Can someone please advise me on what and how to use this. I already use albuterol.?
Atrovent HFA ipratropium bromide HFA
Asked by Noreen Dettor 6 months ago.
Both are used the same , If you don't already have a spacer pick one up at your local drug store . This helps you get much more of the medicine you need into your lungs. When not using a spacer which is just a clear chamber with a mouth piece in one end and a hole which holds the medication container as you inhale , much of the medication just sticks to the back of your throat as it comes out the nozzle about 70 miles an hour so before you can inhale it , it's on your throat and of no use , so best to use with the spacer. Answered by Georgie Sedgwick 6 months ago.
Just take two puffs as you do the albuterol. Albuterol opens your big air ways. Atrovent opens up your small airways in your lungs. Be sure and rinse month with water after each use. Answered by Vashti Espinosa 6 months ago.
Your best route for an answer is to talk with your doctor or pharmacist. However ipratropium bromide is avaliable in the vials like albuterol and can be mixed together in your neb for emergencies. I dont know how extreme you breathing problems are but if its interests you, you should talk with your doctor. Answered by Dustin Brom 6 months ago.
Is Atrovent HFA inhaler steroid or non-steroid?
Asked by Phillip Marville 6 months ago.
It is an anticholinergic bronchodilator. No steroid in it at all. Answered by Luna Lallemand 6 months ago.
Atrovent Hfa Inhaler Answered by Rolande Trebbe 6 months ago.
I have asthma, see more?
I was placed on Atrovent HFA. Now my question is why did not my doctor; who is a breathing doctor, not give me a back up rescue inhaler. The Atrovent helps greatly. But what if one has asevere asthma attack???? I have been calling in to this doctors office and have been getting nowhere. and usually you have...
Asked by Tania Beagle 6 months ago.
I was placed on Atrovent HFA. Now my question is why did not my doctor; who is a breathing doctor, not give me a back up rescue inhaler. The Atrovent helps greatly. But what if one has a severe asthma attack???? I have been calling in to this doctors office and have been getting no where. and usually you have to return every couple months, well i was told that i do not have to return. I do not get it. Answered by Tomas Chauarria 6 months ago.
What I find strange, is that that particular drug is not used for asthma. It is used to treat bronchitis (Which is what I have) and emphysema. (Its said to be used at the discretion of your doctor for whatever your doctor thinks it will work for, but honestly, your doctor doesn't sound very smart) I would suggest finding another doctor. One that will give you an inhaler. ANYONE with asthma should have an inhaler on them at all times. Also, this ISNT supposed to be used for athsma, where you need immediate results. "Ipratropium(that's Atrovent HFA) inhalation aerosol should not be used to treat acute breathing problems where rapid results are required (AKA. Athsma)" Answered by Thao Dozar 6 months ago.
My brother is an asthmatic and after ten years his bronchial asthma has proven no signal of making improvements to. He has been to a couple of medical professionals however they did not support so much. If you desire a established, all-usual method to therapy your bronchial asthma, with no need to pay for vain medicinal drugs with detrimental part-results, then that is the major web page you'll be able to ever learn. Answered by Stephen Landeros 6 months ago.
I also have asthma My doctor also gave me that inhaler also I have one to carry around with me for emergencies . My advice to you is that you should make an appt with your doctor or find another doctor that can help Answered by Odis Spellane 6 months ago.
inhaler can short your life, this is sure thing, i suggestion is use herbs, "EZair " capsule, can help you, my friend and my dog CC use EZair capsule, real help, and herb "SoupA" can make your lung more strong, so you can totally of that problem. Answered by Goldie Schuckert 6 months ago.
Asthma is not in control?
I was placed on atrovent HFA for my asthma, i feel as though it is not in control, i also believe that i should have a rescue inhaler, i will be soon getting a new family doc, and need to address my needsi have been keeping track of my peak flow readings , and i have not been in the 300's mostly stick...
Asked by Eleonore Strazza 6 months ago.
I was placed on atrovent HFA for my asthma, i feel as though it is not in control, i also believe that i should have a rescue inhaler, i will be soon getting a new family doc, and need to address my needs i have been keeping track of my peak flow readings , and i have not been in the 300's mostly stick in the 200 range, and the highest is about 280... I hear myself wheeze. I have atril fibulation so i have to watch the inhalers that are out . But I need help, please Answered by Vilma Satter 6 months ago.
WOW! It is definitely not under control. Unless you are only 12 years old, your peak flow level should be more in the 400's.This probably means that you need to switch your medications to something that works better for you. Talk to your doctor and have them help you get your asthma under control. Maybe you could try Advair discus. That is what I take and it works well for me. You could also try QVAR (Beclometasone dipropionate), it works very well too! Answered by Garfield Helt 6 months ago.
Try dissolving a pinch (1/8 tsp) of salt on your tongue and washing it down with 16 oz of water (it can be done doing 8 oz, salt, 8 oz if you prefer - whichever is easier. Just be sure to do it within 5 minutes). It's no joke - salt is vital for proper lung function. Asthma is a symptom of dehydration. When you don't drink enough water, the body's drought management system kicks in to conserve water. To do this, it needs to close off areas where it senses a leak. We lose about a quart of water each day through respiration. The body senses this as valuable water being lost, so it tightens up the water leading to the lungs, making it harder to breathe. Increasing the water and salt intake should be on a regular, forced basis, and not by relying on your thirst. People start losing their perception of thirst at around 20 years old. But we're seeing this happening in our younger people today because addictive soft drinks that cause dehydration are much more easily accessible than they were decades ago. By the time you recognize your thirst, dehydration is already being felt somewhere in the body. Click on the link below to learn how to correct your dehydration. Following this on a full-time basis will relieve your asthma symptoms for good. Answered by Doloris Coulthard 6 months ago.
do not use inhaler without your doctor guidlines. go to doctor is the best Answered by Gerardo Vidales 6 months ago.
Albuterol vs. Ventolin?
The albuterol I'm using is ProAir. The kind I took as a kid didn't make me feel this speedy unless I had a lot of it.
Asked by Meghann Mabie 6 months ago.
I have had asthma all my life. When I was a kid, I had to have a rescue inhaler around me nearly all the time. About fifteen years ago, a doctor put me on Flovent once a day and my asthma has been under control ever since. However, I occasionally (rarely) still need a rescue inhaler (long hikes, smoggy days, etc.) from time to time. But when I use Albuterol (the stuff I used as a kid) I feel like a heart attack is imminent and/or I am going to have a panic attack! But Ventolin doesn't do this... isn't it the same stuff? Answered by Fay Saporita 6 months ago.
Proair Vs Ventolin Answered by Morris Orosz 6 months ago.
Ventolin Vs Proair Answered by Melba Hibberd 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Albuterol vs. Ventolin? I have had asthma all my life. When I was a kid, I had to have a rescue inhaler around me nearly all the time. About fifteen years ago, a doctor put me on Flovent once a day and my asthma has been under control ever since. However, I occasionally (rarely) still need a rescue inhaler (long hikes,... Answered by Jeremy Rockenbaugh 6 months ago.
I have a question. Ventolin consistently causes my 6 year old son to have much more trouble breathing. His airway closes off and coughs more than he would without it. When he uses Albuterol it works right away and he can breath. Why would this happen if they are exactly the same? Answered by Kandra Ocha 6 months ago.
Ventolin = Proair = Albuterol. Albuterol is the generic, the other two are brand names. The poster above me is talking about the switch to HFA's instead of CFC's in the MDI propellent. This is good, as HFA's allow for a smaller partical size which means more deposition in your lungs. If you are using the new HFA type of Albuterol MDI you might be getting 'jumpy' because you are getting a lot more of the medication in your lungs then you used to and thus you are getting a bigger B1 side-effect. Answered by Maria Mons 6 months ago.
Ventolin is a brand name of albuterol. Answered by Akilah Warmbrod 6 months ago.
How does Asthalin compare to Ventolin as far as results and side effects? Answered by Sudie Dadey 6 months ago.
New Asthma Inhalers?
I use an Advair diskus to control my asthma already. But every once in a while I'll get a flare up (from walking up the tons of stairs at school or from cleaning and dusting) and this new inhaler doesn't help me very easily and it takes a long time for me to get over it.
Asked by Cary Beresik 6 months ago.
Okay so they made us who need inhalers switch to those new HFA Albuterol inhalers and frankly, they suck. The medicine doesn't come out well enough and it doesn't help me when I'm having an attack. Do you really think my little inhaler was destroying the ozone layer? Is the ozone layer more important than my ability to breathe? I personally think it's a bunch of bull. What do you think? Answered by Dusty Slimko 6 months ago.
My brother is an asthmatic and after ten years his asthma has shown no sign of improving. He has been to several doctors but they didn't help much. If you want a proven, all-natural way to cure your asthma, without having to pay for useless medications with harmful side-effects, then this is the most important page you'll ever read. Answered by Kelli Langowski 6 months ago.
In the identify of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All reward and thanks are as a result of Allah, and peace and benefits be upon His Messenger. With reference to your query, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, former president of the ISNA and member of the Fiqh Council of North the us, solutions: "the usage of an inhaler for the duration of fasting is permissible because the inhaler most effective provides some moisture; it does not contain the taking in of any liquid or meals through the mouth. Even when we take a breath, we absorb some moisture into our throats and that doesn't wreck our rapid. Consequently, in any identical method, the usage of an inhaler is permissible." The late Saudi student Sheikh Abdul-`Azeez Ibn Baz (could Allah bless his soul), stated in one of his fatwas: "using inhaler is permissible in case of necessity, based on the verse: "… and He has already made simple to you what He has forbidden to you-- excepting what you're compelled to…" (Al-An`am 119) it is usually permissible considering the fact that it does now not resemble food or drink; it is much like undergoing a blood experiment or taking non-dietary injections." Answered by Lorenzo Vigue 6 months ago.
I was allergic to the propellant in the old one. The HSA is much better so I don't think the ozone layer was the reason they switched. None of those little canisters work for me so inhaler does not work, I have to use a nebuilzer. If you are not getting relief, call your doctor for his/her suggestions. Answered by Julie Ianniello 6 months ago.
I think it's crap too, there are so many other things they could go after and they go after a much needed widely used asthma med? Answered by Jaime Bayhonan 6 months ago.
Please help me with these asthma inhalers?
I was using ventolin AFA inhaler- it has swollen my face and also my body has become fat- I mentioned it to doctors-they do not seem to care- Now I have been given Atrovent HFA inhaler to take 3 times-2 puffs everyday- but my face is swelling- the doctors say may be I am eating too much- I told them I dont eat...
Asked by Signe Cataline 6 months ago.
I was using ventolin AFA inhaler- it has swollen my face and also my body has become fat- I mentioned it to doctors-they do not seem to care- Now I have been given Atrovent HFA inhaler to take 3 times-2 puffs everyday- but my face is swelling- the doctors say may be I am eating too much- I told them I dont eat much-I just eat 3 meals-1/2 cup of rice and vegetables and very rarely eat meat since I dont like meat. but the doctors dont seem to beleive and I could see my face is swolletn- even somebody who had seen me when I came to USA for the first time -it is 5 years now said "are you body building" and you cheeks looks healthy(puffed up), that is when I noticed in the mirrror-because I had a little baby and busy studying _ never payed attention for my body and my face. Swelling of face and increase in body weight had occured to me when I was 16 when some quack in my country had given two tablets -ventolin and another I dont remember to take and I was on them for three months- my father showed it to another doctor and the doctor" asked to stop it immediately as it was steroids and that is why the swelling of face and increased body weight. I am allergic to steroids- the doctors say these inhalers do not have steroid-I asked them why is it swelling and the doctor said " I don't know" I even told them that in the leaflet that comes with medication-it is said :" if there is swelling in the face -you need to consult your doctor immediately" Please can somebody tell if swelling of the face and body weight occured to any of you and why these inhalers are causing my face to swell and my body is getting fat. ? Thankyou for your time Answered by Dominick Wankel 6 months ago.
weight gain is not a side effect of either drug. Neither are sweriods. You may need to see a asthma specialist who is also an allergist. Answered by Lashawn Montis 6 months ago.
your probably allergic to the inhaler, i've got asthma too. Go to the ER not the clinic, they might help u a bit more? You need to see a doctor though, and that's for sure. Just go to the ER and im pretty sure they'll help you! Answered by Raphael Myrck 6 months ago.
Are there any asthmatics out there using the new inhalers of albuterol?
Are you using the new inhalers like proair and the new proventil. Are you feeling any relief from your asthma using these new inhalers. If so write back to me about your experience. I want to know if other asthmatics share the same ailments from these new inhalers. What can you share with me and the other fellow...
Asked by Danial Lescavage 6 months ago.
Are you using the new inhalers like proair and the new proventil. Are you feeling any relief from your asthma using these new inhalers. If so write back to me about your experience. I want to know if other asthmatics share the same ailments from these new inhalers. What can you share with me and the other fellow asthmatics out there? Your answers will be greatly appreciated. Answered by Parthenia Holzerland 6 months ago.
I use Ratiopharm Salbutamol HFA (Albuterol) and that's what I've had since being diagnosed a year ago with asthma. I find that the nozzle gets white stuff on it so the spray isn't very effective after about ten puffs or so. The fix is easy. I just take my MDI can off and run water through the inhaler body for a few seconds to wash the residue out of the nozzle. When using my inhaler by itself, I normally take two puffs, but can take up to four safely. After about six I start to shake. I've had some scary times with my asthma and given myself three treatments (six puffs) back to back with my Salbutamol. With the inhaler by itself, I start to shake after six puffs. I recently was issued a valved holding chamber (a spacer). Two puffs with the spacer make me shake significantly. If I wasn't a Respiratory Therapist, I would be concerned by it. My inhaler works immensely better with the spacer than it ever did without it. Now, I take one puff through the spacer so that I get the bronchodilation but don't shake. That thing gives you bang for your medication! If you don't have a spacer, you should look into getting one. Ask your doctor next time you are in for an appointment. It is easy to use and inexpensive, but makes a huge difference in how effective your inhaler will actually be. Being a Respiratory Therapist, I have given many, many MDI treatments to patients. Combivent was the last CFC inhaler (and a completely different story as to why it isn't made any more). It worked in a similar manner as HFA Albuterol or Atrovent. I didn't really see any huge differences when giving them with a spacer. Are you using the closed-mouth method when you give yourself Albuterol without a spacer? If so, your uvula is getting a lot of Albuterol, but little of it will be making it into your lungs. I was taught the open-mouth method. Open-mouth method: * open mouth wide * hold inhaler 2-4 cm away from your mouth, aiming it into your mouth * exhale completely * actuate inhaler while taking a slow deep breath in * breath hold for 5 - 10 seconds * wait about a minute between puffs, if more than one is needed I have seen many different information packages for patients showing the closed-mouth method at my hospital, none at all for the open-mouth method. I'm a fairly new RT, so I think the older RTs don't know the difference. Using a spacer with your inhaler is still far superior than trying to give yourself medication without one. Personally, I think that using the old method of having your lips around the inhaler mouth piece and using an HFA inhaler is the problem. If you were to try the open-mouth method or a spacer, with regular cleaning of the nozzle, you would likely have better results. Remember, complaining about it really won't help anything. CFC Albuterol is gone forever and won't be coming back. Health care providers and patients seem to need re-education about how to use the HFA inhalers without a spacer. However, if you don't have a spacer, get one. It makes a big difference. Answered by Else Tredwell 6 months ago.
I used to apply albuterol, even nonetheless that's no longer made to guard the ambience. Now they have proventil. i've got self belief that albuterol works greater valuable than proventil, even nonetheless it ought to be in common terms a concept in the event that they have the comparable med. Answered by Debera Lambie 6 months ago.
I'm on Pulmicort which is a turbo inhaler that helps to treat asthma. It can't be used in emergencies like albuterol, but because of it I haven't needed my albuterol in months! I would stick with albuterol though...I think its the best fast acting inhaler. I was on salbutamol for a bit, but after few months of using it, it stopped working in emergencies. That's why I got a prescription to treat the asthma in addition to fast acting albuterol. Answered by Temple Wildrick 6 months ago.
yes i am taking take along with my nebilizer at night but i have some gain weight with that new inhaler and after i take it it makes me cough of course but sometimes i wanna throw up..When i do have attack it takes more to get me back then the orginal albuterol.. Answered by Donette Heddleson 6 months ago.
Asthma inhalers that don't contain sulfate?
To Matt and Sam, please research before you post. Not all albuterol and xopenex has sulfate, just the hfa versions. They actually have two comletely different chemical compounds.Albuterol Sulfate: (C13H21NO3)2·H2SO4http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/albut1.htmAlbuterol:...
Asked by Dann Boulger 6 months ago.
As far as I know, all Albuterol products contain sulfates, even the nebulized solution. It is called "Albuterol Sulfate" for a reason. It is a sulfate. The switch to HFA didn't affect this... it's the chemical composition of the medication. If you don't want that, you should probably consider an Anti-cholinergic drug like Atrovent (Ipatropium Bromide). Good luck to you. Answered by Bruno Rubal 6 months ago.
If your having trouble with the sulfate then you need to ask Dr for a different drug I know the CFC's gave me problems, If I took albuterol via a nebulizer I didn't have as many problems I believe that Xopenex might be a valid replacement Ask your DR. Answered by Debbie Freiheit 6 months ago.
All albuterol contains sulfate. Its part of the medication make up. Xopenex is a new version of albuterol. Known as Levalbuterol, Xopenex has sulfate too. Answered by Socorro Bevelle 6 months ago.
I feel your pain. I've had asthma for 14 years now and have seen several doctors. The truth is, there is no known cure for asthma at the moment. But the symptoms can be prevented. It really depends on what causes your brother's asthma. Mine is usually dust and hot weather. But I think the universal method is using the control inhaler. I cured my Asthma the natural way? Answered by Genesis Vilar 6 months ago.
Hi, I don't have a direct answer to your question but I just wanted to maybe point you to something that may help. I have this book " The Asthma Sourcebook". I have severe asthma and this book has a lot of helpful information. There is a section on sulfates but it doesn't list any medications. Answered by Valentine Penfold 6 months ago.
CFC is chloro floro carbon, a gasoline that replaced into frequently (must be) used as a propellent, and is shown to be unfavorable to the ozone layer. CFC-unfastened is a good element. Your "lungs" would harm for variuos motives. many times, lungs do no longer harm (whether they are able to!). generally it is the accessory muscle tissues taht harm from theneed to help in respiration. i might touch the wellbeing care expert taht clinically determined your allergies and prescribed the inhaler. Make a persist with-up appointment, and until the appointment, take the inhaler as directed. Answered by Huey Willenbring 6 months ago.
sophisticated step. try searching into yahoo and bing. it could actually help! Answered by Francie Crowden 6 months ago.