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Does rescue inhaler help to prevent sudden asthma symptoms?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: I have asthma and need a rescue inhaler. I am on Medi Cal but have not been assigned a doctor. I'm not sick enough to justify going to the ER yet . Is this viable option.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Start short acting beta 2 agonist (SABA).

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your situation and problem.
Asthma treatment is having two type of medicines.
1. Controller
2. Rescuer.
Rescuer medicines are taken in an emergency situation because their effects are very quick in onset and short lasting.
So for this purpose, you should take short acting beta 2 agonist (SABA). Commonly used drugs for this purpose are salbutamol and levosalbutamol.
So you can start inhaler having salbutamol or levosalbutamol.
If still you are not relieved then better to consult pulmonologist and get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (50 minutes later)
Can you give me a prescription or do I have to go to the ER?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, I can give you trade name.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
I can give you trade name of this rescue medicine.
Levolin contains levosalbutamol.
Asthalin contains salbutamol.
Another brand is ventorlin.
So you can take it two puffs at a time.
If not improving then consult pulmonologist and get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (16 minutes later)
Can you send me a prescription to my local pharmacy?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No, we can't give you prescription on this forum.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
Sorry to say, but on this forum we are not allowed to write prescription. And prescription written on this forum is also no valid.
I have given you the trade names.
Hope you can understand my situation.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (13 minutes later)
I wish you good health also but I want my money back because I feel like I got no help or answers I couldn't get by asking anyone else online.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
This forum is only for advice and guidance.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
I can understand your situation and problem.
I can not write down prescription because this forum is only for guidance and advice.
This is virtual clinic not routine day to day clinic.
This forum has its own limitations.
For payment issue, I can not help you. You have to ask health care Magic team for this.
Hope I have make my point clear to you.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does rescue inhaler help to prevent sudden asthma symptoms?

Brief Answer: Start short acting beta 2 agonist (SABA). Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on HCM. I can understand your situation and problem. Asthma treatment is having two type of medicines. 1. Controller 2. Rescuer. Rescuer medicines are taken in an emergency situation because their effects are very quick in onset and short lasting. So for this purpose, you should take short acting beta 2 agonist (SABA). Commonly used drugs for this purpose are salbutamol and levosalbutamol. So you can start inhaler having salbutamol or levosalbutamol. If still you are not relieved then better to consult pulmonologist and get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test). Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.