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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. 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


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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 are some other drugs recommended for COPD besides advair?

What are some other drugs recommended for COPD besides advair?

Bronchodilators: Are the primary drugs used to treat COPD and include agents like albuterol, salmeterol (serevent) and tiotropium (spiriva). ...Read more

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What are the different dosages for albuterol inhaler?

What are the different dosages for albuterol inhaler?

No difference: While there are many different albuterol inhalers, they all deliver 90 mcg per puff. There are 2 other inhalers on the market similar to albuterol called xopenex (levalbuterol) & Maxair (pirbuterol). These are all rescue inhalers that provide quick-onset dilation of the bronchial tubes. ...Read more

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What new medications are used for treating asthma?

What new medications are used for treating asthma?

Variety: The bottom line is the same, as far as licensed medications. For prevention we have inhaled corticosteroids. In a variety of brands and devices. If you have an allergic component and meet certain criteria, you may qualify for an injection treatment (Xolair). ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for sle other than taking steroids and other medicines?

Are there any treatments for sle other than taking steroids and other medicines?

Avoid sun, diet chan: Sun avoidance can be helpful, and avoiding dairy and red meat is supposed to reduce inflammation associated with lupus, onega 3 fatty acids along with vitamin c. And b vitamins can also help. If however the lupus is active you may still need to take antimalarials such as plaque nil to control the lupus along with diet and supplementation until it subsides. ...Read more

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What are other medications for surgery other than carbimazole and propylthiouracil (ptu) and how effective are they?

What are other medications for surgery other than carbimazole and propylthiouracil (ptu) and how effective are they?

Don't understand: These drugs are used in the treatment of hypothyroidism. I am assuming you mean are they effective in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. That is something you need to discuss with you physician and endocrinologist. There are many causes of hyperthyroidism and it will depend on that. ...Read more

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Aside from the use of puffers and medicine, what are some treatments for asthma without wheezing?

Aside from the use of puffers and medicine, what are some treatments for asthma without wheezing?

Asthma specialist: would help you better, can't help you online, you need to be well evaluated before starting any treatment, it isn't one treatment that fits all, every patient is different, good luck ...Read more

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What are some detoxes for asthma steroids?

What are some detoxes for asthma steroids?

Can't improve nature: Since steroids are just look-a-likes of naturally made hormone cortisol, a healthy liver is the best and highly evolved detoxing agent. In fact, slow withdrawal is often required b/c liver detoxes steroids too fast. Side effects are from super high medicinal doses attaching to steroid receptors on every cell in the body bringing it directly to the nucleus, flipping DNA into overdrive days to weeks ...Read more

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What are some other anxiety medicines for long term use?

What are some other anxiety medicines for long term use?

Many options.: There are many medications that can be helpful for anxiety. In the long term, medications such as lexapro, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) and Prozac are possible options. Medications such as xanax, valium, and Ativan can be helpful in the short term but the body can build up tolerance over time, requiring increased doses. ...Read more

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What are some forms of prevention for asthma?

What are some forms of prevention for asthma?

Treat the cause: As most asthma is caused by allergies, the best solution is to treat the allergies, as it is impossible to avoid all allergens. I suggest lda (low dose antigen therapy) or srt (sensitivity removal technique). They are both able to eliminate allergies to foods, chemicals, and inhalants. ...Read more

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Are there different types of medications used for to treat breast cancer? What are the differences?

Are there different types of medications used for to treat breast cancer? What are the differences?

Yes! Many!: Some drugs kill dividing cells (chemotherapy), block estrogen (hormone therapy), or target individual cancer cells (biologic therapy). They can be given by vein, by mouth, or injected into a muscle. Your oncologist chooses the medication based on your specific type of breast cancer. Ask your doctor how the medicine works and what side effects to expect. It's great that you're interested! ...Read more

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Which type of rescue inhalers and nebulizer medicine are there?

Which type of rescue inhalers and nebulizer medicine are there?

Rescue inhalers: They are all short acting bronchodilators such as albuterol, terbutaline, and xopenex (levalbuterol) among others. ...Read more

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What medicines are used for anxiety?

What medicines are used for anxiety?

Anxiety: Benzodiazapines, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, Buspar (buspirone) ; antihistamines (off -label) are frequently used to treat anxiety. Your psychiatrist/ medical provider can guide you to the best choice for you. ...Read more

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What kind of alternative medicines and treatments are used for musculoskeletal problems?

What kind of alternative medicines and treatments are used  for musculoskeletal problems?

Many approaches: There are many alternative approaches including bodywork (chiropractic/osteopathic/massage), acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent, prolotherapy/prolozone, vitamins/minerals/amino acids & other supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathy, biofeedback, yoga, chi gong & relaxation techniques. Whatever modality, it is best to find the underlying cause & contributing factors & address those issues. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medications for anxiety instead of barbiturates?

What are some alternative medications  for anxiety instead of barbiturates?

Many: First of all, benzodiazepines replaced barbiturates long time ago. They have all the best of barbiturates (almost) without some of the side effects. Using antidepressants for anxiety became standard of care. In addition, I use mood stabilizers, antiseizure medications, antipsychotics, buspar, (buspirone) atarax, muscle relaxants and even opiates ( carefully). A type of anxiety is also important for rx choice. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more