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What over-the-counter med is for bronchial asthma?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree
In brief: None really.
Optimum treatment of your asthma requires that we measure your lung fuction objectively, then develop a treatment plan that you can understand and execute on your own.
Many asthma meds can be harmful if used indiscriminately or incorrectly, and your doctor can help you understand how to use them. Hence, they are not available without a prescription. Primatine was basically inhaled adrenalin.

In brief: None really.
Optimum treatment of your asthma requires that we measure your lung fuction objectively, then develop a treatment plan that you can understand and execute on your own.
Many asthma meds can be harmful if used indiscriminately or incorrectly, and your doctor can help you understand how to use them. Hence, they are not available without a prescription. Primatine was basically inhaled adrenalin.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Not an easy question
At one time you would be able to purchase primatene inhalers without a prescription.
This drug has been removed from the market. I am not familiar with "natural" products sold in vitamin/health stores but i'm sure there are some marketed for this. Be careful before you try anything and check with your physician. Just because they dont need a prescription does not make them all safe.

In brief: Not an easy question
At one time you would be able to purchase primatene inhalers without a prescription.
This drug has been removed from the market. I am not familiar with "natural" products sold in vitamin/health stores but i'm sure there are some marketed for this. Be careful before you try anything and check with your physician. Just because they dont need a prescription does not make them all safe.
Dr. Richard Williams
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Asthma treatment
Asthma is a disease that has both broncho-constrictive and inflammatory components.
Hence the medications used are beta-agonists (example albuterol) and/or steroids. Meds provided via inhaler or neubulizer. Only a physician can prescribe such medications.

In brief: Asthma treatment
Asthma is a disease that has both broncho-constrictive and inflammatory components.
Hence the medications used are beta-agonists (example albuterol) and/or steroids. Meds provided via inhaler or neubulizer. Only a physician can prescribe such medications.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: Asthmanephrine
Asthmanephrine inhaler contains raceepinephrine.
replaced Primatene Mist which was taken off the market

In brief: Asthmanephrine
Asthmanephrine inhaler contains raceepinephrine.
replaced Primatene Mist which was taken off the market
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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