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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) the side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/memory change?

Proair inhailer: I've not had a single patient complain of mental changes on proair. Obviously, it's a very frequently used medication and if the such side effects were common, it would not be used.

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Dr. Brian Bezack
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When using an inhaler (proair hfa) some 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.

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Side effects of albuterol inhalers?

Side effects albuter: Palpitation lasting for fewminutes, nervousness, tremors, irritability. With inhalers you may get throat irritation, headache and vomiting.Sometimes dry mouth and padoxial bronchospasm most of the time the side effects are mild and short lived.

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Does proventil (albuterol) inhaler have bad side effects?

Does proventil (albuterol) inhaler have bad side effects?

It can cause. ..: It can cause palpitations, a more rapid heart rate, and rarely an irregular heart beat. Some people report anxiety, but it is temporary. Generally, very safe!

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Took 2 puffs of albuterol inhaler and one mucus relief pill. Are there any side effects from mixing the two?

Took 2 puffs of albuterol inhaler and one mucus relief pill. Are there any side effects from mixing the two?

No side effect: There is no problem in taking both medications together. If the mucus pill has a decongestant, it will make your heart beat wild for a little while, as both albuterol and the decongestant can cause rapid heart beat. It should not be a probem at 21 years of age.

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If im having severe side effects from an albuterol inhaler, what can I take instead for my short acting inhaler?

Call your Doctor: This is a question, really for doctor. There are several options which may not cause such a reaction. But you did specify what exactly happened, so we can not give a specific answer.

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What happens if I'm having severe side effects to albuterol inhaler what should I take instead for my short acting inhaler?

What happens if I'm having severe side effects to albuterol inhaler what should I take instead for my short acting inhaler?

Several choices: A long acting bronchodilator in combination with an inhaler steroid, (prescription only), is probably the next step. An inhaled steroid might work as well. Other medicines, like Singular are also available

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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.

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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.

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Does using an inhaler (proair hfa) effect the cerebellum in any way?

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!

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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.

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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.

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What amount does an proair inhaler cost?

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.

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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.

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Is there a more powerful/effective, non-steriodal inhaler for allergic/extrinsic asthma, than ProAir HFA?

Is there a more powerful/effective, non-steriodal inhaler for allergic/extrinsic asthma, than ProAir HFA?

Levalbuterol: Proair HFA contains a medication called albuterol. Other rescue inhalers such Proventil and ventolin also have the same medication. Xopenex HFA (is another rescue inhaler is which used for asthma and more effective in some patients levalbuterol. If a quick acting inhaler is not working, this may be a sign that you may need inhaled steroids. It is very important to followup with your doctor.

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My Proair albuterol inhaler just reached zero on the dose counter. There is medicine left, can I still use it?

My Proair albuterol inhaler just reached zero on the dose counter. There is medicine left, can I still use it?

Maybe: It might be that when you reach ZERO on the counter, there is a little bit left, but not a reliable amount per puff. Therefore, when an inhaler is needed, if one has a new one, use the new one. If one has no new one, using the old one would be better than using nothing. One can get a refill when the pharmacy opens.

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I suffer from asthma and all the doctors will give to me is proair rescue inhaler. Is there a long term med that works well?

I suffer from asthma and all the doctors will give to me is proair rescue inhaler. Is there a long term med that works well?

Depends: If symptoms are infrequent / intermittent / and-or not severe, rescue inhaler may be all you need. There are long-acting beta-agonist inhalers (serevent (salmeterol) as an example), but they are associated with risk of death (...Usually from excessive use during an attack as if it was a short-acting med, and then getting toxic later). Steroid inhaler or med like singulair (/montelukast) may be better next med.

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Any difference between Proair & Ventolin inhalers? Which one is prescribed more and more Asthma effective. Any cons or pros. Appreciate your help.

They are the: Same medication, albuterol, made by different companies. Proair is probably prescribed more now because it is cheaper to buy than ventolin. They are both as effective for asthma.

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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