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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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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?

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

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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

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

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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).

See below: Do not stop your advair. The combivent is what is referred to as a rescue inhaler. This is taken only when needed. Continue the advair and use combivent if you have acute shortness of breath. Continue to try and get in touch with your doctor. ...Read more

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Diag. Copd 7/13 fine til heavy yardsprays 5/13. Respiratory distress. Keep rebounding inandout. On albuterol. Scared side affects of advair. Sensitive?

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

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Is garcinia cambogia safe to use for weight loss w/ Zoloft (sertraline) busparone advair and albuterol. Any side effects?

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

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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

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What is proair inhaler used to treat?

What is proair inhaler used to treat?

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

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What amount does an proair inhaler cost?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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Can I take my proair if I left it in a hot car?

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

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Can the medicine proair cause sleeping difficulties?

Can the medicine proair cause sleeping difficulties?

ProAir: This is albuterol and yes it can make it difficult to sleep because it causes increased heart rate and tremulousness. These are a few of the more common side effects. ...Read more

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What's the difference between proair and ventolin inhalers?

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

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Is proair HFA 90 MCG a good asthma medication to take on a daily basis?

Is proair HFA 90 MCG a good asthma medication to take on a daily basis?

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

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Can I use my proair inhaler with. 25 xanex?

Can I use my proair inhaler with. 25 xanex?

Fine together: These medications are not known to not negatively interact, so taking them together should be fine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between atrovent, (ipratropium) proair?

What is the difference between atrovent, (ipratropium) proair?

Types: Atrovent (ipratropium) = anticholinergic inhaler that causes drying of secretions and increases airway diameter (bronchodilator)

proair= beta agonist inhaler that increases airway diameter (bronchodilator); may increase heart rate and cause gitteriness. ...Read more

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What is the difference between atrovent (ipratropium) and proair?

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

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What can using an inhaler (proair hfa, 2 puffs or more) do to the mind? Can it change personality and effect memory? Explain

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