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Rotadisk Inhaler (Overview)

Rotadisk inhaler is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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When I was younger I used an inhaler, I have not exercised in years and plan to do so now, should I get an inhaler?

When I was younger I used an inhaler, I have not exercised in years and plan to do so now, should I get an inhaler?

Yes: There is a version of asthma which is exercise induced, and as such it would be a good idea to have a rescue inhaler on hand just in case. Some exercisers with exercise induced asthma take a dose of pump prior to exercising as well to prevent symptoms in the first place. ...Read more

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Rotadisk Inhaler (Overview)

Rotadisk inhaler is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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In myself &others I know l locally here in south many drs prescribe ventolin inhalers first if that doesn't help enuf they go to steroid inhaler,why?

In myself &others I know l locally here in south many drs prescribe ventolin inhalers first if that doesn't help enuf they go to steroid inhaler,why?

Because: It sounds like you are referring to treating asthma or reactive airways disease. Ventolin - a beta agonist medication - helps relax the smooth muscle lining your airways and allows for improved airflow dynamics. For some people they have a limited response to this type of medicine and inhaled steroids(which have more side effects) can address airway inflammation which can also contribute. ...Read more

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What is the most effective brand of inhaler?

What is the most effective brand of inhaler?

Depends on you: The brands really don't make much difference. Some people respond better to one formulation than another, but there is no consistency from person to person. Some inhalers, like xopenex, (levalbuterol) are supposed to have fewer side effects because it is an isomer of albuterol (the most common rescue inhaler). ...Read more

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How does an inhaler work?

How does an inhaler work?

Different types: Some inhalers are designed for "rescue". They directly effect the bronchioles to dilate. Others are cortisone types which are "controllers" . They minimize your lungs reactions to whatever triggers the attack. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for an albuterol inhaler to kick in?

Albuterol: An albuterol inhaler is considered a rescue bronchodilator which means that bronchodialtion should begin in a matter of minutes. ...Read more

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Does dry salt inhaler work? Is it safe to use?

Does dry salt inhaler work? Is it safe to use?

Don't know: There are many positive anecdotes and testimonials, but unfortunately extremely little published data looking at effects of inhaling dry-salt. Dry salt inhalers are not used routinely in clinical practice, which is not to say there would be no benefit, but the effect--positive or negative--one achieves probably depends specifically on what lung disease you have. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is an advair inhaler really dangerous?

Is an advair inhaler really dangerous?

Useful : Adair is a very useful medication when prescribed correctly for asthma. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 10yo with mild asthma albuterol inhaler that expired 1 year ago?

Is it safe to give my 10yo with mild asthma albuterol inhaler that expired 1 year ago?

No, because:: It is important that you have constant access to asthma medication for your child, especially in preparation for when a child travels or misplaces an inhaler. If the only available inhaler is one that expired a year ago, you don't know how empty it is or how effective the medication inside is. Speak to your primary care provider asap and obtain new inhalers. ...Read more

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Will usage of an inhaler containing steroids for asthma for 4 months, cause any side effect for a child?

Will usage of an inhaler containing steroids for asthma for 4 months, cause any side effect for a child?

Unlikely: The most common side effect of inhaled steroids, especially over such a short period of time, would be oral thrush. Make sure your child rinses his mouth after using the inhaler to prevent this. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using advair inhalers?

What are the side effects of using advair inhalers?

Advair: Advair is a combined long-acting bronchial dilator and a steroid. When used alone, the former has been implicated in adverse side-effect on the heart. Fortunately, that does not happen when combined with the steroid. Its chronic use can cause mild growth stunting of about an inch during a child's growing years. Advair is an excellent inhalation medicine for the control of asthma. ...Read more

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3yr old daughter diagnosis with bronchitis but still has bad coughing fits for 5weeks on inhaler for last 2 weeks. Will this cause long term damage?

3yr old daughter  diagnosis with bronchitis  but still has bad coughing fits for 5weeks on inhaler for last 2 weeks. Will this cause long term damage?

Prob not bronchitis: This is probably not bronchitis. She probably has asthma type symptoms and may need better asthma management. Instead of just a quick relief inhaler, such as Albuterol, she may need an inhaled steroid inhaler to reduce swelling in the lungs. Singulair (montelukast) is also a good allergy/asthma prevention med that may help. See her doctor and find out what else should be done ...Read more

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Will an inhaler proair hfr interact with Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm?

Heart racing...: There is no direct interaction or contraindications, however, bromphed dm contains Pseudoephedrine and proair contains albuterol. Both are stimulants to the heart, so you may feel palpitations or your heart racing. At 22 this should not be a problem as long as you don't have any heart problems. ...Read more

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Currently using albuterol sulfate inhaler and taking loratadine (both prescribed). Any interaction concerns if i take Mucinex (guaifenesin) as well?

Currently using albuterol sulfate inhaler and taking loratadine (both prescribed).  Any interaction concerns if i take Mucinex (guaifenesin) as well?

Medications: You do not have to worry, you can take all 3, but if your using Mucinex (guaifenesin) to treat mucus from asthma you need to see an allergist, get tested to determine your triggers and control your asthma better. ...Read more

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Given inhaler for bronchitis and I used it wrong,should I try it again? I didn't hold it in long enough.afraid of overdose.

Given inhaler for bronchitis and I used it wrong,should I try it again? I didn't hold it in long enough.afraid of overdose.

OK to try again: You aren't going to overdose by holding your breath too long. Remember with inhalers each "activation" of the inhaler only administers a very specific amount of medication. Holding your breath during administration does allow for optimal dosing but wont' lead to overdosing. But you should use it only as directed by your doctor. ...Read more

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How many times a day should I use my inhaler?

Different inhalers: Steroid inhalers, inhalers with long acting broncholdilators (salmetrol) are different. ...Read more

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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