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What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

Various: Proventil, proair, and ventolin are all short acting drugs called albuterol (each made by different companies). All three can cause fast heart rate, tremor and gitteriness. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more


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Is albuterol / proventil safe to give to children?

Is albuterol / proventil safe to give to children?

Typically, yes.: Based on thousands if not millions of children who have used albuterol (generic proventil), it may be considered a reasonable and safe medication for use. Any medication however may have side effects, and some children seem more sensitive to the fast heart rate, irritability, and agitation that can be encountered with its use. Your own pediatrician is your best advisor as to the dose & frequency. ...Read more

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How do you take proventil (albuterol) and ventolin?

How do you take proventil (albuterol) and ventolin?

See Below: Proventil and ventolin are both names for albuterol which is commonly used for bronchospasm seen in asthma and copd. They come in both inhaler and solution (nebulized) forms. 2 inhaled puffs from inhaler or one nebulized solution vial (depending on age and strength) are commonly recommended to be used every 4-6 hours for cough, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Contact provider if not helping. ...Read more

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For what conditions do docs diagnose proventil (albuterol)?

For what conditions do docs diagnose proventil (albuterol)?

None: Proventil (albuterol) is not a diagnosis. It is a medicine that can relieve symptoms of airway obstruction in patients with asthma and copd. ...Read more

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What does the "ne" mean at the end of proventil (albuterol) inhaler ne?

What does the "ne" mean at the end of proventil (albuterol) inhaler ne?

Ne in Proventil (albuterol): It is a symbol of neon, an inert gaseous element in the atmosphere. ...Read more

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Can proventil and atrovent (ipratropium) used together?

Can proventil and atrovent (ipratropium) used together?

Absolutely: Proventil (albuterol) and atrovent (ipratropium bromide) are very commonly recommend to be used together for treatment of airway bronchospasm commonly seen in asthma or copd. I would caution that there are better, long-acting medications that provide better benefit if you are not well-controlled on proventil and atrovent alone. Otherwise they do indeed work very well together. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Can i take my BP med, coreg, (carvedilol) with proventil inhaler?

Can i take my BP med, coreg, (carvedilol) with proventil inhaler?

Yes: Note however that Coreg (carvedilol) does have some beta blocker activity that can adversely affect lung conditions, and your dr. Simply needs to assure the medication does not worsen your symptoms, ...But as far as using with the inhaler it is fine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you take atrovent (ipratropium) and proventil at the same time?

Can you take atrovent (ipratropium) and proventil at the same time?

Yes: Both medications are used as bronchodilators to help with acute asthma symptoms. They can be taken separately, but are often combined during an acute exacerbation to relax airway smooth muscle. Each medication works on a different receptor to achieve the desired result. ...Read more

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Have refill for Flovent, am out. cant afford til next month, Have albuterol + Proventil, Will that be enough to get thru? anything less xpensive?

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Have refill for Flovent, am out. cant  afford  til  next month, Have albuterol + Proventil, Will that be enough to get thru?  anything less xpensive?

Not really . . .: Unfortunately, most if not all inhalers are only available as expensive brands, not inexpensive generics. Albuterol is generic for branded Proventil, (albuterol) which is rescue inhaler. Flovent is brand name for inhaled fluticasone (http://www.drugs.com/flovent.html), which is a prevention med. Don't wait. Check out http://alvinblin.blogspot.com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options.html for low $ options ...Read more

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If I use Proventil (albuterol) and don't really need it can it hurt me? The doc said take it 4 times a day. Didn't want to take it if it would cause something.

Proventil (albuterol): No long term effects---if you are only using it for a viral Bronchiolitis you will only have to use it for 2-3 weeks If you are using it for asthma---take it as directed-----to help prevent a serious asthma attack . If you smoke---STOP that is more likely to cause you long term respiratory problems----discuss your concerns with your physician ...Read more

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I was prescribed advair; my ins. Does not cover it; substituted flovent; now my ins, does not cover that. Proventil (albuterol) is not working 4 my symptoms.?

Provnetil: Is a rescue inhaler, only to be used as needed or pre-exercise, not on a regular basis. Flovent and advair are maintenance medications which are both to be taken on a regular basis. Please see your doctor asap if your proventil (albuterol) is not working. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of wheezing without your proventil (albuterol) inhaler?

How do you get rid of wheezing without your proventil (albuterol) inhaler?

Steroid inhaler.: If talking about asthma, steroids used once or twice daily are better for prevention of wheezing. Beta-agonists (proventil) open up airways acutely, and we call them rxcue inhalers. They should not be the only means used. If you have copd, the situation is more serious, and combinations of inhaled steroids with anti-cholinergic medication may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have asthma. I take proventil (albuterol) but i still have trouble breathing--what can I do for this?

Asthma care: Today's routine asthma care is based on a daily maintenance medication, usually an inhaled steroid, and occasional use of a rescue inhaler (proventil).Some patient use both in a combined inhaler (Dulera).You should meet with your PCP and bring along a summary of related symptoms, pattern of how you use the present meds, and other questions you may have. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have very serious asthma.I puff my proventil (albuterol) inhaler atleast 6-7 times a day.Can using my inhaler too much harm the baby or me?

I'm pregnant and have very serious asthma.I puff my proventil (albuterol) inhaler atleast 6-7 times a day.Can using my inhaler too much harm the baby or me?

Yes: You need to see your obstetrician right away or go to urgent care or emergency room. If you are using your inhaler that much, then you need a steroid to be added to your daily regimen so that you don't run the risk of a full blown asthma attack which can harm you or the baby. Definitely call doctor today or if you're having any shortness of breath, go to emergency room today. Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Proventil (Definition)

Proventil is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of ...Read more