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What is the most effective brand of inhaler?

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Dr. Tasleyma Sattar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends on you

The brands really don't make much difference.
Some people respond better to one formulation than another, but there is no consistency from person to person. Some inhalers, like xopenex, (levalbuterol) are supposed to have fewer side effects because it is an isomer of albuterol (the most common rescue inhaler).

In brief: Depends on you

The brands really don't make much difference.
Some people respond better to one formulation than another, but there is no consistency from person to person. Some inhalers, like xopenex, (levalbuterol) are supposed to have fewer side effects because it is an isomer of albuterol (the most common rescue inhaler).
Dr. Tasleyma Sattar
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine

In brief: All work

Inhalers no matter what brand are effective but are divided into 2 main classes bronchodilators (rescue meds) and controllers(inhaled corticosteroids) all accomplish the same but it is important to use them as advised.

In brief: All work

Inhalers no matter what brand are effective but are divided into 2 main classes bronchodilators (rescue meds) and controllers(inhaled corticosteroids) all accomplish the same but it is important to use them as advised.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine

In brief: All about the same

There is no major difference in quality between the major brands of albuterol inhalers, ventolin, pro-air, proventil and xopenex (levalbuterol).
All of the albuterol inhalents recently went from generic to brand name to meet the governments ozone layer protection guidelines. While some people prefer one type due to ease of use, the best inhaler is usually the one your insurance will pay for.

In brief: All about the same

There is no major difference in quality between the major brands of albuterol inhalers, ventolin, pro-air, proventil and xopenex (levalbuterol).
All of the albuterol inhalents recently went from generic to brand name to meet the governments ozone layer protection guidelines. While some people prefer one type due to ease of use, the best inhaler is usually the one your insurance will pay for.
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: Irrelevant

Brand really doesn't matter, honestly.
Studies show xoponex doesn't have any more efficacy than the other albuterol inhalers. It really is a matter of finding out which brand works best for you. Everyone's different.

In brief: Irrelevant

Brand really doesn't matter, honestly.
Studies show xoponex doesn't have any more efficacy than the other albuterol inhalers. It really is a matter of finding out which brand works best for you. Everyone's different.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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