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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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Does the ventolin inhaler contain steroids?

Does the ventolin inhaler contain steroids?

No: Ventolin does not contain steroids. Its active ingredient is albuterol which is a stimulant (beta 2 agonist). ...Read more

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What's the difference in ventolin& qvar? R steroids better? Ventolin helps me a good bit but nothing to brag about

What's the difference in ventolin& qvar? R steroids better? Ventolin helps me a good bit but nothing to brag about

Depends: Ventolin and Qvar working via different mechanisms. Ventolin exerts its effect by dilating your airways and Qvar is a steroid and works by reducing inflammation. Depending on the cause and timing of your symptoms, either medicine can be helpful. Generally, ventolin is appropriate when you have intermittent bouts of shortness of breath. Qvar usually is better at preventing episodic dyspnea. ...Read more

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What to do with asthma that does not responds to ventolin antihistamine antibiotic and steroids?

What to do with asthma that does not responds to ventolin antihistamine antibiotic and steroids?

Several options: You did not mention some of the most valuable medications used to treat asthma. Antihistamines and antibiotics are not helpful in asthma. You need controlling medications, laba, lama, ICS or a combination. ...Read more

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In myself &others I know l locally here in south many drs prescribe ventolin inhalers first if that doesn't help enuf they go to steroid inhaler, why?

Because: It sounds like you are referring to treating asthma or reactive airways disease. Ventolin - a beta agonist medication - helps relax the smooth muscle lining your airways and allows for improved airflow dynamics. For some people they have a limited response to this type of medicine and inhaled steroids (which have more side effects) can address airway inflammation which can also contribute. ...Read more

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Hi I've got a asthma and at the minute have a cold and sinus pains. My chest is becoming quite wheezy even though I'm taking both steroid and ventolin inhaler. My chest has also started to burn under the breast bone?

Hi I've got a asthma and at the minute have a cold and sinus pains. My chest is becoming quite wheezy even though I'm taking both steroid and ventolin inhaler. My chest has also started to burn under the breast bone?

Heartburn....: Hello,
Ventolin and corticosteroids are both recommended for acute attack of asthma, it will appear that at this time they are not enough to control the flare of your symptom.
The chest pain may be due to the effect of your oral steroid. It will be important to get a consult to sort through your symptoms and to better arrange your medications to control your flare.
take care! ...Read more

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Does albuterol have steroids in it?

Does albuterol have steroids in it?

No: Albuterol is a beta-agonist used to open constricted airways in asthma. Steroids may also be used to treat severe asthma. ...Read more

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Help please! Is albuterol a type of steroid?

Albuterol: No. Albuterol is not a steroid. Albuterol is in the class called beta adrenergic bronchodilators. There are a number of drugs available in this class used to treat asthma and copd. ...Read more

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Does the medicine albuterol for asthma have steroids?

Does the medicine albuterol for asthma have steroids?

Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing. It can also speed up the heart rate because of its beta receptor effects. It has no steroidal activity. However, both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. ...Read more

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Is it true that the medicine albuterol, used for treatment of asthma, contain steroids?

Is it true that the medicine albuterol, used for treatment of asthma, contain steroids?

No: Albuterol is a bronchodilator and not a steroid. It dilates bronchi (airways). Albuterol is typically used as needed for immediate relief of asthma symptoms.
Group of inhalers which contain steroid are used as "controller medication". Goal of controller medications is to reduce frequency of asthma symptoms, decrease flare ups and improve overall quality of life. ...Read more

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Good evening, I have been using my albuterol inhaler and steroid inhaler yet I am still wheezing 3-4 mins after. Is this common?

Need adjustment meds: Your asthma may not be in good control and you may need an adjustment in medication. You should speak with your primary care physician. You can also consult a physician her at Health Tap, online, to discus your asthma. ...Read more

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Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids. Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols, combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis.?

Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids. Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols, combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis.?

See below: I would recommend discussing this with your pulmonologist or if you need a second opinion, find someone on here that has a UT license and discuss it with them. It's possible you aren't on the right medication or maybe have a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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4 yr old coughing for 7 wks. Diagnosed with asthma. Did 10 day steroid, albuterol evry 4 hrs, 7 day amox & qvar inhaler. Still coughing. Wat now? Answers?

4 yr old coughing for 7 wks. Diagnosed with asthma. Did 10 day steroid, albuterol evry 4 hrs, 7 day amox & qvar inhaler. Still coughing. Wat now? Answers?

See allergist: After 7 weeks, it is time for you to bring the child to an allergy specialist who can help you in finding out the cause for the cough which may well not be asthma given the lack of response to the anti-asthma drugs including oral steroid. I would consider getting a chest x-ray also to rule out aspiration. ...Read more

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Is white tongue always oral thrush? Asthma, otherwise healthy. No oral steroids. Albuterol only. Use 4/ day. No ins. Cant get controller meds.

Is white tongue always oral thrush? Asthma, otherwise healthy. No oral steroids. Albuterol only. Use 4/ day. No ins. Cant get controller meds.

No: White tongue is not always oral thrush. If your tongue does not hurt or bleed when the white coating is scraped away with something blunt like a tongue depressor it is not likely to be thrush. I suggest brushing your tongue with a toothbrush and rinsing with a good quality mouthwash and seeing if that helps. It may be just bacterial overgrowth. You could also take a probiotic. ...Read more

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6 weeks coughing, chest CT showed nothing, treated with soft steroids/ albuterol; I almost stop coughing, chest pain is still there. What happen?

Chest pain: Or chest tightness. Sounds like you are being treated for reactive airway disease/ asthma/ bronchitis with steroid and albuterol. If you stopped early, then that explains your symptoms. You need to continue your inhaled steroid at least three months and use albuterol inhaler as a rescue inhaler at the right dosage. If not sure. Discuss with your physician. If true chest pain, go see doctor asap! ...Read more

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Dr said my chest xray was normal and no rattling. Why and how diagnose bronchitis and pleurisy again with steroids/zithromax/albuterol?

Dr said my chest xray was normal and no rattling. Why and how diagnose bronchitis and pleurisy again with steroids/zithromax/albuterol?

Inflamed lungs: Your chest x ray can be fine but your tobacco can certainly keep you coughing and irritated. It can also worsen your allergies. Consider giving up the cigarettes and drinking much more water. ...Read more

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I had tachycardia from too many albuterol nebulizers in a row plus intravenous steroids. Is nausea and dizziness common symptoms of tachycardia?

Yes: The dizziness and nausea may be symptoms from the medications--more commonly the albuterol but also possible from the steroids. If any of these symptoms persist, you should contact your primary medical doctor--especially if you experience loss of consciousness or vomit or stool with blood in it. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Bezack
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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


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Steroids (Definition)

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