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What kinds of medicines other than inhalers are used for asthma?

What kinds of medicines other than inhalers are used for asthma?

Yes: Multiple medications are available for management of asthma. However these medicatioons are used only when inhaled medications fail.If you are having difficulty using an inhaler talk with your doctor about using a spacer. Spacers make it much easier to use inhaled medications and make the medication more effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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I have asthma and im taking inhaler, do I have to take some medicine for asthma at the same time?

I have asthma and im taking inhaler, do I have to take some medicine for asthma at the same time?

Avoid attacks: Diana, you want to keep your symptoms under control no matter what. If you are using a rescue inhaler such as albuterol daily, then you should consider evaluation for other medicines to help you not get to the pt where you have excessively use albuterol. Also try cleaning up your diet of sugar and starch, eat lots of greens, take some vitamins and probiotics...Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What types of inhalers and nebulizer medicines are best for asthma?

What types of inhalers and nebulizer medicines are best for asthma?

Variety: 2 general categories of medications: preventive (usually corticosteroids) and rescue (bronchodilators - beta 2 agonists). So, what is best for you depends on what type of asthma you may have and its severity ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for asthma. Iam using aerolin inhaler almost 5 to 7 puffs daily with one tablet pulmikast.

What is the best medicine for asthma. Iam using aerolin inhaler almost 5 to 7 puffs daily with one tablet pulmikast.

Each one to his own: For moderate to severe asthma, the medication usually includes an inhaled steroid and a long-acting bronchodilator. At times, singulair (montelukast) is also used. After that a trial of an anti-ige (allergy antibody) product may be considered. There is no single best treatment and thus it needs be tailored. Allergen avoidance is very important. See an allergist. ...Read more

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I've never had asthma before but i'm in belieze and i've been experiencing a lot of wheezing. Should i try and get an inhaler? If so, what kind?

I've never had asthma before but i'm in belieze and i've been experiencing a lot of wheezing. Should i try and get an inhaler? If so, what kind?

Wheezing: Beside asthma, bronchitis and other lung or heart diseases can cause wheezing. I would suggest you see a local physician for better diagnosis. In the mean time before you can see a physician, an albuterol inhaler might temporarily relieve wheezing. However you still would need to be seen by a physician so no severe pathologies are missed. Have a safe trip. ...Read more

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Dad hving asthma still he smoke nd now he having breathing prob what medicine should I give him (he is taking cipla inhaler?

Dad hving asthma still he smoke nd  now he having breathing prob what medicine should I give him (he is taking cipla inhaler?

Needs Help: Obviously, he needs to quit smoking and needs a lot of help to do this; this needs to be co-ordinated with his md; if he is having trouble breathing and it is interfering with his life, he needs to see his md. ...Read more

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I was smoking from 2.5 years and i am an asthma patient i quit smoking from 1 month but now i need inhaler 4 to 5 time in day.tell me what medicine?

I was smoking from 2.5 years and i am an asthma patient i quit smoking from 1 month 

but now i need inhaler 4 to 5 time in day.tell me what medicine?

Great you quit!: Not smoking is very good! There are several medications now being prescribed to reduce reliance on OTC inhalers. See your provider for a good Rx plan to address your specific case. There are breathing exercises you can learn too. Here are some: http://livewell.jillianmichaels.com/exercises-increase-lung-capacity-4259.html You can find more online. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more