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Side effects of using asthalin inhaler - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   how bad is the effect of using an Asthalin inhaler ..... usage is approx one inhaler per week
User :   how bad is the effect of using an Asthalin inhaler ..... usage is approx one inhaler per week
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   hi as u know i am AAAAAAA
User :   need to know the ill effects of using 1 asthalin inhaler a week
Doctor :   Depending on symptoms you can use Inhaler
User :   is it acceptable to use 1 a week
Doctor :   You may use it one time or more time
Doctor :   It is used only when you are symptomatc, ie, short of breath or coughing
User :   i am specifically asking that an entire inhaler is used in 1 week... is that ok
User :   is it very bad for the health
Doctor :   I will give you complications
User :   am not talking about a puff a day....
User :   complications like what
User :   what will it result in
Doctor :   WHen required you may have to take as prescribed
Doctor :   first I would like to ask u
Doctor :   First let me ask u few Q
User :   usage was prescribed long ago but frequency has increased
User :   yes
Doctor :   Are you using it for asthma
User :   yes
Doctor :   How many times you get short of breath in night in a week
User :   actually my husband is using this... and i see him using it quite frequently
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   is he there?
User :   it is almost like he buys one inhaler pack a week along with a cough syrup called phensydl
Doctor :   That is not the right way of telling how often he use
User :   one inhaler pack has approx 120 puffs....
Doctor :   I can asssess dose mfrequency based on whole medicine
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let us calcualte 17 puffs daily
User :   approx yes
Doctor :   that is lot
User :   how bad is it
Doctor :   He needs Long acting labuterol kind of medicine+ one steroid inhaler
Doctor :   they are available in comination, steroid +long acting inhaler
Doctor :   By using these, he can decrease albuterol frequency
Doctor :   Side effetcs of albterol
Doctor :   Dizziness; headache; nausea; nervousness; sinus inflammation; sore or dry throat; tremor; trouble sleeping; vomiting.
Doctor :   These are temporary
User :   but would'nt a steroid be harmful
Doctor :   Thrush
Doctor :   Hoarseness
Doctor :   Osteoporosis(Thinning of the Bones)
Doctor :   Cataracts and Glaucoma
Doctor :   Less common side effects associated with inhaled steroids include Cushing syndrome, mood changes and weight gain.
Doctor :   While these effects are extremely rare, occasionally I see a patient in my clinic experiencing these symptoms,
Doctor :   These are side effects of steroid inhalers'
Doctor :   But the disease activity is well controlled
User :   where is ur clinic located
User :   are u well versed with this kind of problems
Doctor :   I did 2-1/2 family Medicine in USA
Doctor :   I a on line MD
Doctor :   Only online
User :   oh oh....
User :   if i need ur advised next time how do i get in touch....
Doctor :   but with my experience, if he using 1 pumpfor wk, give ine puff on steroid_long acting albuterol
Doctor :   Place a request for call for doctor
Doctor :   * give him puff on steroid_long acting albuterol
User :   will u sereflo do
User :   will sereflo inhaler do?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   hello....
Doctor :   it does
User :   how many puffs a day
Doctor :   Two inhalations twice daily
Doctor :   go for low dose
Doctor :   SEROFLO-50
Doctor :   Ask ur MD
User :   ok thks a lot will chk with my doc too....
Doctor :   Two inhalations twice daily is standard
Doctor :   but he can gradually decrease 1 inhalations twice daily is standard
Doctor :   Albuterol is a rescue medicine meaning when he is severely coughung, short of breath
Doctor :   albuterol every 1 hr or 2 hr
Doctor :   3 hr or 4 hr
Doctor :   is fine untill is better
User :   what is the latet available medication for breaking a spasm
User :   albuterol is a tablet or an inhaler
Doctor :   It comes both
Doctor :   use inhaler
Doctor :   never use tablet
User :   ok
User :   any inhaler u can suggest
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Did I resolve uour queries
User :   for breakin a spasm
Doctor :   Albuterol
Doctor :   what he is using is fine
User :   ok thks
Doctor :   Use spacer
User :   u have resolved my query....
Doctor :   Thank you for consiting
Doctor :   ye
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