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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer