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Ventolin Hfa Medication
Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine. It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more
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
Accidentally put Ventolin (HFA) in washing machine. Immediately stopped, and it still seems to spray like normal. Is it safe to use?
It should be OK: Your best approach is to contact the manufacturer GalxoSmithKline. ...Read more
What would cause red cheeks on face? Not itchy nor any other symptoms. Would singular or ventolin hfa cause it? What will help reduce redness?
Red cheeks can have: Many causes: acne; rosacea; dry skin; lupus; irritation from skin care products, polycythemia, etc. Both singulair (montelukast) & ventolin can cause facial redness as part of an allergic reaction (swelling of face, lips, throat) which should prompt u to seek medical help immediately. Singulair (montelukast) can also cause a rash. Suggest see fp for exam & treatment if required. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me Ventolin HFA for severe/acute chest congestion. Is it any good? Will it be beneficial? The congestion is pretty severe…
Might: This might help open up the airways and hence allow you to clear congestion and breathe a bit better. ...Read more
My 2.5 yr old son is wheezing. Dr has prescribed Ventolin HFA 108. (90base). Is that too aggressive. Will it increase his chances of getting asthma?
No/no: This is a standard treatment for symptomatic wheezing.I hope you were instructed in use of a spacer as it is hard for a 2.5 yo to get the benefit of an inhaler without one. Just squirting it in would be a waste. If you are born with asthma genes you will eventually get it. You don't get it from treating wheezing. Most wheezing in kids (70%) is infection related and quits recurring by school age. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with allergy asthma. I was put on montelukast and ventolin hfa. What does "inhale 1 puff bid" mean?
1 puff twice a day: Bid means twice a day.Get a more detailed answer ›
Patient has been on Coreg and was just prescribed ventolin hfa on an as needed basis. Is this combination okay? This is the only beta agonist the patient is on and I know that Coreg can cause shortness of breath and maybe even asthma, which is why I think
Complicated decision: Consider using HealthTap Prime to flesh out these answers. Coreg (carvedilol) can cause shortness of breath, but it is an important medication in the treatment of high blood pressure & heart failure. Ventolin can counteract some of its (side) effects. Coreg (carvedilol) generally spares the lungs, but that isn't true for all people (some react to it differently than expected). There may be alternatives - talk to a doctor. ...Read more
Albuterol: Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine. It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used due to side effects. ...Read more
Hi doc. I have asthma and I take ventolin and many medications but always have shortness of breath what can help better than inhaler. Thank u?
See an allergist: Shortness of breath despite multiple asthma medications means one of three things : 1) you're being over treated (using long -acting bronchodilators when you don't really need them can actually cause shortness of breath); 2) this isn't really asthma ; 3) your asthma is very difficult to treat. At your age, all three of these are possible. You need an allergist, not the internet, to sort this out. ...Read more