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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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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