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Up in the Air: There are not sufficient data one way or the other to say specifically that advair won't harm your baby. As a general rule, inhaled medications are somewhat safer than pills or liquids because the levels in the blood are not as high for inhaled medications. Your doctor can help determine if your lung disease severity outweighs the potential risk to your baby. ...Read more
Asthma pregnancy: Absolutely yes. It's very important that asthma be treated adequately during pregnancy. If you don't get adequate oxygen in your lungs, the baby won't get adequate oxygen through the placenta. Talk to your OB doctor about the importance of treating asthma during pregnancy. They will reassure you to make sure you're taking your medications to prevent a severe asthma flare that may harm the baby. ...Read more
Can taking ferrous gluconate (elemental iron) and fluticasone propionate (flovent hfa inhaler) simultaneously be harmful?
Not much: You shouldn't get many side effects from Nasonex (mometasone) (an intranasal steroid) when you're using it correctly. Should be sprayed so that it stays in the nose. If it gets into the throat, you can get mild forms of the side effects of oral steroids- weight gain, mood instability, changes in energy level, etc. If you think you're getting side effects, go back to the doc who prescribed it to talk it over. ...Read more
Currently using albuterol sulfate inhaler and taking loratadine (both prescribed). Any interaction concerns if i take Mucinex (guaifenesin) as well?
Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) when you're already taking prednisone, ventolin, hydroxyz, atrovent, flovent, and fluticasone propionate? Would it work?
Yes: The Claritin (loratadine) fills a nitch that is not fully addressed by the other medications you list and should be compadible with all of them.It will work as an antihistamine.Whether you can detect an improvement in symptoms given the other things you are treating is hard to say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: There are varying ideas on this subject. Check with your ob/gyn to makea sure you do not have any other conditions which may be adversely affected by the albuterol. Often, the consequences of a serious asthma attack are more problematic than the albuterol itself. Either way, do nothing until you check with your physician. ...Read more
Yes to the first two: antihistamines like rupatadine are often combined with leukotriene inhibitors such as singular to help control allergies. Clarithromycin , an antibiotic in the same class as erythromycin can sometimes be tricky with antihistamines , as occasionally heart rhythm disturbances can occur . It also can cause nausea ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The combination help: Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung. Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more
Yes: You can , but what preparation: inhaled / nasal? ...Read more