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Proair Hfa Warnings
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
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
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
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
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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?
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