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Can i die from ventolin overdose?

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

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 there natural way to deal with ventolin overdose?

Stop using it: Just stop using it. You will naturally return to normal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ventolin overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Ventolin overdose?

Overstimulation: ventolin is a rescue inhaler used in asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions. It stimulates certain nerves in the body and can cause hypertension, excitability, agitation, and other symptoms of over-stimulation. using ventolin as prescribed and not too often should not cause any problems. If you are using this and have the symptoms described, contact your physician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ventolin overdose?

What is the treatment for ventolin overdose?

Add other meds: Ventolin is a bronchodilators known as beta 2 receptor agonists. Ventolin bronchial tube muscles to relax opening the airways. If the medicine is used alone, the inflammation in the airways is not reduced and symptoms persist. Stepwise asthma treatment-consider adding other meds such as steroid inhalers to reduce inflammation for relief reducing amount of ventolin needed and maintaining control. ...Read more

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Is taking a ventolin puffer once an hour overdosing for an adult?

No, add other meds: Ventolin is a bronchodilators known as beta 2 receptor agonists. Ventolin works on the smooth muscle receptors of the bronchial tube to cause the muscles to relax opening the airways. If the medicine is used alone, the inflammation in the airways is not reduced and symptoms persist. Stepwise asthma treatment-consider adding other meds such as steroid inhalers to reduce inflammation for relief. ...Read more

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I want ask u about asthma in children 12months here docto gave him inhaler of ventolin 3times aday.It's not good to take it 3 times aday?

I want ask u about asthma in children 12months here docto gave him inhaler of ventolin 3times aday.It's not good to take it 3 times aday?

Asthma: Ventolin inhaler can be used in young children via an airochamper with mask or albuterol solution by nebulizer every 4 hours as needed, other meds are available depending on the severity of his asthma, make sure he is not exposed to passive smoking, or any triggers in her environment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ventolin?

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What are the side effects of ventolin?

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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How do you take proventil (albuterol) and ventolin?

See Below: Proventil and ventolin are both names for albuterol which is commonly used for bronchospasm seen in asthma and copd. They come in both inhaler and solution (nebulized) forms. 2 inhaled puffs from inhaler or one nebulized solution vial (depending on age and strength) are commonly recommended to be used every 4-6 hours for cough, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Contact provider if not helping. ...Read more

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How do I know how much ventolin is too much for a 5yo?

Asthma: During asthma flare up- usually 2 inhalations 4 times a day with an aerochamber should be enough. If more dose needed then an steroid inhaler needs to be added to reduce the need of ventolin. ...Read more

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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

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Can pro-air inhaler works just as good as the ventolin inhaler?

Yes: They are both albuterol and both have a dose counter. Ventolin sprays out harder and colder, while pro-air is softer and warmer. This may make it seem like it's not as effective, but it is. Use whichever one is cheaper on your insurance plan. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I take 2 puffsof ventolin before my 2(two puffs) of advair morning and night?

Advair and Ventolin: Yes it is alright if it helps you, it will increse the penetration of long actind broncodilater and inhaled steroid as well.
There is no harm as ventolin is only short acting. ...Read more

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May ventolin be taken together with a beta blocker? What are the consequences if i already take both of them together?

Asthma?: Most beta blockers work 12-24 hours but if you have asthma then you should be avoiding beta blockers if you can or have your doctor measure your lung via puulmonary function test if it affects you. Recent data still shows that it can exacerbate asthmatic attacks but if you have tolerated it for a long time then your md will weight the risk and benefit. ...Read more

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I used primeatene mist. Now ventolin. I'm now using the new med 3 to 4 times a day vs 1x a week before. Can the new med be causing more attacks?

Probably NOT: Primatene-mist is an Adrenalin (epinephrine) short-acting 'rescue' inhaler. Ventolin (albuterol) is another short-acting inhaler but is more selective on the bronchioles in the lungs. Most pulmonologists agree ventolin (albuterol) is a better medication for your asthma because of 'this selectivity'. So, now if you need ventolin more often , your asthma is 'out of control' --time to get help. ...Read more

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I was wondering is albuterol/ventolin a rescue inhaler?

Yes: Ventolin, proventil, and proair are all brand name rescue inhalers that contain albuterol. They are generally used every 4 hours for wheezing or shortness of breath from asthma and copd, or 15-30 minutes prior to exercise for patients with exercise-induced asthma. ...Read more

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Flovent, ventolin side effects?

Flovent, ventolin side effects?

Various : Flovent- changes in your voice and yeast infections of the mouth called thrush. Ventolin is albuterol and causes fast heart rate and tremor. ...Read more

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What could happen if someone without asthma used a ventolin inhaler?

What could happen if someone without asthma used a ventolin inhaler?

No concerns: You probably wouldn't get any benefit from it (it works by opening up closed down airways in asthmatics so if your airways aren't constricted it wouldn't do much) but it wouldn't harm you either. You could get some short lived rapid heart beat but it shouldn't cause any harm. We give it to people during breathing tests all the time to see if they respond which would indicate they have asthma. ...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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Is it okay to use Ventolin everyday?

Yes, but it would: be sensible to make an appointment with your health care provider and see if additional long term management/therapy could reduce your need for acute interventions. ...Read more

Ventolin Overdose (Definition)

ventolin is a rescue inhaler used in asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions. It stimulates certain nerves in the body and can cause hypertension, excitability, agitation, and other symptoms of over-stimulation. using ventolin as prescribed and not too often should not cause any problems. If you are using this and have the symptoms ...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