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Vaponefrin Lung Agent
My albuterol inhalation aerosol (warwick pharmaceuticals) helps me, but i've been switched to albuterol sulfate (pro air) which has less benefit, why?
Sensations or dose: The standard dose for a puff of albuterol is 90 micrograms, so any of the preparations should be the same in effect. Recently, the gas that pushes the medicine out of the inhaler, called the propellant, was changed. Some people feel that the new propellant (called hfa) is not as strong as what was used before. If the dose and propellant are the same, it is likely to be your sensation of effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?
Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different doses of prednisone for 1yr. Now on 40mg-asthma, respiratory infection. taking symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) nebulizer,rescue inhaler.BP is high. is it meds?
Possibly: I am very concerned that you have been on prednisone for a year for asthma. That is not good at all. I think you need to step up your preventive asthma therapy, adding in other preventives to your inhaled steroid, among other things. See a specialist for this asap. Yes, the elevated BP may be steroid related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Classic case DM w/ ILD, after inhalation of polyurethane and concrete dust. Question: Can these inhaled substances be cleared from lungs/ body? How?
?: I am not aware of any methods to remove. ...Read more
Removed from market: There are currently no over the counter asthma inhalers in the us. The manufacturers of primatine are petitioning the fda to keep it available. No actions as of yet. Available prescription rescue inhalers more specific with fewer side effects. Recently a new otc inhaler has been released. It is called asthmanefrin. I recommend you speak with your physician before starting any medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?
Unknown: Longer term studies show that both drugs are quick acting and relieve acute dyspnea/shortness of breath. It appears unlikely that either drug affects the natural history of asthma/copd. Longer acting drugs called maintenance inhalers are associated with significant decreases in exacerbation (flares) of these diseases and may affect lung function longer term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several companies: There are several manufacturers of Cisplatin in the United States and abroad. ...Read more
Is there a more powerful/effective, non-steriodal inhaler for allergic/extrinsic asthma, than ProAir HFA?
Levalbuterol: Proair HFA contains a medication called albuterol. Other rescue inhalers such Proventil and ventolin also have the same medication. Xopenex HFA (is another rescue inhaler is which used for asthma and more effective in some patients levalbuterol. If a quick acting inhaler is not working, this may be a sign that you may need inhaled steroids. It is very important to followup with your doctor. ...Read more
Ent prescribed oral liquid budesonide, levaquin (levofloxacin) and a chelating agent to add to my neil med rinse. What does the chelating agent do?
Should an n95 mask block nebulized medication particles? [specifically tobramycin neb via lc star- yes, pulmonology question]
Interesting question: ...and certainly inhaled particulate can deposit in the lungs, but keep in mind your lungs are moist and at body temperature (not room temperature) relative to whether what/how much you've dissolved in your "steam" precipitates out. ...Read more
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
Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?
Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains formoterol as the long-acting bronchodilator, and that works faster than the salmeterol in advair. Both come in different strengths as well. Try both and consider what each costs on your plan and the side effects you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Iressa (gefitinib): Iressa (gefitinib) is beneficial for " treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer after failure of both platinum-based and docetaxel chemotherapies " See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=827d60e8-7e07-41b7-c28b-49ef1c4a5a41 ...Read more
Is combivair 200 (budesonide + formoterol fumarate) only for Asthma or has other uses such as chronic cough control as well?
Also used for COPD: The combination of budesonide and formoterol (known as Symbicort in the US) is a medication that is used for asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). While COPD patients often suffer from chronic cough, combivair/Symbicort are not approved for and do not treat chronic cough itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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