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What's the difference between ventolin hfa and ventolin?

What's the difference between ventolin hfa and ventolin?

The additives: It is the same medicine in each. The difference is in the propellants added so the medication comes out in a mist. The hfa is supposed to be a bit safer for the environment, but both should work equally as well on your asthma symptoms as rescue inhalers. ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

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


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Is taking both alcohol and ventolin hfa together safe?

Is taking both alcohol and ventolin hfa together safe?

No interactions were: Noted using the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. However, that is not a guarantee that it could not occur. ...Read more

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Does ventolin hfa cause depression?

Does ventolin hfa cause depression?

Perhaps: These inhalers can induce anxiety at times and can also induce depression at times as a side effect of the receptors that ventolin affects when taken. ...Read more

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Can I take albuterol ventolin hfa while pregnant?

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

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Hi docs, do you think it's bad to drink while on ventolin hfa inhaler?

Hi docs, do you think it's bad to drink while on ventolin hfa inhaler?

No it is not: Drinking alcohol will neither effect the effectiveness of your inhaler or give you any side effects
But be careful and drink in moderation ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it safe to take ventolin hfa while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take ventolin hfa while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: It is important to control asthma during a pregnancy. About 1/3 of moms worsen, 1/3 remain stable, and 1/3 improve during pregnancy. Talk to your OB and your asthma doctor and make sure they're working together for your care. ...Read more

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Take ventolin hfa for asthma. What does inhale 1 puff q4-6 hours prn wheezing mean?

Sig: It means take 1 puff every 4 to 6 hours as needed for wheezing, (but it should be 1 to 2 puffs), . ...Read more

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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?

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

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Do you know anything about heart palpitations and the use of flovent hfa or ventolin hfa?

Do you know anything about heart palpitations and the use of flovent hfa or ventolin hfa?

Possibly related: These medications for asthma are used to dilate the airways. The can also, especially if used in higher doses, trigger palpitations in susceptible persons. The pathways that dilate the bronchial openings (known as beta pathways) can also act to excite the heart. ...Read more

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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

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Please describe the medication: ventolin?

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

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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?

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

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Ventolin having little effect?

Ventolin having little effect?

Emergency: If your inhaler is "not working" you may need emergent care. If anxious get to an er. If this is a general observation, your doc can test you with pft equipment, in their office. ...Read more

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Can you suffer withdrawls from ventolin?

Perhaps: One can have a withdrawal reaction from no longer taking any medication one used to take. This is the reason why when stopping an inhaler one might want to discuss it with the doctor to prescribed a reduced tapering regimen. ...Read more

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What is the expiration time of ventolin nebule?

What is the expiration time of ventolin nebule?

Ventolin nebule: "As packaged for sale, 3 years. After opening outer foil packaging, 3 months. Once Nebule is opened, use immediately" (http://www. Medicines. Ie/medicine/2032/SPC/Ventolin+Nebules+2.5+mg+++2.5+ml/#SHELF_LIFE) ...Read more

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Can I die from ventolin overdose?

Yes, an overdose of: Ventolin can be lethal. Are you having thoughts of overdosing on ventolin? I you are please get help now. Have a friend or relative drive you to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if needed. With help comes hope. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ventolin?

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Ventolin: Shakiness hands & feet, Fast irregular pounding heart beats, rarely cough & shortness of breath & Rash & Red skin & Swelling of mouth and throat, Wheezing, Blurred vision, Confusion, Cramps, Headaches, Sweating, Vomiting, Irritability & Sleep changes. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to ventolin?

Are there any side effects to ventolin?

See below: Manly cardiac increased heart rate perhaps risk of heart attack or cardiac arrythmia. ...Read more

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When to use ventolin nebules for my son?

When to use ventolin nebules for my son?

Asthma Action Plan:: Ask your doctor to work out an action plan for asthma management - it depends on severity.

Here is a template:

http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/public/lung/asthma/asthma_actplan. Pdf. ...Read more

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Is ventolin safe for a 5 months old baby?

Ventolin: Ventoin is albuterol
It is safe for a 5 month old. It has some side effects but overall safe ...Read more

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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more