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What Is The Mechanism Involved In Pressurised Metered Dose Inhaler
What is the difference between the albuterol in my new nebulizer and the albuterol in my rescue inhaler?
I was curious as to a hypothetical situation of the side effects/symptoms of the succinylcholine chloride injection administered orally.
Dangerous: This is a very potent drug that is given intravenously only. Using it orally there is some possibility of it being absorbed through your mucus membranes. It is really playing with danger to attempt oral administration. Death is one side effect. ...Read more
When morphine administrated with diazepam they both will increase the sedative effect .. Is there a specific mechanism of action for that ?
I understand renal impairment can cause a build up of haloperidol & hydromorphone in the body. Is this risk reduced by the use of high dose diuretics?
No: renal failure may cause side effects and diuretics will worsen it . ...Read more
Any benefit with rotating inhaled corticosteroids? I've strongly felt that finding the correct ics that works best for my specific body makes sense
No: No benefit to rotating them, agree. Attempt to find one and a dose that keeps you symptom free. All the best. ...Read more
Depends: on the concentration of the active ingredient and the case severity, please see your doctor ...Read more
I have 2 questions, is the strength of asmanex 110 comparable to Flovent 110. Is Flovent diskus small enough to get into the small airways. Vs HFA?
No and Yes: Though asmanex and flovent are both steroids (cortisone) they do differ in strength. . This does not necessarily make one better than the other. Both agents are designed to get into the lungs to reduce inflammation. Remember, this type of "controller" must be used regularly- not like your "rescue inhaler" which is used only when you are having an attack. ...Read more
What is the most widely tolerable hypertensive medication with the least amount of side effects when properly titrated?
There is no one: Single best choice & there are many options...The best choice depends greatly on each patient. ...Read more
Please help! what is the maximum recommended dose of adrenaline that can be used on a patient taking halothane anaesthesia?
Halothane/EPI: Halothane is rarely used anymore - perhaps in some under-developed countries. Halothane is known to sensitize the heart muscle to the arrhythmogenic effects of drugs such as epinephrine. I am not aware of any studies (human) stating specifically the maximum recommended dose. It is best to not expose a patient to halothane. ...Read more
Is busesonide .5 inhalation form the same as the formulation for a nasoneb? What is the advantage of delivering steroid with nasoneb vs qnasal form
Delivery system: You may mean Nasonex (mometasone) and qnasal. These are steroid medicines designed to be sprayed nasally and work locally not systemically. The nebulized Budesonide is inhaled into the lungs, work there but can get delivered into the mouth and wherever it passes thru and should work via the receptors in the airways.The nose sprays are a choice of the pt, and use the ones they feel better with. ...Read more
Absorption.: Medications are absorbed from the mouth and gut. Most enter the blood stream and act. That's why you take antibiotics by mouth when you have a bladder infection instead of putting them in the bladder. Most cough suppressants are not appropriate for acute cough. An inhaler to relax the bronchioles, or fight inflammation in your lungs is, sometimes. OTC cough, and cold meds are worthless. ...Read more
None of the antihypertensive medications i've taken fully alleviate spiking blood pressure under stress. Why is that the case? Shouldn't it be stable?
Not necessarily: If albuterol is needed to control your shortness of breath / cough, then use it (not 6 puffs at a time though - use as instructed by your doctor). However, if you are using albuterol frequently (e.g. Almost every day or several times each week), then you may need a maintenance medication for your breathing. (albuterol is short-acting). Treat underlying allergy issue. Please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
In adult onset primary hypersomnia, is it reasonable to take beta blockers if effective in contolling the high pulse side effect of methylphenidate?
Not exactly.: Beta-blockers are helpful for a variety of medical disorders, but like many medications are not entirely benign. Side effects include daytime fatigue and sleep disruption. What you have described is not a clear indication for beta blocker therapy - risk may outweigh benefit. Please consult with a local sleep specialist for further information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inhaler: I would recommend to go to the manufacture's website and get a handout or watch a video if they have one to learn how to use the device. Sometimes devices have different ways of using them. Alternatively go to your pharmacist and they can go over how to use the device. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use one metered dose inhaler to administer fluticasone and albuterol, one at a time? Or should I get separate inhalers?
Separate: Since each MDI device is customized to the unique product, I don't know any study showing that they can be interchanged. If you have lost one of them and it is an emergency, by all means go ahead. However ideally, one should not use a part devised for one device on another unless otherwise specified ( for example - Aerochambers) ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are fast-acting inhalers that are safe for people with high blood pressure?
Its hard to breathe out easier to breathe in, I have a dry cough, pressure in my chest.I use inhaler but it works after an hour or so. Is it asthma?
Smoking related?: You may have asthma, and/or be affected by your smoking. First, try quitting smoking and see if that makes a difference. You can also see your primary care provider or a lung specialist and have a test called spirometry, which can measure your lung capacity and make a diagnosis of asthma, if that is what you have. ...Read more
I took one tablet of sudafed pe two hours ago and one puff of my albuterol inhaler 5 minutes ago. Except for sinus pressure I am otherwise healthy Wil?
Cold and flu?: Not sure exactly what you are asking but if you have upper respiratory symptoms and you are an asthmatic those are reasonable steps. If you are congested adding an anti-histamine may help also but decongestants do work better. ...Read more
What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better
Cough variant asthma: Is type of asthma where cough is the most salient symptom, dry cough, but still have other asthma signs, at times it might be the only symptom and hard to diagnose. As for the albuterol form: whichever works, so long it is taken in the right way and produces the desired effect, but albuterol is just a quick fix, you need comprehensive treatment as any other asthmatic, see an allergist/pulmonol ...Read more
My inhaler only works half the time I feel like I'm due for another dose in like two hours I'm process of quitting cigs why is this I see doc Mon?
How long should an EOE patient use Flovent inhaler? I have used it for 3 Years, one dose a day. Cost has doubled so I feel I must stop, if I can.
See your Doctor: often times there are other medicines, coupons, patient assistance programs and even samples of similar medicines that we can help you with. If possible bring in your formulary from your insurance company so we can see what medications that are similar we can use. Between the two of us usually we can find something that will work and not break the bank. ...Read more
Accidentally blew inside the symbicort inhaler. When I do my dose next will it affect it or increase it if some is left inside ?
No. You're okay!: I assume you mean you discharged it without meaning to. Or you exhaled instead of inhaled. The particles deposit within seconds and are no longer in the chamber unless you have a spacer attached. Even then, the particles only stay suspended in the chamber for a few minutes. ...Read more
Anti platelet action: Giving more then 325mg of Aspirin is not recommend in the usa. Aspirin is anti platelets drug that prevents blood clot formation. In mi patients it does that to minimize blood clot within blocked coronary artery. Mostly it is a cholesterol plaque that cracks leading to blood clot formation that further narrows the vessel limiting blood flow to the myocardium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Proair albuterol inhaler just reached zero on the dose counter. There is medicine left, can I still use it?
Maybe: It might be that when you reach ZERO on the counter, there is a little bit left, but not a reliable amount per puff. Therefore, when an inhaler is needed, if one has a new one, use the new one. If one has no new one, using the old one would be better than using nothing. One can get a refill when the pharmacy opens. ...Read more
Albutero/combivent: Albuterol is a bronchodilator working through beta two receptors. Ipratropium in Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) works through muscuranic recptors as an antiinflammatory. Albuterol is usally more of a rescue inhalier. It is short acting. You would benefit from being on something like advair or symbacort with albuterol to use in between those times when breathing is difficult. ...Read more
Vit D deficiency: Tetany is caused by vitamin D deficiency, not overdose. Adverse effects associated with excessive vitamin D injection include weakness, headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle and bone pain. Later, frequent urination, thirst, weight loss, kidney problems, cardiac arrhythmias and, rarely, psychosis can occur. ...Read more
I have been coughing for 3 weeks now. The inhalers only provide temporary relief. Its bad mostly in the morning and before i go to bed. My peak flow meter always reads 250 and 290 before and after inhaler. I have a reactive airway disease. Should i see
What cough medicine can itake while taking strattera (atomoxetine) my dr said just now that ihave asthma i knew i had it she has me on low dose inhaler not help?
No matter how, many home nebulizer treatments I do or doses off my rescue inhaler i still have had breathing difficulty last week, ER or my internist?
ER: It sounds like the Er is the safest place for you. When your usual medications and rescue medications don't work, you need a close evaluation of your oxygen levels as well as a look at blood work and your lungs. You may need intravenous medicines as well. Most doctors offices are not equipped for this and if you are seriously ill the ER is the best place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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