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Can nebulisation with Asthalin be taken for asthmatic attack?

nebulisation with asthalin v/s impravent or both together intermittently

age 66, 5ft 2.5 in ht asthametic since very long. stereoids dependent for many years. but have been free of them with seroflo 250 mg bd for five yrs now. but lately problems resurfacing.
Mon, 6 Apr 2015
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Hi,
During asthmatic attack you should take asthma inhalers which are having rapid action and comparatively safer than any other form of asthma treatment like oral tablets.

The medicine inside an inhaler goes straight into the airways causing bronchodilation when you breathe in. This means that you need a much smaller dose than if you were to take the medicine as a tablet or liquid by mouth.

The airways and lungs are treated, but little of the medicine gets into the rest of the body leading to maximum dilatation of bonchi and bronchioles and lesser side effects.

The advantage of inhalers over other forms of asthma treatment are that they are causing instant relief (bronchodilatation) by relaxing the muscle in the airways.

There are very good medicines like steroids, alpha and beta receptor adrenergic agonists, anticholinergics available in market in all formulations like inhalation as a MDI or rotahaler and injectables etc which can be effective within seconds even.

Thanks.
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