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Qvar And Albuterol
Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?
Unknown: Longer term studies show that both drugs are quick acting and relieve acute dyspnea/shortness of breath. It appears unlikely that either drug affects the natural history of asthma/copd. Longer acting drugs called maintenance inhalers are associated with significant decreases in exacerbation (flares) of these diseases and may affect lung function longer term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Which inhaler is a rescue inhaler, xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa or dulera? Already used xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa and did not get full relief
Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?
Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains formoterol as the long-acting bronchodilator, and that works faster than the salmeterol in advair. Both come in different strengths as well. Try both and consider what each costs on your plan and the side effects you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can dulera and Advair be used together for emphysema or dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?
Does asthma inhaler symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and haldol, olanzapine interact with each other?
Pharmacist can check: I don't believe the combined use of those 3 medications are contraindicated. I would discuss it with either the prescribing physician and/or pharmacist. ...Read more
Yes: A scenario where one may be needing to take Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and ventolin around the same time would be during some type of asthma/copd exacerbation. Remember though, Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) has a long acting form of albuterol (the active ingredient in ventolin). So normally, one would not need to take them both at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really.: I'll presume you're talking about acute bronchitis, which is a very different entity from chronic bronchitis, which is a form of chronic lung disease. For acute form, an inhaler combination of steroid and bronchodilator generally has no role. In copd, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, it may be useful. ...Read more
The combination help: Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung. Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more
Asthma controllers: Both are used as medications that control the underlying inflammation of asthma. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) also contains a long-acting bronchodilator that provides immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Cromolyn does not do this. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is much more effective. Cromolyn is a bit safer. The difference is moot. Cromolyn (intal) is no longer available on the american market. ...Read more
Both-read why: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination inhaler containing an steroid (for inflammation) and long acting bronchodilator. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is used every day to control and prevent asthma. In contrast, albuterol is for quick relief and only used as needed. This is a good combination for patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma. An allergist can assist in further explanation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is duoneb breathing trmt safe to use in asthma flares when I'm taking prednisone and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5?
Stop Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): If you are taking oral predinsone, no need for symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). The easy solution will be to take oral prednisone and albuterol nebulizer treatment . Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) may be stopped for now till you are done with oral prednisone. If you are getting worst please seek immediate help in ED or urgent care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor 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. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more