asthma controllers: Both are used as medications that control the underlying inflammation of asthma. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) also contains a long-acting bronchodilator that provides immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Cromolyn does not do this. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is much more effective. Cromolyn is a bit safer. The difference is moot. Cromolyn (intal) is no longer available on the american market. ...Read more
Not really.: I'll presume you're talking about acute bronchitis, which is a very different entity from chronic bronchitis, which is a form of chronic lung disease. For acute form, an inhaler combination of steroid and bronchodilator generally has no role. In copd, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, it may be useful. ...Read more
Yes: A scenario where one may be needing to take Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and ventolin around the same time would be during some type of asthma/copd exacerbation. Remember though, Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) has a long acting form of albuterol (the active ingredient in ventolin). So normally, one would not need to take them both at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does asthma inhaler symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and haldol, olanzapine interact with each other?
Pharmacist can check: I don't believe the combined use of those 3 medications are contraindicated. I would discuss it with either the prescribing physician and/or pharmacist. ...Read more
Up in the Air: There are not sufficient data one way or the other to say specifically that advair won't harm your baby. As a general rule, inhaled medications are somewhat safer than pills or liquids because the levels in the blood are not as high for inhaled medications. Your doctor can help determine if your lung disease severity outweighs the potential risk to your baby. ...Read more
Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?
Unknown: Longer term studies show that both drugs are quick acting and relieve acute dyspnea/shortness of breath. It appears unlikely that either drug affects the natural history of asthma/copd. Longer acting drugs called maintenance inhalers are associated with significant decreases in exacerbation (flares) of these diseases and may affect lung function longer term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both-read why: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination inhaler containing an steroid (for inflammation) and long acting bronchodilator. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is used every day to control and prevent asthma. In contrast, albuterol is for quick relief and only used as needed. This is a good combination for patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma. An allergist can assist in further explanation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which inhaler is a rescue inhaler, xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa or dulera? Already used xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa and did not get full relief
The combination help: Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung. Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more
Combination of Singulair and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) effect on methacholine challenge?
I have asthma i take proair hfa Advair 250/50. can i take vistaril 50mg for anxiety and zofran (ondansetron) for nauesa with my asthma meds. i had upper endoscopy.
Negative test 4 HIV 6 months ago. With same partner an using condoms. Recently have oral thrush. Hiv symptom or from proair and recent start of advair?
Asthma at 73% peak flow unprodctv cough except formed ovoid balls lt yellow. Drinking tons! 97.5 singulair (montelukast) advair, proair -2 osteopenia, steroids bad?
Steroids: People with chronic asthma or COPD if they need steroid should not be withheld as it is lifesaving. We do have to protect the bones as we want to avoid most of all spinal fractures. We can give certain things like calcitonin or bisphosphonates if needed. Your doctor and you can make that decision when you discuss your problem. ...Read more
Will advair affect my lo loestrin fe birth control? I started using advair, i also use proair inhaler. Will these affect birth control effectiveness?
Age 33. Diagnosed with asthma / small airway disease. Prescribed advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 250/50 and proair hfa. Took a peak flow meter test and blew 350 l/min. Is that bad? Recommendations on how to improve?
Don't look: The peak flow rate is based on your height and sex and thus can't tell whether yours is bad or not. The more important point is how much has it changed from your pfr when you not have breathing problem. As suggested by dr pizzo, you should consult an allergist to help manage your problem. There is a chance that the atenolol may adversely impact your asthma. Fev-1 is superior to pfr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed small airway disease / asthma. On advair diskuz 250/50 and proair hfa. Would it be beneficial to get a finger pulse oximeter and a peak flow meter to track (especially during attacks)?
A peak flow suffices: And it is better to monitor and record ur peak flow readings am and pm, there are variations, night timereadings are bit lower, that would help ur md better direct your treatment and as well would predict if any astham exacrbation would happen hours ahead of time, an asthma action plan planned with ur 1ry md or with ur allergist will help, no need for an oximeter, review all ur meds with ur md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure your asthma: Stop doing things that are hurting your lungs like smoking or living with people who smoke. Marijuana & tobacco are both bad for your lungs. Add omega-3 & vitamin d to your diet. See an allergist to find other causes for asthma. Allergy shots (immunotherapy), work to mature your immune system sharing concepts with homeopathy. Time-consuming but often curative. Just don't suddenly quit your meds. ...Read more
Is it okay to use albuterol and advair together? What are the dangers, and when should this combination be done/be avoided?
It's OK: It is OK to use this combination when instructed to do so by your doctor for acute asthma problems. Advair is a maintenance medication that contains a steroid and a long-acting beta agonist. Albuterol is the short acting version of the beta agonist. Sometimes during asthma attacks you require the short acting medication. Overuse of it can lead to further problems, however. ...Read more
I was prescribed advair; my ins. Does not cover it; substituted flovent; now my ins, does not cover that. Proventil (albuterol) is not working 4 my symptoms.?
Provnetil: Is a rescue inhaler, only to be used as needed or pre-exercise, not on a regular basis. Flovent and advair are maintenance medications which are both to be taken on a regular basis. Please see your doctor asap if your proventil (albuterol) is not working. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rescue/maintenance: Albuterol is a rescue medication (unless used before exertion) and it's frequency of use dictates the status of ones airways. Ideally albuterol should be used rarely if at all but that is not always the case. Advair is a daily maintenance medication. It's use should in theory reduce or eliminate the need for the use of a rescue medication (eg albuterol). If both are needed albuterol is first. ...Read more
What can I take for arythmia, palpitation and nervousness if i don't want to take albuterol or advair?
I am having arythmia, palpitation, and nervousness, I don't want to take any albuterol or advair disc what other thing can I take ?
What to do if I have been experincing arythmia, palpitation, and nervousness, I don't want to take any albuterol or advair disc what other thing can I take ?
Can Flovent, advair or albuterol cause severe tingling, prickliness and itchiness? Are these any of the side effects? Thanks
Probably not: What you described is more likely hyperventilation syndrome except for the itching. These drugs are more likely to cause tremor and occasionally muscle cramps and not the symptoms you have described. Uncontrolled asthma may cause hyperventilation which may cause the tingling and "prickliness" sensation. Although allergy to steroid itself has been reported, it it mostly related to contact allergy ...Read more
Any side affects to levothyroxine? Can I take with albuterol, advair and Zyrtec (cetirizine)? When is best time to take this med?
Anytime: It should not interfere with other meds. Find a good time for you, let's say every morning - so you remember to take it every day. ...Read more
Re: cold air asthma--advair seems to make me catch every infection under the sun. Albuterol only helps a little. What other options are there?
Ipratropium: My asthma patients, and I have quite a few, don't report increased respiratory infections when they take advair or other inhaled corticosteroids to help control their asthma. Quite the opposite, really. So this unusual association is something you should report to your physician. Atrovent (ipratropium) is a useful bronchodilator that can help block symptoms of triggered asthma by cold air. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How much time are pharmaceutical drugs like albuterol and advair detectable in the urine and the blood stream?
There are 3 drugs: Albuterol reaches a maximum plasma concentration in less than 15 minutes, and lasts about 4 hours. Advair is 2 medications - salmeterol and fluticasone. Salmeterol reaches a maximum concentration with a few minutes and is eliminated from the blood within 20 minutes. Fluticasone lasts for nearly 24 hours. ...Read more
On 250/50 advair/albuterol. Third time I've stopped mid-run because of serious shortness if breath, wheezing, and coughing. Change or up medication?
Go see your doctor: Advair 250/50 is different from & does not contain albuterol. Advair is a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and a long acting beta agonist while albuterol is a short acting one. Advair is used to prevent asthma attacks while albuterol is used to rescue you from one. If you've had 3 attacks despite advair, you need to check w/your doc. Make sure you're using proper technique, too. Spacer? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer