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Doctor insights on: What Steroids Are There Besides Advair For Asthma

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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...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 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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Are there effects of steroid inhalers? What are they?

Are there effects of steroid inhalers? What are they?

Inhaled Steroids: Most inhaled steroids have little or no systemic absorption hence minimal systemic side effects. Inhaled steroids can cause a dry cough which sometimes by problematic. However, the most common adverse effect of inhaled steroids is thrush affecting the oral mucosa and possibly the bronchial tree. It is best to rinse the mouth thouroghly after each use. This will minimize the risk for thrush. ...Read more

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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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For cat related asthma are there any treatments beyond bronchodilators or steroids?

For cat related asthma are there any treatments beyond bronchodilators or steroids?

Cat in or out?: Cat sleeping on your head? Not much chance of improvement - unless you kick the cat out of your room. Cat out? Good. Open the windows or use a hepa air purifier to decrease airborne cat dander. Scrub down the room - bed, floor, walls, ceilings. Allergy immunotherapy takes time - a year or more - but done right it really helps especially if exposure is intermittent. See an allergist for help. ...Read more

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Are there any non-corticosteroid asthma inhalers for daily maintenance?

Are there any non-corticosteroid asthma inhalers for daily maintenance?

Not antiinflammatory: Long acting beta agonists are used but not without anti-inflammatory corticosteroid inhalers. Montelukast is a pill with probable anti-inflammatory effects. Either way, the amount of corticosteroid in the inhalers, and especially the amount absorbed is extremely small. I would even use these in a child. Even though these are 'corticosteroids', they should not be feared-asthma is safer using these. ...Read more

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Are there other ways to stop an asthma attack besides inhaler?

Are there other ways to stop an asthma attack besides inhaler?

Yes: But it depends on how severe the asthma attack has become. In a mild attack, steam from a shower or humidifier can help. However, if the attack is moderate or severe, then medications are absolutely necessary. These medications come as inhalers or nebulized solutions that can be given with a nebulizer machine. ...Read more

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What are some medication for asthma if symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) isn't working?

What are some medication for asthma if symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) isn't working?

Several: such as leukotriene modifier and Xolair. Occasionally theophylline may be helpful and alternate-day prednisone may need to be added. Anti-cholinergic has had a revival recently for bronchodilation. There are newer biologic products in the pipeline which may help. ...Read more

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What alternative meds are there for prednisone?

What alternative meds are there for prednisone?

Prednisone sub: In the steroid category, there is cortisone, hydrocortisone, decadron, and medrol. In the non-steroid category, there is ibuprofen, aleve, mobic, (meloxicam) naprosyn, celebrex. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and other asthma inhaler medicines?

What are the symptoms of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and other asthma inhaler medicines?

Inhalers: I assume you are asking about side effects. All combination inhalers, including advair, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and Dulera have a steroid component and a long acting bronchodilator. The steroids can cause oral thrush, so you need to drink water after use, the laba can cause you to be jittery, gives you palpitations insomnia. Most are generally well tolerated. Other inhalers have one of the components. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of inhaled steroids for asthma?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of inhaled steroids for asthma?

Few drawbacks: Inhaled corticosteroids (ic) are an amazing gift for persistent asthma patients reducing asthma episodes, hospitalization & deaths & improving lung function & quality of life. High doses are infrequently associated with bone calcium loss & slower growth in kids. Moderate doses are not & work as well as higher doses. Ic reduces the need for oral Prednisone a drug with many more adverse effects. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for asthma?

See below: There are many variations which depend on the severity of the asthmatic. If you think you have asthma, see your doctor for evaluation and preparation of a specific treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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Are anti-histamines considered anti-cholinergics? What about ventolin for asthma, is that anti-cholinergic?

Are anti-histamines considered anti-cholinergics? What about ventolin for asthma, is that anti-cholinergic?

Neither are, really.: Ventolin is albuterol...A sympathetic nervous system stimulant that causes airways to dilate. Anti-histamines are not anticholinergic, per se, but in high doses or in the elderly they can cause some of the same neurological symptoms as anticholinergics. Most newer antihistamines are not a problem though, because they penetrate the brain less well - which is why they don't make you drowsy. ...Read more

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My wife is taking prednisone for pmr: are there any other treatments besides steroids for pmr?

My wife is taking prednisone for pmr: are there any other treatments besides steroids for pmr?

Possibly: The best approach is to talk with her doctor about treatment options. Low dose steroids is the recommended medication for treating pmr. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for pulmonary sarcoidosis besides prednisone?

Is there any treatment for pulmonary sarcoidosis besides prednisone?

Maybe nothing: Treatment for pulmonary sarcoidosis in the modern era may involve "watchful waiting" instead of treatment with prednisone, or any other immune-suppressing medication. Treating too early with Prednisone may increase one's chances for recurrent disease, causing docs to wait to treat until there is evidence that the function of a vital organ--lungs, heart, brain, eyes, kidney--has become affected. ...Read more

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Are there any asthmatics out there successfully using inhalers of albuterol?

Are there any asthmatics out there successfully using inhalers of albuterol?

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. Albuterol is used by asthmatics both in inhaler and nebulizer form. ...Read more

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What are some alternative asthma treatments?

What are some alternative asthma treatments?

See below: There are a huge number of off label drugs and other therapies that have been tried for asthma as well a a large number of herbal medicines that have been studied and are presently being looked at. The topic is too large to discuss here. I would suggest seeing you doctor to discuss this in more depth. ...Read more

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