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Proair Hfa Warnings
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 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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 night time 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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