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Proair And Advair
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 more
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 more
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.?
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
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 more
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
Is taking zithromax, albuterol, and advair a safe combination in general? I know it comes with possibility of arrhythmia but is this rare? Thank you
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 more
I have serve asthma. I am on Advair, Convent. Singular, and Albuterol. I have a lot of thick mucus all the time. Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) everyday long term?
Ask your pulmonaryMD: Ask your medical professional who if prescribing your extensive pulmonary meds what their suggestion is in view of your specific needs ...Read more
I'm on Combivent, (albuterol and ipratropium) Albuterol inhaler PRN, Advair 500/50 & Singular. Is it a safe combo to be on long term? I have bad asthma and I'm prone to pneumonia
Yes...: This is a safe med combo for treatment of asthma. You should rinse your mouth and spit it out after every Advair dose to prevent thrush, a complication of inhaled steroids. If your asthma exacerbations decrease over time, it is possible that your meds can be reduced (under doctor's supervision) but this combo is safe long-term. Be sure to never smoke! ...Read more
When taking a new prescription for combivent (albuterol and ipratropium), (albuterol and ipratropium) do I dc my advair or take them both? Have been unable to reach the prescribing doc and need to start combivent (albuterol and ipratropium).
Diag. Copd 7/13 fine til heavy yardsprays 5/13. Respiratory distress. Keep rebounding inandout. On albuterol. Scared side affects of advair. Sensitive?
More therapy: You should avoid poor environmental conditions. You need maintenance therapy with aa laba/ics like advair which is quite safe with minor intolerance such as hoarseness. You also need a lama like spiriva or tudorza to improvee airflow. Lastly you need pulm rehab. ...Read more
Is garcinia cambogia safe to use for weight loss w/ Zoloft (sertraline) busparone advair and albuterol. Any side effects?
Garcinia cambogia: The evidence for effectiveness of garcinia cambogia in weight loss is mixed. However, there are no direct interactions with the medications you're taking. This doesn't mean there would be none, just that there are none published. ...Read more
Had green mucus, took zapak, no mucus, now upper back pain with breathing; albuterol nebulizer & advair not helping also on pred. Should I go to er?
Call doctor: I do not see a life threatening reason here. But if you are no better in the morning calling your doctor sounds prudent. ...Read more
Have asthma & allergies. On advair & albuterol. Smoke from fires in state & surrounding. Daily/nightly can't breathe. Wake up wheezing can't sleep, do?
Need steroids: See your doctor today. It is miserable to be in this situation with asthma. Please contact your family doctor immediately. If you can't get into see your family doctor then go to a walk-in clinic or if necessary the emergency room to make it through the weekend. Will likely be given steroids but there may be other options they have available for you as well. You should all help you breathe better. Best wishes to you and I hope you can breathe better soon. ...Read more
Can singulair, (montelukast) advair, albuterol, claritin, flonase, omeprazole, simvastatin in combination cause calf and leg cramps? Brand new asthma diagnosis.
Asthma: Proair is a brand name for albuterol, used to open airways during times of shortness of breath as a rescue medication for people with asthma. Sometimes people without asthma can get asthma like symptoms such as wheezing and inhalers like proair are helpful for these situations as well. It is short and quick acting making it ideal for rescue in times of acute sumptoms. ...Read more
Two different brands: Same drug different manufacturers.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: They can be used at the same time ...Read more
It's pretty sturdy:
It can cause problems due to the heat making it leak, in theory, in practice it would have to get very hot indeed.
Wait until it naturally comes back to room temperature and use normally. You could tell if nothing is coming out. ...Read more
ProAir exp date 6/15 (50 puffs left) Does that mean it expires on 1st or 30th? If expired, how long can I use it for until it stops being effective?
It is ok: Most doctors will recommend using it through the end of the month, but order your refill now. ...Read more
Not much: They are both Albuterol Sulfate which is a rescue inhaler for asthma that causes tight airways to open up quickly. The major difference is that ventolin has a dose counter which can be helpful in keeping track of your usage and how much medicine is left. However, pro-air has been approved with a counter and should be coming out soon. ...Read more
No: Pro air does not treat the underlying inflammation of asthma. It is meant as a rescue medicine for relief of acute symptoms. If someone uses pro air more than twice a week, they need to be on preventive inhalers containing inhaled corticosteroids with or without a long acting bronchodilator. ...Read more
Different drugs: Proair is a beta agonist--that is a drug that helps open up the lungs atrovent (ipratropium) is another asthma drug that works via a different mechanism. ...Read more
What can using an inhaler (proair hfa, 2 puffs or more) do to the mind? Can it change personality and effect memory? Explain
Generally not.: Most common side effects of proventil (albuterol) are rapid heart beat, shakiness, trembling, palpitations sensation in chest. Rarely, it can cause central nervous system side effects (anxiety, confusion, headache, dizziness). I do not believe change in memory or personality has been reported, but I never say 'never' when it comes to medication. Call your physician asap. ...Read more