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Proair Hfa Medication
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
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
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
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
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. ...Read more
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 said and asthma and I understand your concern. Work with your pulmonologist and if necessary a psychiatrist to resolve your dilemma. ...Read more
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
No: It does not affect 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
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
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
URGENT CARE GAVE ME PROAIR FOR PNEUMONIA TO HELP. IT SAYS 4 TIMES A DAY. BUT I FEEL LIKE I NEED BEFORE THE 6 HRS CAN I TAKE IT SOONER?
Generally, if you have no cardiac problems, it may be repeated every 4 hours up to a maximum of 8 puffs per day. If you are still experiencing respiratory difficulty, please return to the ED for a reassessment.
An inbox consultation is available online for non urgent consultations. ...Read more
Diagnosed with asthma. Dr gave me proair 2 use every 6 hrs every day for a month @ also qvar 2 use twice a day every day for a month. Is this ok?
I stopped taking proair hfa without telling the doctor when she prescribed qvar 80 mcg did I do wrong or should I keep on taking it.
ProAir is "rescue": Sounds alright. The ProAir is albuterol (like Ventolin and Proventil), and is fast acting, so is used as one's "rescue" inhaler. If one is needing ProAir often, she is given something like Qvar, which will decrease the inflammation in her lungs so that she can wean back down her ProAir. That means a benefit of Qvar is being able to use less and less ProAir, saving it for "rescue" needs. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have asthma from a virus and am taking proair hfa. I take 2 puffs/3 times per day but it doesn't seem to make me breathe any better. Any advice?
More Treatment Req.: Patients with intermittent asthma exacerbated by respiratory viruses may do well with albuterol alone during their illness. However, if you are using the albuterol with good technique and this is not helping, or if you are generally not improving after 5-7 days, you need additional treatment that may included other inhaled medication(s) and/or an oral medication like prednisone. ...Read more
So my doctor prescribed me with Fluticasone and ProAir HFA Albuterol for easier breathing at night. I don't have asthma. Is it bad?
Asthma Meds : Fluticasone and Proair are both asthma medications. Your physician must suspect you have a variant of asthma which is causing chronic nighttime symptoms. Sometimes with a suspicion of asthma we will do a trial of asthma medicines to assess response. Do you have night cough? Any family history of asthma? Be sure and keep your follow up with your physician! ...Read more
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.
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
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 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more