Is flovent and proventil (albuterol) normally prescribed to someone who is suffering from COPD or reactive airway disease?

Yes. These are standard treatment for the respiratory diseases that cause airflow obstruction.
Both... Flovent is an inhaled steroid used to decrease airway inflammation. Proventil (albuterol) is a bronchodilator that relieves bronchospasm. Both airway inflammation and bronchospasm can be present in COPD and reactive airways disease so both meds are useful for both of these diseases. Smoking cessation is also needed for both diseases to decrease airway inflammation. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Yes. Flovent is an inhaled steroid used for asthma but COPD patients with chronic broncjhitisd benefits from it as well to decreaed inflammatio'. Proventil is a rescue medications only for urgent or emergency use.
Yes. Flovent is a maintenance medication to reduce inflammation in the airways and proventil (albuterol) is used as a rescue medication to treat break-through symptoms. This is pretty standard therapy in asthma and copd.

Related Questions

1yr old was dx'd w/ reactive airway disease. He's on albuterol 4x/day. His cough has gotten more painful/frequent since using it. Is this normal?

Contact pediatrician. If your baby's on the albuterol nebulizer, s/he should be getting better not worse on it. So it's best to contact your pediatrician as soon as possible to let them know what's happening. They can advise you further. Plus they can document this in your baby's chart. Read more...

2 y/o has flu and reactive airway disease. Currently taking Tamaflu/prednisone/albuterol treatments. Cough is worse after treatments-barking. Normal??

Yes it can be. The barky cough may represent a croup cough with wheezing in your son's spectrum of illness. The prednisone should help it out! Hydrate, take lots of steamy baths.showers and plug away with the nebulizer treatment. Consider Saline nasal spary for his nose. Read more...

For cough variant asthma, my 7yr old was prescribed flovent 2xday, albuterol as needed side effects?

Several. Flovent use may cause "thrush" to develop in the mouth and throat, causing difficulty swallowing. Rinse the mouth after use. Albuterol may cause a rapid heart rate, nervousness, or irritability. It is used to open up the airway. Do not stop using any of these medications without speaking to the medical provider who gave them to you to use on your child. Read more...
Some. Flovent is a cortisone type inhaler. Make sure to the child rinses his/her mouth after use since steroids may cause throat infections . Albuterol- rescue inhaler- may cause a little excitability, gitteriness, etc. Since the child is 7, make sure to use a spacer since hand-inhaling coordination is important to get drugs into the lungs. Read more...

My daughter has been put on albuterol for machine and flovent inhaler. Prednason. How far apart should be taken? Shes 11 with bronchitis, asthma rsv.

Varies. The Flovent is usually given twice daily, while the albuterol is usually used every 6 hours if needed.The doc and or prescription should have details. Read more...
No relation. The Flovent inhaler should be administered either once or twice a day, everyday. This will only prevent her from becoming ill. The Prednisone should be limited to a 5 day course and is typically administered daily. The albuterol is your rescue medication. You shoudl give it to your daughter when she is having trouble breathing. You can safely give it every 3 hours if you have to. Read more...

I have asthma and copd, I use a nebulizer for treatment along with the albuterol sulfate solution. Is there a better solution to use to help me?

Yes. You probably have smoke-damaged lungs. Albuterol works well for asthma, but atrovent may be better for the copd. Inhaled steroids like dulera, symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) and advair are good maintenance inhalers for asthma/copd. Of course, if your lungs are in this shape at 36yo, you have to quit smoking! you don't want to continue to throw gasoline on your fire! Read more...
Proper treatment. In my opinion, contrary to others, these conditions should always be treated with inhaled steroid first and then add. This prevents inflammation and twitchy airways. In COPD there is bowing of midsize airways due to tissue destruction. This is helped with anticholinergics (thiotropium or ipratropium) this allows the rescue albuterol to get into the distal airways for rescue, more mainstay in asthm. Read more...

My son has cough variant asthma when he gets a cold, it usually progresses. Otherwise he does well once it starts, he takes albuterol (wit flovent).?

Good Stuff. This is good if it works to keep him healthy.Remeber that Flovent is more preventative in nature and if used properly is to prevent flareups. Read more...
Very common. Cough is a very common sign of asthma and colds (viral infection) are the most common trigger for kids under 2 yr. To prevent progression, I have found starting/increasing the Flovent early in the cold may prevent progression. This should be outlined on the written asthma action plan. Consider using a peak flow meter to monitor and use albuterol for symptom relief. Hope to avoid prednisone. Read more...

Can a 6 year old taking flovent and albuterol be throwing up phlegm every night from asthma?

Asthma attacks. If your child continues to cough at night and throws up phlegm, he either is not in good asthma control or is suffering from pertussis (whooping cough). I urge you to have his doctor do the pertussis test and re-evaluate his lungs. He may need oral steroids if the Flovent is not helping and antibiotics if he has been coughing for weeks. If there is enough suspicion for pertussis- azithromycin. Read more...
Poor control. The dose may be inadequate, the diagnosis incorrect, allergenic triggers may be present or the child may be having a complication of asthma such as pneumonia or an asthma exacerbation. Regardless the child should be seen by a physician within the next 24 hours. Read more...
It is possible. If the child is not under good enough control and mucous is still forming from viral illnesses, allergic related triggers also triggering asthma, them the child could still be coughing up phlegm but this is not a bad thing. Cough is good and protects your lungs so they do not collapse and gets the mucous out. Only if breathing difficulty is going on of the cough lasts more than 2 weeks, see md. Read more...