Albuterol

What is Albuterol?

Albuterol is a bronchodilator, that relaxes muscles in airways and increases airflow to the lungs.

Questions and answers on "Albuterol"

Can I use my symbicort or albuterol after smoking meth
?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You can use the medicines but better to avoid smoking meth

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

You can use your medicines for respiratory problem after smoking meth. Meth in general increase respiration and heart rate. Which may lead to good effects of albuterol and...

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can vannair be used in place of albuterol or ventiin?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It contains extra corticosteroids

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, both ventolin and albuterol are bronchodialators. vennair contains a bronchodilator together with corticosteroids . corticosteroids act as anti inflammatory , so you can use it if you want to treat inflammation of...

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can i mix budesonide and brovana in same nebulizer treatment, or brovana with ipratropium/albuterol. my husband needs to take all three multilpe times a day.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

you'd better avoid mixing any of the drugs besides ipratropium and albuterol. Brovana has to be used alone according to its SPC. It's not necessarily wrong to mix some of the drugs in the nebulizer but there are no adequate data to support mixing them....

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Are there any drug interactions between predisone and albuterol sulfate (Pro Air HFR)?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No interactions.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HealthcareMagic.
I can understand your concern.

No need to worry for drug interactions between albuterol and prednisone.
These two drugs are safe when taken together.

So don't worry about drug interactions.

Hope I have...

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Does using an albuterol inhaler cause a false positive breathalizer result? If so what is the time frame of using one?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No albuterol does not cause false positive results.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your concern.
Albuterol is long acting beta 2 agonist (LABA). It is bronchodilators. And it does not cause any result alteration with breathalyzer results.
It will...

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I am allergic to Ceftin (throat closed up when taking). Does that prohibit me from using an inhaler with albuterol sulfate? Other "sporin" drugs?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
See next

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
Albuterol sulfate is bronchidilatator and it can be safely taken since albuterol allergies are rarity and this medication is not related to cephalisporines. also,generally,there is just small risk that you are allergic to other...

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can vannair be used in place of ventilin or albuterol?

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Brief Answer:
Vannair contains Budesonide plus formeterol--steroid plus long acting

Detailed Answer:
Hi welcome to Health care magic,
Vannair contains Budesonide plus formeterol--steroid plus long acting bronchodilator. It is meant to be used to prevent attacks.
Ventilin and albuterol are short...

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My son's asthma seems to be getting worse as he gets older. When he has an asthmatic flare up it requires many doses of albuterol...
My question is this, does albuterol have long term mal-effects on my son's lung and heart health?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Asthma

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question.
There is no worry concerning long term use of albuterol. It is still the medication to reach for during an asthma attack. There could be potential issues with prolonged use of oral steroids. However, daily use of...

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I am allergic to sulfa meds. Is it okay to use an albuterol sulfate inhaler?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no need to worry. You can take albuterol sulphate.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No need to worry for this because this safe in patients with sulpha drug allergy.
So you can take albuterol sulphate without worry.
Hope...

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I live in XXXXXXX and I have
allergies and sinus issues. Since Thursday I have been having wheezing, itchy eyes, coughing, and congestion. I took benadryl, but I'm still experiencing wheezing and coughing. Is it on to take albuterol breathing treatment?


doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

You seem to have acute allergic bronchitis. You need inhaler. Albuterol can be good. Some physicians can prefer fometerol along with mild steroid inhalations as well for early remission.

Benadryl alone is unlikely to work any more in your case.

Avoid the...

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Recent questions on  Albuterol

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I ve had acute bronchitis for a few weeks now. Worked through a z pack and now on cefdinir. Was diagnosed with strep at the same time. Now my throat closes when I start having a coughing fit. Doc put me on albuterol nebulizer treatments. 38 yr old female, 5 3 , diagnosed with RA and Fibromyalgia, discontinuted MTX injections upon doc advice for the duration of the bronchitis

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hello. i am a 24 yr old female. i have asthma. For the past 6 years i experiance bouts of extreme fatigue, swollen chin and auxillary nodes, diarrhea, muscle pain and weakness, small headaches, gerd, and my skin is always tender to the touch to the point were hugs are painful and also something as small as snapping my fingers hurts. It also seem sthat my tolerance for pain has greatly diminished. Also, i have no to low sex drive and my mentral cycles have always been irregular, ocurring from 2-3 months, where now i have gone 6 months without one, occuring. I have had a million blood tests at the doctors and he can never seem to find anything physically wrong with me other than insulin resistance. I was reading about cfs/ fibro and wondering if this sounds like what it could be. Medical history: Asthma 20 yrs.(i have been intubated twice due to asthma attacks) Insulin Resistance. I had a diagnosis of ebv in 2004. I currently take albuterol inhaler and prednisone on and off as needed for about a weeks time for the past 15 yrs.

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Ok so here s the deal my daughter has asthma and Everytime around the winter months she gets sick with cold viruses sometimes pneumonia, but not so far this year. Her pediatrician and allergy Dr has her on a couple of steroids and when she gets a cold I give her albuterol too. Well my questionvis she gets these white spots on her tongue whenever she gets these colds. First I thought they were coming from the steroids she s inhaling because I read somewhere that this is where the spots are coming from...her Dr gave me the name of the spots when a child gets them when they have a virus...but can you tell me what this may be or if the steroids are causing them to appear...sorry so

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I am a fairly healthy person but have been for four months noticing that if I drink a large amount of water or if I have a big meal, shortly after that my chest feels tight and I want to cough as I feel there is something there. Nothing there except the tightness. I do not smoke or drink and weight is a little high. This happens just about every day. I eat healthy and not spicy foods. An albuterol inhaler helps, but it seems something else is causing this. Before the four months I did not have this problem. I take sinus antihistamines year round,bp meds,arthritis med, and synthroid and flaxseed pill. Age 61 Just finished 3 weeks of med for a horrible sinus infection I first thought was an abscessed tooth. Have been to the dentist, and two trips to doctor. Any ideas?

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a note to start your day Today, I had a follow up CT scan done on my lungs by the oncologist . A copy will also go to the pulmonologist. The results came back clean. the opacity is gone, and nothing new has happened, they say the lungs look good....

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Are there any effective rescue inhalers for asthma patients other than albuterol , but which don t contain steroids or dairy/lactose? (Any physician but Dr. XXXXXXX Rynne please.)

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My 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with asthma week ago, and put on albuterol . She has taken it for a week now, but still has hacking cough that won't go away. I am beginning to think the albuterol don't work. Any advice?

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