Taking inhalers for emphysema 1 time a day how long can I take this before lungs become imune to medicine?
taking albuterol sulfate and ipratropium bromide inhalation solutions once every morning
Asked by Mallory Cutshaw 6 months ago.
Hello =) I don't know of any data that supports the idea of a built-up tolerance to albuterol sulfate. Ipratropium bromide may fail to provide relief after a year or two, but its primary purpose, in addition to the albuterol, is to make the albuterol more tolerable to you. Don't panic, you are using very small doses right now. They can be scaled up quite a bit before there is any real problem. Namaste, and Happy Holidays, --Tom Answered by Emely Liebenthal 6 months ago.
I don't think your lungs become immune to the inhalers. But your lung condition CAN change so your doctor might have to adjust or change what you are using. Over the years all my drugs have had to be modified. If you still smoke once in awhile or have not totally quit, they will change too. As you age they will modify inhalers too. The best thing to do is keep in touch with your doctor and document your progress or lack of. Besides you, your doctor knows your lungs the best. Answered by Dennise Castellani 6 months ago.
I have used them for 3 years now and still effective. Answered by Hyon Skapura 6 months ago.
HONEY I HAVE EMPHYSEMA AND USE ADVAIR. DON'T KNOW IF LUNGS BECOME IMMUNE JUST FOLLOW THE PROGRAM.............AND LOOK UP ALL THE INFO YOU NEED AT THE SITE OF THE DRUG COMPANY THAT MAKES YOUR MEDICATION. Answered by Alton Raimo 6 months ago.
Difference between ipratropium and albuterol?
What's the difference between ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate? I'm asthmatic & I currently have an upper respiratory infection. My doctor gave me a nebulizer to use for a week or so. He only mentioned albuterol, but when I opened it up to check out the medication, there's both ipratropium...
Asked by Jenice Beachem 6 months ago.
What's the difference between ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate? I'm asthmatic & I currently have an upper respiratory infection. My doctor gave me a nebulizer to use for a week or so. He only mentioned albuterol, but when I opened it up to check out the medication, there's both ipratropium AND albuterol in here. Are they the same medication? Answered by Katheleen Flakes 6 months ago.
No they're not the same medication but they do the same thing. They are both bronchodilators. The body has two nervous systems which are called the sympathetic and the parasympathetic. What one does the other undoes. The sympathetic system dilates the bronchial tubes. So albuterol stimulates these nerves to cause the bronchi to dilate.And the action is called sympathomimetic. The other system, the parasympathetic causes the bronchi to constrict. That's where ipratropium comes in. It stops the action of the constriction by being a parasympatholytic. Or it stops the action of the parasympathetic making the bronchi dilate. So, now that that's clear as mud, that's the difference between the two and why they're often given in combination with each other. God bless. Answered by Aurea Giraud 6 months ago.
Ipratropium Bromide Albuterol Answered by Desmond Bartczak 6 months ago.
If one is using albuterol sulfate can they use the ipratropium bromide or should they just stay with the albuterol sulfate Answered by Mauricio Collette 6 months ago.
How can I get rid ot the tremors caused by ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate inhalation treatments?
Asked by Emiko Zumpano 6 months ago.
Tremors are the most common side effect with these meds. The tremors will pass is due time, its patient specific. Some people experience it for just a few minutes and some have them for hours. I don't know of any way to reverse them, but I do promise that they will eventually go away. If it is too bothersome for you see if your doctor will switch you to Xopenex it has fewer side effects. Answered by Jessie Grahm 6 months ago.
Hi, I am a Pharmacy technician so I noticed your question right away. These are most likely typical side effects and will stay for a while. I have a copy of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) at home - Atrovent mentions tremor under the side effects, but also says that it is reversible. Have you just started this treatment? Your body may be getting used to the dosage or the combination. If it persists, see your Doctor; although a Pharmacist is the best person to ask about drug related questions. Answered by Clayton Mcconnaughhay 6 months ago.
you might want to ask your dr to change the albuterol to xopenex..doesnt have as many side effects as albuterol Answered by Eula Wilda 6 months ago.
What do I do if I dont have any medical insurance....?
and I need a refill on my albuterol sulfate inhalation solution and Ipratropium Bromide inhalant solution for my breathing machine?
Asked by Alvaro Brocks 6 months ago.
If you have a major University where you live, chances are it has a Medical school where you may receive Free or low cost medical services depending on your income :-) Answered by Annita Morita 6 months ago.
Can I take mucinex with ipratropium bromide anbd albuteral sulfate?
mmm well ..thats pretty much all I know about the drugs..
Asked by Jess Lelle 6 months ago.
Yes! You can take mucinex with Albuterol and atrovent. Actually when Albuterol and Atrovent are mixed together, they are known as Duoneb. Those 2 meds help to open up your airways and the mucinex helps to break up the mucus. So you should have an easier time coughing up all of that mucus. Answered by Damion Covalt 6 months ago.
Mucinex Info Answered by Oneida Hyacinthe 6 months ago.
I know you can take musonex with albuterol. I'm not sure what the other med is. Try posting with the brand names and smaller words. Does that sound bad? Sometimes, that rings a few more bells for people. Answered by Lorriane Bissett 6 months ago.
A patient brings you the following prescription and the label indicates the product to be dispensed?
Combivent 1 puff q4h-q6h prn. By adding this new prescription, What 2 medications may be no longer required in the future?
Asked by Mozelle Candella 6 months ago.
Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Answered by Roxane Wellard 6 months ago.
DANGEROUS? - Nebulizer causing orange flame in gas heater?
THE MACHINE:A little box that has a long plastic hose (bout 4 feet) running to a little cup that we put the meds in, then flip a switch and she breathes through a little mouth piece for about 15 minutes until meds run out.No oxygen tank or any other machines in use. Can't really move to...
Asked by Titus Gorman 6 months ago.
My grandmother was put on a nebulizer yeaterday for a weeks use. She uses gas heat and gas stove. I notice that during and ater each nebulizer use, the heater and stove have an orange flame. After about an hour or so, it goes back to blue. Is this common? Is this normal? MEDS mixed in cup ARE: Albuterol Sulfate 0.083% (2.5mg) and Ipratropium Bromide 0.02% (0.5mg) I want to know ASAP because she has another treatment tomorrow morning and if it's dangerous, I want to know tonight. We've already had 4 treatments in her house and nothing has blowed up yet, but a nebulizer is all new to us. The heater is about 15 feet from where she sits and she faces the opposite direction of it, so I assume the mist drifts through the air. NORMAL? DANGEROUS?? Can you long-term users help me out here? I cannot find anything on the internet about it....I'm at a loss and worried out of my mind that this is causing her harm... THANK YOU! Answered by Oliver Kaemingk 6 months ago.
THE MACHINE: A little box that has a long plastic hose (bout 4 feet) running to a little cup that we put the meds in, then flip a switch and she breathes through a little mouth piece for about 15 minutes until meds run out. No oxygen tank or any other machines in use. Can't really move to different room for treatment, as she is weak from a resperatory infect. and has bad arthritus. So she chills in the recliner and we give her the treatment there. Answered by Lucila Raudenbush 6 months ago.
i have never heard of this, but since she isnt using oxygen at the time, i would say it is safe. the meds themselves are safe and shouldnt cause this at all. sounds as if it is just a coincidence, but i would have the gas heater checked out. my dads heater changes color from time to time, but im not 100% sure. just get the heater checked. Answered by Corrin Sarnes 6 months ago.
Please take a deep breath and relax. Nothing is going to blow up. The medications are completely safe and as long as she's getting relief from them she should keep using them. The medications are used to dilate or open the airways of the lungs and the nebulizer make them into such a fine mist that they can float around in the air for awhile. The change in the color of the gas stove is because that are an impurity and as such are 'burning' off. The return to blue means that there is no more excess medication hanging around in the air. While I personally have not witnessed this I do have patients that have reported it to me. Patients can take these particular medications indefinitely, I have a patient that has been using a nebulizer for over 15 years. I hope that your grandmother is feeling well soon. Answered by Wilhemina Shanholtz 6 months ago.
It seems the nebulized medication is having a reaction to the fire. Why don't you just nebulize the medication in another room and close the door? Although I nebulize patients everyday I work, I have never seen what the medication do when confronted with a flame. I would recommend keeping away from a flame. If i were using it, I wouldn't worry about the change in color of the flame. After all, a blue flame is hotter than an orange one, so it could just mean that the mist is reducing the heat of the flame. Just stay away from the flame. ***If your grandmother is using flow from an O2 cylinder to nebulize her medication, STAY AWAY FROM THE FLAME. You don't need me to tell you that Oxygen is highly flammable, and nebulizing with Oxygen near a flame is very very dangerous. If she is nebulizing with air, follow the directions above.*** Answered by Araceli Alsman 6 months ago.
I had the same orange flame occurrence and contacted ONG, a local rep came to our home today and identified my nebulizer as the cause. I don t use it all of the time and the orange flame only happens when I ve been using it for a couple of days or more. He said releasing aerosol air sprays or those containing chemicals will do the same thing unless your space is quite large and/or ventilated. Answered by Josephine Rivard 6 months ago.
What other drugs are recommended for COPD besides Advair?
Advair has caused me to gain about 50 lbs and I wonder if there's something else out there instead of Advair.
Asked by Lettie Stamey 6 months ago.
A good drug used to treat COPD is albuterol (it goes by trade names such as Ventolin and Proventil). It is a bronchiodialotor which opens up the bronchi airway passages thus making it less difficult for you to breath normally. It is an inhalant that is most often used as a nebulizing treatment. You may want to also look up ipratropium bromide which is used in conjunction with albuterol sulfate to effectively treat COPD. Side effects include: palpitations, fast heart rate, elevated blood pressure, tremor, nausea, nervousness, dizziness, and heart burn. Throat irritation and nose bleeds can also occur. Answered by Elizabeth Foder 6 months ago.
Really? Ive been on Advair for 3 years and have not gained a pound from it. I do gain when I have to use predisone for longer then 5 days. I am on Advair disk 500 mg 2xday and Spiriva 18mg 1xday. Answered by Tabetha Aronov 6 months ago.
Vicki, I take Advair, Xoponex and Spiriva. I have COPD/ emphysema with an asthma component. I used to take Flovent 220 HFA but that has been switched for the Advair. I do well with these. Answered by Julius Murdoch 6 months ago.
Spiriva is one of the best for COPD Answered by Aracely Shives 6 months ago.
An old stand by it Theophyline also know as Theo-dur. Also prednisone. Of course there are others.... Answered by Dovie Schrauder 6 months ago.