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Proair Hfa Inhaler
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can using an inhaler (proair hfa) do to the mind? Can it do anything to personality or memory. I can be awkward, is it because of the inhaler?
Only if it causes: Tremors. You may have a trait of social anxiety to begin with. The tremors in the hands from the medication can be more pronounced for some people than others. Also, it can worsen social anxiety and make you feel more awkward if it causes your heart to race. I have sad and asthma and i understand your concern. Work with your pulmonologist and if necessary a psychiatrist to resolve your dilemma. ...Read more
No: It does not effect your cerebellum, but it can make you jittery or cause tremors. However, this is not from effecting your cerebellum, but instead deals with the receptors it targets. I hope this answers your question and best of luck! ...Read more
When using an inhaler (proair hfa) the side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/memory change?
When using an inhaler (proair hfa) some side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/ memory change?
Medical evaluation.: Please let your doctor know asap. I don't exactly know what you mean by mental changes. Proair hfa has possible side effects to include: psychoses (auditory hallucinations & persecutory delusions), restlessness, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, confusion, mental status changes. Your symptoms need to be evaluated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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