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Why Is Albuterol Not Used On Patients With Chf
Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more
Patient has been on Coreg and was just prescribed ventolin hfa on an as needed basis. Is this combination okay? This is the only beta agonist the patient is on and I know that Coreg can cause shortness of breath and maybe even asthma, which is why I think
Complicated decision: Consider using HealthTap Prime to flesh out these answers. Coreg (carvedilol) can cause shortness of breath, but it is an important medication in the treatment of high blood pressure & heart failure. Ventolin can counteract some of its (side) effects. Coreg (carvedilol) generally spares the lungs, but that isn't true for all people (some react to it differently than expected). There may be alternatives - talk to a doctor. ...Read more
Beta-blockers: They are beta-blockers and may cause bronchial constriction which exacerbates asthma and copd. We treat asthma with beta-agonists (albuterol etc) which are exactly the opposite. That being said, metoprolol in particular is a selective drug and many asthmatics/copd-ers are able to take it if needed for heart disease without any ill effects. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart rhythm: Lanoxin is the brand name for digoxin or digitalis, which is a medication with a long history of use to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. It is not always necessary in pneumonia; it is given to treat heart problems that can sometimes accompany pneumonia especially in elderly patients. ...Read more
Steroids: Patients on dialysis can have low testosterone, especially if they have diabetes. Those patients may be prescribed testosterone (an anabolic steroid) or even growth hormone to increase muscle mass or a sense of well-being. Other times patients on dialysis may have an inflammatory condition (asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.) or a kidney transplant and require Prednisone (corticisteroid). ...Read more
Doctor said "beta blockers are contraindicated for use in patients after they experience a heart attack." What does this mean?
Beta Blockers: You must have misunderstood, or you need to see another doctor. ...Read more
With trached child with history of tracheomalacia collapse with albuterol use, how often would it be safe to use albuterol/atrovent combi? How will I know?
Albuterol use: Usually prematurity/prolonged need for ventilator and/or oxygen cause chronic lung disease. So it is not unusual that a bronchodilator would be used. Albuterol/atrovent (ipratropium) work by relaxing muscles in the airway making breathing easier, and to a lesser extent, atrovent (ipratropium) decreases mucus production. Typically, in non-urgent use is 4h. Albuterol is used in emegent situations more frequently guided by md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the use of Seebri Breezhaler (Glicopyrronium Bromida)? Is there any reason to use these meds except for COPD? And how common COPD at 29 yo/F?
About Acute Coronary Syndrome, why do you think Carvedilol (betablocker) is given with aspirin.. it was contraindicated with each other right?
See below: Because most asthma patients are on beta agonists (like albuterol) which open bronchial airways by relaxing smooth muscle in the airways. Beta blockers do the reverse and would cause bronchoconstriction and thus worsen asthma or as least block the effects of the beta agonists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I presume that CHF can take various forms. But, generally speaking, do people who have CHF USUALLY have cardiomegaly?
Usually, Yes: But there are exceptions. So called high output heart failure due to anemia or certain metabolic diseases are not associated with cardiomegaly. Constriction of the sac surrounding the heart, the pericardium, may have heart failure with a normal sized heart. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Hypoxic drive: In most patients with advanced chronic obstructive lung disease, chronic hypoxia (low oxygen levels) stimulates their drive to breathe at a faster rate to provide enough oxygen(o2) to the body. Giving supplemental o2 takes away this hypoxic drive that maintains their minute ventilation, thereby risking them going into respiratory failure, especially if their disease is advanced & they have bad pft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do patients on chronic digoxin therapy present with hypokalemia when they have digoxin toxicity?
Digoxin toxicity: Your question reveres the fact that hypoklemia (H) is a cause of digoxin (D) toxicity. One of the causes of H is a low magnesium (M) level that can be seen in the patient is on both D and diuretics that waste both potassium and M in the urine. Ask the physician (P) who prescribed the D for more information, as the P knows the patient the best. Good luck. ...Read more
Incorrect: hypertension as a disease is a very common entity-millions of patients receive anesthetics despite of this. If very high blood pressure discovered for the first time before an elective procedure, postponing of surgery, diagnosis and treatment of it might be warranted due to potential risk of hemodynamic instability perioperatively, that can lead to complications like heart attacks and strokes ...Read more
How are loop duretics used for acute renal failure and CHF though ther are contraindicaticated in borderline RF and CHF ?
Medicine vs. poison: There's a saying in healthcare: "medicines & poisons r the same chemicals given with different intent". If u r volume overloaded in acute renal failure or CHF, then u need volume reduction. The easiest & fastest way is diuretics, which "force" the kidney to get rid of water, tho side effects can occur (so u have to b monitored). If there is no volume overload in renal failure, skip the side effect ...Read more
I used to use ventolin inhaler and they changed it to bricanyl (terbutaline). Is this similar and ok?
Yes similar: Yes both are bronchodilators known as beta 2 receptor agonists. Both ventolin and bricanyl (terbutaline) work on the smooth muscle receptors of the bronchial tube to cause the muscles to relax opening the airways. Both are fast acting but wear off in a matter of 6 hours. Check on step-wise asthma treatment as additional medications may be helpful such as inhaled steroids. ...Read more
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
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