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Doctor insights on: Rescue And Preventive Inhalers

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more


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Is there an inhaler that could prevent anaphylaxis?

Is there an inhaler that could prevent anaphylaxis?

No: Injectable Epinephrine remains the standard of care for treatment of anaphylaxis. In the past an inhaled Epinephrine was under development but never made it to market. ...Read more

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Would inhalers such as Ventolin be able to prevent asthma attacks on their own if taken slightly in advance?

Would inhalers such as Ventolin be able to prevent asthma attacks on their own if taken slightly in advance?

It could: For exercise induced asthma using an inhaler like Ventolin (Albuterol) 15 -20 minutes before strenuous exercise or sports participation would help. For other asthma causes it is not as helpful a preventative measure. You indicate Reflux as one of your conditions - this could trigger wheezing and would need to be controlled. Speak with your physician about your options for preventative measures. ...Read more

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I have mild excerise induced only asthma. I take prevent inhaler anyway. Will I suffocate and die in my sleep? I only get symptom when excerise but ??

I have mild excerise induced only asthma. I take prevent inhaler anyway. Will I suffocate and die in my sleep? I only get symptom when excerise but ??

I never consider it: I have had the same thing since long before it had a label. People who begin to develop respiratory distress will wake by reflex to begin using accessory muscles to get more air. This idea is not worth much thought. ...Read more

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When I use a steroid inhaler i always get very bad thrush it does not matter how well i rinse. Is there any to prevent this?

When I use a steroid inhaler i always get very bad  thrush it does not matter how well i rinse. Is there any to prevent this?

Generally, Yes: You need to let your physcian or dentist know about this. They can prescribe either a mouth rinse or pills that can help prevent or reduce the symptoms of thrush. Thrush is known as candidiasis and is caused by an organism that we all have in our intestinal tract to aid in digestion. Many medications can cause Candida Albicans to get out of balance and the medications help set things right. ...Read more

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5 yr old prescribed a steroid inhaler to prevent ashtma, can it cause sleep disruption, mood swings, dependance, or shaking? Hasn't started taking it.

5 yr old prescribed a steroid inhaler to prevent ashtma, can it cause sleep disruption, mood swings, dependance, or shaking? Hasn't started taking it.

Take as prescribed: As the steroid is being inhaled and working directly in the lungs,systemic side-effects are rare.Inhaled steroids have not been associated with sleep disruption, dependence or shaking.There are case reports of aggression or agitation after use but again,very rare.If the dose is given appropriately (use aerochamber) and then have the child brush their teeth or rinse out their mouth to avoid thrush ...Read more

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Asthma...I take both preventive and rescue inhaler but my asthma not under control..I know it's not good to take ventolin a lot but I do..6 Times aday?

Asthma...I take both preventive and rescue inhaler but my asthma not under control..I know it's not good to take ventolin a lot but I do..6 Times aday?

Know your triggers: Asthma always has certain things (your "triggers") that cause the bronchospasm and inflammation of the lining of your airways. Common triggers are: exercise, various fumes, tobacco smoke, pets, cold air temp., air pollution, etc. You need to know what specifically triggers your asthma. Montelukast is a medicine often used to help control asthma due to various allergens. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which type of rescue inhalers and nebulizer medicine are there?

Which type of rescue inhalers and nebulizer medicine are there?

Rescue inhalers: They are all short acting bronchodilators such as albuterol, terbutaline, and xopenex (levalbuterol) among others. ...Read more

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Are dry powder inhalers ever appropriately used as rescue inhalers, or are MDIs the most appropriate choice?

Are dry powder inhalers ever appropriately used as rescue inhalers, or are MDIs the most appropriate choice?

Either one is ok: To use a medication as a rescue inhaler to treat asthma symptoms, the medication should be a fast-acting bronchodilator (whether it comes as a traditional metered-dose-inhaler or as a dry-powder-inhaler should not matter, as long as the patient has used the inhaler before, and did not get any problems such as side effects in the past). ...Read more