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Ventolin With Steroid
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
I was diagnosis with asthma 2 yrs ago. I am having frequent flair ups and almost monthly bronchitis requiring steroids. I am on flovent daily and albuterol?
See pulmonologist: You need to seen by pulmonologist for possible change in your meds. ...Read more
Good evening, I have been using my albuterol inhaler and steroid inhaler yet I am still wheezing 3-4 mins after. Is this common?
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
4yr old hospitalized for asthma, on high dose of steroids (IV and oral) along with albuterol/02. Doc asked that we continue at home without tapering.
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
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
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
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
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
3.5 month old w/recurrent URI &retractions. Now on oral steroid &antibiotic on top of Pulmicort &albuterol nebs & zantac (ranitidine). When should I see improvment?
BRONCHIOLITIS: Looks like you already have all the necessary medications. Your baby will soon recover depending on the severity of the infection. Push fluid intake it will help liquify thick phlem. Make sure you observe the color of the baby for any cyanosis. If you are not sure, call your dr for consult. ...Read more
My 6yo son has had a fever and cough for 7 days now the last two he is worse two ER trips due to difficulty breathing the first night it was asthma like symptoms he was given steroids and backtoback albuterol mixed with something else then released yester
Asthma, bronchitis,: Upper respiratory infection is the most common cause to precipitate asthma in both adults and children. After he recovers from this episode you should discuss with his physician for further evaluation by an allergist. An allergist may do skin testing, breathing tests, exhaled Nitric Oxide test and may suggest allergy immunotherapy, and use of preventive inhalers. ...Read more
I have (likely) viral bronchitis. No fever but on oral steroids albuterol biaxin (clarithromycin) and still short of breath. What now? Increase roids?
Depends: Depends how long u have been on treatment. If u just started then be patient. If end of u'r treatments u need to call u'r doc for follow up as u may require her/him to listen to chest again or order CXR. Even possibly to get a spirometry test on u. Inhaled steroids and long acting beta agonist, (Advair/Symbicort/Dulera), may be needed instead of more oral steroids? ...Read more
Son takes steroid inhaler and zyrtec (cetirizine) nightly for asthma. Since allergy season started, cough returned & albuterol won't get rid of it. What can I try?
Peak flows: Please use a peak flow meter to help document how your son's asthma gets better or worse. With these data, you can work with his pediatrician to make an asthma action plan, which can help to guide the correct use of different medications. It may be that he needs a burst of oral steroids, but difficult to say without numbers. ...Read more
Asthma flared with allergies and getting the flu. Kept taking my albuterol daily for over a month. Noticing mucus stuck deep in lungs that I feel rumble but I can't seem to cough out. Would a steroid inhaler help clear this?
Needs a Mucolytic: The best way to mobilize 'stuck' phlegm is to try a mucolytic. WATER actually works pretty well- so I would hydrate, hydrate, hydrate as the first thing... Then, you could try over the counter Guaifenesin which can speed up the heart as a side effect, but should thin things out. What I personally use is HOT CHILI - the spice -if you like spicy foods. A steroid inhaler would help the asthma, yes. ...Read more
Constant hoarking thick mucus from nasopharynx area, asthma getting worse, coughing phlegm which I presume is from post nasal drip, blowing nose a lot. Taking albuterol twice daily and Claritin. Should I get a steroid inhaler too?
3wks cough. Wheezing all parts both lungs. Loud crackly/popping lungs. Meds not helping. Steroids, albuterol, benzonatate, flovent, singulair. Xray"normal"?
Re-evaluation: Kindly revisit your doctor for re-evaluation or seek a second opinion, no offense, you may need dosage adjustment of medicines taken or may need other medicines added as antibiotics if you have upper/lower respiratory bacterial infections that would perpetuate your symptoms, good luck ...Read more
Doc is treating me for strep. Pneumonia. Gave me z pack and steroid shot. I take inderal. Zoloft. Wellbutrin (bupropion). An synthroid. Can I take albuterol?
Yes: Albuterol as an inhaled medicine in minimally absorbed unless using large amounts. In any case its main side effect would be palpitations, although in asthma, Inderal (propranolol) may promote bronchoconstriction, which the albuterol is targeted to treat. This is less of an issue in patients with fixed airway obstruction (copd) so you should discuss with your doctor what role each of the medications is playing. ...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