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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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I starting taking albuterol. I feel weird. Is this normal?

I starting taking albuterol. I feel weird. Is this normal?

Albuterol: Yes, you may feel palpitations, nervousness, tremor, nausea etc. But over the time you will be ok. ...Read more

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Can albuterol sulfate kill you?

Can albuterol sulfate kill you?

Yes - an overdose: Could be fatal. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What are albuterol side effects?

Jitters: Usually, it can make your heart beat faster (often not noticed if having problems breathing), cause temporary jitters/tremors, and make you feel a little anxious. Other symptoms would be less common. ...Read more

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Can albuterol worsen the whezzing?

Potentially yes: Any inhaled medication can potentially cause bronchospasm in susceptible individuals. It is difficult to predict who is susceptible until the product is tried. ...Read more

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Why would albuterol cause anxiety?

Why would albuterol cause anxiety?

Albuterol: A side effect from albuterol therapy can be anxiety because drugs in this class increase the heart rate, increase the blood pressure and these two symptoms can cause anxiety when the patient is not accustomed to this change in vital signs. ...Read more

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Is albuterol for a neubilizer good?

Is albuterol for a neubilizer good?

Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing. It can also speed up the heart rate because of its beta receptor effects. It has no steroidal activity. However, both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. Albuterol is used by asthmatics both in inhaler and nebulizer form. ...Read more

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Physical side effects of albuterol?

Side effects albuter: Palpitation lasting for fewminutes, nervousness, tremors, irritability. With inhalers you may get throat irritation, headache and vomiting. Sometimes dry mouth and padoxial bronchospasm
most of the time the side effects are mild and short lived. ...Read more

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Will albuterol help relive the mucous?

Will albuterol help relive the mucous?

May help: To bring up the mucous in your lungs, but doesn't stop mucous production. Albuterol is a bronchodilator, meaning it helps to open up your airways so that you can breathe easier -and it also makes it easier to cough up any mucous that is in your airway, so in that sense it will help relieve you of your mucous! If the mucous is caused by allergies or bacterial infection you may need other meds too! ...Read more

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Help! What is albuterol and side effects?

Help! What is albuterol and side effects?

Bronchodilator: Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs, it is used for treatment of asthma along with anti inflammatory. Side effects allergic reaction which is rare but reported causes swelling of the face, hives, difficulty in breathing. Other side effects are tremors, nervousness., seizures, worsening of bronchi spasm, pounding heart beat, low pottasium. ...Read more

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How can I stop using advair and albuterol?

How can I stop using advair and albuterol?

Cure your asthma: Stop doing things that are hurting your lungs like smoking or living with people who smoke. Marijuana & tobacco are both bad for your lungs. Add omega-3 & vitamin d to your diet. See an allergist to find other causes for asthma. Allergy shots (immunotherapy), work to mature your immune system sharing concepts with homeopathy. Time-consuming but often curative. Just don't suddenly quit your meds. ...Read more

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What are the tests for albuterol overdose?

What are the tests for albuterol overdose?

See below: Vital signs ekg chest x ray blood work to eval pulmonary function and acid base eval for prob with lung function IV fluids. ...Read more

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Can an albuterol sulfate overdose kill you?

Can an albuterol sulfate overdose kill you?

Yes: Albuterol overdose could be fatal. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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How much albuterol can I give my 18 month old?

How much albuterol can I give my 18 month old?

Doctor's Orders: Please do not rely upon our advice here about this. This baby's physician would have a prescription and dosing schedule that you should follow. Please do not give medication to a child without a physician's recommendation. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of albuterol last?

Short: These are short acting drugs with low half lives (ie the time it takes to clear the drug from the body). It would be rare to have symptoms that persist longer than six hours after dosing the albuterol. ...Read more

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Are little kids able to use albuterol inhalers?

Are little kids able to use albuterol inhalers?

Yes: It is actually more efficient for them to use an inhaler. Although, they should use an aerochamber, spacer, with the inhaler. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of withdrawl from albuterol?

No withdrawal: Albuterol can have side effects and desired therapeutic effects. Discontinuing will result in the absence of the both, not a separate withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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Which has more side effects albuterol vs albuterol?

Albuterol: These are the same drug. Levoalbuterol may have less side effects (also called xopenex), but for most people is the same. ...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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Proventil (Definition)

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