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Symbicort Affect Cardiomyopathy
See below: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a treatment of lung disease and some cardiomyopathies are due to lung problems, especially sleep apnea. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) may alleviate pulmonary symptoms and consequently alleviate the lung burden to the heart (in cardiomyopathies due to lung problems). But it usually requires also treatment such as weight loss and CPAP - positive pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: There are some chemotherapy medicines that carry a risk of cardiomyopathy. I don't know if you are asking if chemotherapy can cause cardiomyopathy or if chemotherapy can worsen cardiomyopathy in a patient who has cardiomyopathy already but either is possible. Discussion with your medical oncologist can allow you to have a detailed talk about the risks of any chemotherapy being planned. ...Read more
How can advair and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) increase the risk of asthma related death?
See below: Long acting beta agonists (labas) are not to be used for except in patients where their asthma has not been adequately controlled with an inhaled steroid. It increases the risk of death otherwise per reports. Why? There are many reasons which could include: mistaking using the med during an acute asthma attack, hypersensitivity to either of the drugs or milk products, cardiac arrhythmia, & other. ...Read more
Yes: Cipralex or Lexapro (escitalopram) is associated with dose depended qt interval prolongation and should not be used in those with cong. Long qt syndrome or known pre-existing qt interval prolongation or in combination with other medicines that prolong qt interval.It can precipitate malignant arrhythmia and sudden death! ...Read more
Will 500 mcg Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhaler effect a metacholine test significantly?
Yes: Yes it can, please consult with your PFT lab technician regarding the protocol at your lab. ...Read more
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: Should meds be stopped before a methacholine challenge? Yes. A methacholine challenge is used to diagnose asthma. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination medication with a long-acting beta agonist and a steroid. Long-acting beta agonists should be stopped prior to testing for accurate results. Speak with your doctor to find out exactly how long you need to be off prior to testing (usually 2 days). ...Read more
Uh-uh: "Cardiotonic steorids" are not used for CHF. Please name the specific drug. ...Read more
Smoking : Smoking adversely effects many parts of the body. The organs that are mostly effected are obviously the lungs. Damaging the lungs with smoking can cause pulmonary hypertension, having pulmonary atresia as an already existing problem the two can become exponentially worse and if severe can cause right heart failure. ...Read more
Complicated: I'm assuming you're referring to idiopathic or primary pulmonary hypertension? I don't think there has ever been a world wide study - most studies include a registry in their own country, so i don't think the answer to your question is known. There are genetic factors so the incidence may well be different in different races. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nebivolol: This drug can affect some people's sexual performance. ...Read more
It depends...: A concave chest, also known as a pectus deformity, can cause diminished lung function if severe. Usually however, a pectus deformity does not contribute to an asthma attack. It would be helpful to have lung function evaluated before and during an episode to know what the difference is and whether further evaluation by a chest wall surgeon should be pursued. ...Read more