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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.

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.

Yes: I see no problem with this combination. Do realize that vistaril (hydroxyzine) at this dose may be associated with side effects such as drowsiness, rapid heart beats, dry mouth, and/or constipation. ...Read more

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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more


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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?

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?

Thrush: Not HIV: Thrush can happen in a variety of settings. If you are not HIV positive then I think you may be on the right track. Remember thrush is also a late stage HIV symptom...Not a newly infected with HIV symptom. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will advair affect my lo loestrin fe birth control? I started using advair, I also use proair inhaler. Will these affect birth control effectiveness?

Will advair affect my lo loestrin fe birth control? I started using advair, I also use proair inhaler. Will these affect birth control effectiveness?

No.: Inhaled medications like these don't affect contraceptive efficacy. For two reasons, they are not well absorbed systemically, and they do not affect metabolism of the steroids even if they were taken systemically. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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)?

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

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How can I stop using advair and albuterol?

How can I stop using advair and albuterol?

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

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Is it okay to use albuterol and advair together? What are the dangers, and when should this combination be done/be avoided?

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

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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.?

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 more

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What should be given first? A nebulizer treatment (albuterol) or advair?

What should be given first? A nebulizer treatment (albuterol) or advair?

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

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What can I take for arythmia, palpitation and nervousness if I don't want to take albuterol or advair?

What can I take for arythmia, palpitation and nervousness if I don't want to take albuterol or advair?

Side effects: You should talk to your doctor about managing your asthma with other medications that have less side effects. There are other options for you. ...Read more

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I am having arythmia, palpitation, and nervousness, I don't want to take any albuterol or advair disc what other thing can I take?

I am having arythmia, palpitation, and nervousness, I don't want to take any albuterol or advair disc what other thing can I take?

Albuterol or Advair: Albuterol may worsen palpitation, shaking and nervousness. Advair should not produce or worsen those symptoms. It is much safer than the oral pills for asthma. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Arrythmia??: If this isn't as a result of taking your asthma medication & isn't a normal experience for you - would consider medical assessment. ...Read more

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Can Flovent, advair or albuterol cause severe tingling, prickliness and itchiness? Are these any of the side effects? Thanks

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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