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What Steroids Are There Besides Advair For Asthma
Advair...: Advair is a combination long-term bronchodilator and steroid inhaler. It can be used instead of systemic steroids, thus avoiding many of the side effects of systemic steroids. Follow your doctor's instructions and seek help immediately if you have an acute exacerbation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exerc-induced asthma: Inhaled albuterol usually prevents exercise-induced asthma (sports asthma as you call it). The fact that you need inhaled steroids makes me believe that there is bronchial inflammation involved as observed in those with real asthma. So you may have both. Duration of use is dictated by absence of symptoms for at least one more week after cough has disappeared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is on advair, singulair and nasonex (mometasone). He's been on several steroid treatments due to asthma attacks but nothing besides the steroids will work!?
Asthma at 73% peak flow unprodctv cough except formed ovoid balls lt yellow. Drinking tons! 97.5 singulair (montelukast) advair, proair -2 osteopenia, steroids bad?
Steroids: People with chronic asthma or COPD if they need steroid should not be withheld as it is lifesaving. We do have to protect the bones as we want to avoid most of all spinal fractures. We can give certain things like calcitonin or bisphosphonates if needed. Your doctor and you can make that decision when you discuss your problem. ...Read more
Careful: Very important - do you mean steroids by mouth (or injection)? Or simply by spray inhaler (MDI). Very different. When taking oral steroids such as prednisone/prednisolone/methylprednisolone for prolonged periods (more than a few days), cautious slow reduction of dose is required to avoid a (potentially) life threatening adverse reaction. Inhaled steroids far safer; pts vary dose via action plans. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a rescue drug: Advair is a combination drugs used as a "controller" in asthma and COPD. You should be taking it on a regular basis not after an attack. Your rescue inhaler (ie albuterol) should be used only when you are having an attack. Talk over an asthma plan with your physician. so you know exactly when and how to use each drug. Good Luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"rules of 2": If you use a rescue inhaler like albuterol more than twice per week, wake at night with asthma symptoms more than twice per month, or refill albuterol more than twice per year, then you may need inhaled steroids to help control your asthma. A breathing test performed by an allergist or pulmonologist can be helpful in deciding whether inhaled steroids should be used as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduce inflammation: Steroids act as an anti inflammatory agent. When taken orally, they ultimately reach the lung and reduce the inflammatory process that results in bronchial constriction. Inhaled steroids are preferred in that they predominantly work in the lung and spare the rest of the body. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure of question: I am thinking that your advair may not be working to your satisfaction. If this is the case, talk to your physician. You may need an adjustment in your controller. In those times of hazardous air qual, do you use your rescue inhaler, how often and does it work? These are questions your physician will probably ask so be prepared. Good luck. ...Read more
Currently on advair 250/50 for asthma and early stages of copd. Ins. No longer covers advair. Good alternatives?
Advair upped to 500/50 to better control asthma symptoms. Is there anything I should watch out for at the highest dosage?
My son has asthma is taking advair and singulair (montelukast) daily. Is there anything else that i can do to improve his asthma?
See an allergist: Identifying and avoiding triggers can also help. See an allergist for testing. Allergy shots can be beneficial for allergic asthmatics. Patients with moderate to severe asthma who are allergic to year-round allergens and who do not experience control with the usual medications may be candidates for xolair injections. ...Read more
Well i was hospitalized for my asthma for two days.. Where i was receiving steroids anyway i was getting blood withdrawn something white was in it?
Have well cont asthma dr wants me to go on advair but I have had bad reaction in past. Qvar worked well but is expensive. Any suggestions for an alt?
Does advair inhaler expire after 30 days? My asthma was doing really well than it just got really bad about a week ago. My dad has same problem thanks
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