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Doctor insights on: Qvar And Albuterol

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Could qvar and albuterol be used together?

Could qvar and albuterol be used together?

Yes: Qvar is an inhaled steroid that should be used on a regular basis. Albuterol is used as needed to give quick relief of symptoms. It is fine to use these two medications together.

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Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine. It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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4yr old taking Qvar and Albuterol for asthma. Can these medications increase heart rate and cause PVC's?

4yr old taking Qvar and Albuterol for asthma. Can these medications increase heart rate and cause PVC's?

Asthma: The Albuterol can increase your heart rate for a short time frame, not a prolonged period. Some people naturally have PVCs which might have nothing to do with the Albuterol. The QVar shouldn't be causing any of these symptoms.

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Is qvar similar to albuterol?

Is qvar similar to albuterol?

Different: Qvar is an inhaled steroid (beclomethasone) and is designed for regular use to prevent asthma. Albuterol is a quick relief short acting bronchodilator designed to be used "as needed" for acute asthma symptoms. They can be used together.

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Do I continue using qvar and montekulast while using nebulized albuterol sulfate?

Please continue: Using Qvar and montelukast, those are your routine maintenance medications that you need to take whether you're symptomatic or not. The albuterol is a short acting broncho dilator, works better during an asthma flare or before strenuous activity, keep the follow up with your doctor / asthma specialist, wish you wellness

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My 2 yr. Old was given two types of inhalers. Qvar is needed twice daily and he also has Albuterol. Should the Albuterol be used daily too?

My 2 yr. Old was given two types of inhalers. Qvar is needed twice daily and he also has Albuterol. Should the Albuterol be used daily too?

Only as needed: Think of Qvar as your twice a day preventive. Taking it today will help prevent an asthma attack in a month from now. It is a steroid that gradually heals the lungs, but it takes a while to "kick in" The albuterol is your "emergency medicine" to be used in an attack. Ideally, the Qvar will prevent you from needing the albuterol! Be sure and go over your "asthma action plan" at next visit!

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Can I use an albuterol and qvar inhaler and then drink alcohol?

Can I use an albuterol and qvar inhaler and then drink alcohol?

Depends: No real "Contraindication" but immediate use of alcohol with any medicine is NOT WISE! You can have a reasonable amount of alcohol in between doses of your medications. Hope this Helps Dr Z

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4 yr old coughing for 7 wks. Diagnosed with asthma. Did 10 day steroid, albuterol evry 4 hrs, 7 day amox & qvar inhaler. Still coughing. Wat now? Answers?

4 yr old coughing for 7 wks. Diagnosed with asthma. Did 10 day steroid, albuterol evry 4 hrs, 7 day amox & qvar inhaler. Still coughing. Wat now? Answers?

See allergist: After 7 weeks, it is time for you to bring the child to an allergy specialist who can help you in finding out the cause for the cough which may well not be asthma given the lack of response to the anti-asthma drugs including oral steroid. I would consider getting a chest x-ray also to rule out aspiration.

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Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Yes: Anxiety and attention deficits can be side effects of albuterol and frequent albuterol usage is a sign of uncontrolled asthma which can also give you the above symptoms. Get yourself checked!

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Cough 3X weeks with ABX x 10 days, albuterol and qvar. Fatigued and cranky. See ped ASAP? Or other dr? Not croup or whooping. Not much wheezing.

Cough 3X weeks with ABX x 10 days, albuterol and qvar. Fatigued and cranky. See ped ASAP? Or other dr? Not croup or whooping. Not much wheezing.

See primary: None of this sounds good. The patient, who seems to be a 5 year old male with asthma and CP, is obviously still fairly ill or under the weather. After 10 days antibiotics and appropriate asthma treatment, I'd expect the cough to be much better and the child to be perking up, not fatigued. See his doc. He likely needs a chest X-ray and a thorough exam to rule out refractory pneumonia or worse.

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Can qvar and abuterol be used together?

Can qvar and abuterol be used together?

Yes: They are used for different reasons. Albuterol is a fast-acting rescue medication to relax airway smooth muscle and relieve symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath. Whereas Qvar is a daily maintenance medication for asthma to treat underlying airway inflammation and mucus. They can be taken at the same time without interactions.

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How can I get off of having to take albuteral daily, when qvar does not work well for me?

How can I get off of having to take albuteral daily, when qvar does not work well for me?

Poor asthma control: If you need albuterol daily, your asthma isn't adequately controlled and you need to be followed closely by a doctor competent in managing asthma. You do need daily maintenance medication, but it's possible Qvar isn't the right one or that you're not using it correctly. You may have environmental triggers that need addressing and may need more than one medication. Bottom line: see your doctor!

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What's the difference in ventolin& qvar? R steroids better? Ventolin helps me a good bit but nothing to brag about

Depends: Ventolin and Qvar working via different mechanisms. Ventolin exerts its effect by dilating your airways and Qvar is a steroid and works by reducing inflammation. Depending on the cause and timing of your symptoms, either medicine can be helpful. Generally, ventolin is appropriate when you have intermittent bouts of shortness of breath. Qvar usually is better at preventing episodic dyspnea.

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If my child is wheezing can I give an abuterol treatment, and the give the qvar since it is twice a day it is prescibed?

If my child is wheezing can I give an abuterol treatment, and the give the qvar since it is twice a day it is prescibed?

Yes, in general: Some asthma specialists recommend increasing the inhaled steroid (qvar in this case) in the setting of an asthma exacerbation. However, if you have not been given an "asthma action plan" that specifically gives a course of action for times like these, then call the physician. There are variables that need to be accounted for to determine the best next step.

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I take 2puffs of qvar 2times a day. I have ashma. Why do I still get wheezing, and mild shortness of breath everyday? I take 2puffs albuteral a day.

Med not working: For a 16 year old male with well-documented bronchial asthma, use of a rescue inhaler, like albuterol, more than 2-3 times weekly indicates poor asthma control. If Qvar is not helping with the wheezing, coughing attacks, and mild shortness of breath, request that you be tried on something else.

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using qvar, ventolin and pred to control wheezing and coughing. Doc weaning me off pred and prescribed Dulera, (formoterol and mometasone) afraid of side effects, should I use?

using qvar, ventolin and pred to control wheezing and coughing. Doc weaning me off pred and prescribed Dulera, (formoterol and mometasone) afraid of side effects, should I use?

Mgt: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) compared with oral prednisone has fewer serious side effects. I would suggest having an EKG 12 lead and avoiding caffeine while using Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). If you notice any side effects, it is important to see your PCP.

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On Qvar 50mg, ventolin, prednisolone for asthma flare up. I got switched to Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) from Qvar y'day &I'm drowsy. Is this normal? HR is 102/min laying

On Qvar 50mg, ventolin, prednisolone for asthma flare up. I got switched to Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) from Qvar y'day &I'm drowsy. Is this normal? HR is 102/min laying

Asthma flare: Neither the Qvar nor the Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) would cause drowsiness, low oxygen from asthma flare or may be low blood pressure may be the cause. Stay calm, don't move a lot till you settle, take your rescue medicine and call your doctor or go to ER, goodluck

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My allergist diagnosed me with reactive airway disease. He then put me on qvar, zyrtec (cetirizine) and ventolin. I''m kinda confused about the diagnoses...?

Qvar and Ventolin: Qvar is an inhaled corticosteroid and decreases inflammation in your bronchial tubes. It is called a controller, because it decreases the frequency of attacks. Ventolin is a bronchodilator and is used to relieve chest tightness or coughing right away, so it is called a rescue medication. Zyrtec is an antihistamine and is used for nasal itch, sneeze and running. You haven't described your symptoms.

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Please describe the medication: albuterol?

Please describe the medication: albuterol?

Bronchodilator: 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 as a oral liquid.

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