Anyone take Azmacort?
Does anyone take Azmacort? I am going to start taking it soon because I was getting side effects from Asmanex. How well do you like it? I hear it is like the rescue inhaler. How many times a day do you use it?
Asked by Lyn Elmaghrabi 2 years ago.
Azmacort is an older inhaled steroid. It is usually taken three or four times a day. In addition, it's relatively weak. Asthmanex (I was on it for four months before being switched to Advair) is pretty strong. It is equal it 330 mcg of Flovent, as Asthmanex is only available in one strength. You would have to take a lot of Azmacort to equal that. Azmacort is an inhaler, like a rescue inhaler. It has a built-in spacer to make drug delivery more effective. The problem is that the spacer is really too small to be effective and the steroid is much weaker compared to Asthmanex. In my opinion, Azmacort is an inhaled steroid to be used for people who have been on it without problems for years. If you are being started on an inhaled steroid or switched to another, I think a newer one might be more effective. Flovent is the standard of inhaled steroids currently. It can be comparable to Asthmanex for strength. Flovent is part of Advair and I've been taking it for a while. In high doses, like Advair 500/50, I find that my stomach gets a bit upset. I take Advair 250/50 presently (similar to what you would be put on) and I'm doing well. Azmacort is usually taken three or four times a day. Flovent is taken twice a day. Asthmanex is usually taken once or twice a day. If you were put on Flovent, I think that you could take a dose comparable to Asthmanex in the same interval. If your issue is with the dry powder of Asthmanex, there are many inhaled steroids available as Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs, like rescue inhalers). Included in these are Flovent. A Flovent MDI does not have a space attached to it. You can get one separately for about $40 with a doctor's prescription. Aerochamber is a great holding chamber to use. Some models are even dishwasher safe (check instructions before trying that). Answered by Aura Kozlovsky 2 years ago.
Azmacort is not to be used as a replacement for your rescue inhaler ie albuterol. Azmacort is an inhalation steroid which reduces inflamation in the airways. You should rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after each inhalation as an infrequent side effect is the possibility of "Thrush" The Azmacort inhalation dispenser is awkward to use and tends to break easily Answered by Dortha Gosserand 2 years ago.
Azmacort and albuterol?
I have been on albuterol inhaler for a while and my doctor just added Azmacort to my list. I take Azmacort three times a day now: 10am, 5pm, 10pm. My question is.. do I still use my albuterol? If so when do I use it with the schedule I'm on with Azmacort?
Asked by Carmela Toor 2 years ago.
Azmacort is meant to prevent symptoms of asthma in the first place. it does not treat sudden symtoms of attack. Thats why you still need the albuterol, aka the rescue inhaler, which Does treat acute symptoms of asthma like an attack. The two are safe when used in combination...but everyone has an individual response to medications...so you should always be on alert for an adverse reaction when starting a new med. After you are on the azmacort for a bit, if you are someone with mild asthma, you should notice a decreased occurance in your acute asthma attacks/symtoms and therefore, most asthmatics on a drug like azmacort do not need the albuterol as often, (i hardly ever need mine for instance once i started a maintancence drug like azmacort) They usually then use the albuterol only on an as needed basis..not on a schedule which you may have been origionally on. HOWEVER: it is very important no matter how good your asthma gets that you keep an albuterol inhaler on hand in case of an emergency!!! Its sad that advair costs 200$ a month b/c when I have it, i have no asthma symptoms at all...but i dont have insurance right now. someday soon though ill be getting it :) GL! Answered by Arielle Fullilove 2 years ago.
Generally, it is safe to take the 2 together, however, it would still be best to clarify things with your doctor. Answered by Patty Mamros 2 years ago.
Side effects of Azmacort?
Does Azmacort cause mucous?
Asked by Stewart Boyl 2 years ago.
No it doesn't cause mucus. Answered by Josefa Mcdowell 2 years ago.
Triamcinolone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: * dry or irritated throat and mouth * cough * difficult or painful speech If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: * skin rash * increased difficulty breathing * white spots or sores in your mouth * swollen face, lower legs, or ankles * vision problems * cold or infection that lasts a long time * muscle weakness Answered by Phil Gorski 2 years ago.
Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, headache, sore throat, stuffy nose, or unpleasant taste in the mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: dizziness, lightheadedness, shakiness, nervousness, hoarse voice, white/sore patches in the mouth or throat, white discharge from the vagina, vaginal itching/burning, heartburn, changes in appetite, constipation, gas, menstrual period changes (e.g., delayed/irregular/absent periods), stomach/abdominal pain, back pain, fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, unusual weight gain, swelling of the ankles/feet, mental/mood changes (e.g., depression, mood swings, agitation), fever, persistent sore throat, frequent/painful urination, eye pain/discharge, earache, cough, vision changes. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. so if you are having a stuffy nose that is a side effect and well when the nose is stuffy, then you may have mucus. Answered by Kai Meidlinger 2 years ago.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: weakness, tired feeling, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss; wheezing or breathing problems after using Azmacort; skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; pain or burning when you urinate; changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist); worsening asthma symptoms. Less serious side effects may include: nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain; joint or muscle pain; dryness in your mouth, nose, or throat; white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips; stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat, cough; or hoarseness or deepened voice. Answered by Lyndon Saines 2 years ago.
ahhhhhhhhhhhh man this scared me I use to take it whats wrong what did they find out now.always something Answered by Simon Spevacek 2 years ago.
Question About Dosage Of Azmacort?
i wasnt giving a prescription due to me not having insurance he gave me samples no where does it say what im looking for
Asked by Josephina Leite 2 years ago.
About every 12 hours (give or take). So, if you get up @ 7am do it then & again @ 7pm. Also, wait about one minute between each puff. There's something about the aeorsol or whatever they use to compress it needs to settle. Answered by Eneida Pontarelli 2 years ago.
You can also call the pharmacy where you picked up your prescription. You should have had a label on the box telling you the exact dosage and times per day. Answered by Kathie Ruland 2 years ago.
Does anybody have any bad side effects to azmacort?
it's an inhaler taken for asthma
Asked by Oma Brettmann 2 years ago.
Pulmacort? The reason your doctor prescribed it is because the benefits outweigh sides. Yup. That being said, I fricken hate steroids, I'm too small to be using them, and I get the side effects that no one else gets. Depression, mood swings, it screws with your cortisone. I only weight 55 kg though, 125 lbs. Answered by Rebbeca Nilsson 2 years ago.
Medicine causing trouble again?
This summer I started taking Flovent for my asthma which had been previously only treated with albuterol. Well, the Flovent caused some pretty bad anxiety problems that got worse with time and I had to quit taking it. My doctor then had me start taking Azmacort. I had been off my Flovent for about a week and the...
Asked by Drew Shetlar 2 years ago.
This summer I started taking Flovent for my asthma which had been previously only treated with albuterol. Well, the Flovent caused some pretty bad anxiety problems that got worse with time and I had to quit taking it. My doctor then had me start taking Azmacort. I had been off my Flovent for about a week and the anxiety was basically gone and I was extremely happy because I felt like myself again. After taking the Azmacort for almost a week I started to wake up in the morning extremely nervous and now any time I eat I feel sick and my stomach gets upset for a bit (though that could be due to the stress caused by the nervousness). I know I need to call my doctor again and tell her I am having trouble with the second medicine, but I am worried that another asthma medicine will mean a new set of symptoms to deal with. Is it common for people to have problems with steroid inhalers (not sure the flovent was a steroid)? If 2 medicines caused problems is it likely that others will too? Answered by Jacques Stoodley 2 years ago.
You may not handle inhaled steroids well. When I was on Adavir (Serevent and Flovent), my stomach was upset when I rinsed and swallowed after my treatments (I'm a doofus, I know!). When I did it properly (I should have known better in the first place), my stomach was ok. After taking an inhaled steroid, it is important to gargle thoroughly and spit the water out, and to do this every time. There are a few different inhaled steroids available. If you're in the USA, there's a great one called Asthmanex. I was on that for four months and it worked well. It's a dry powder inhaler, unlike Azmacort and possibly Flovent. A different delivery device might help with side effects. I have read that inhaled steroids have fewer side effects when taken by metered dose inhaler (MDI) when given through a holding chamber (ie. Aerochamber: a clear plastic tube with a mouthpiece). Azmacort has a holding chamber build into it, but it really isn't large enough to do the job well. A dry powder inhaler like Asthmanex, Pulmicort, or Flovent diskus might be something to talk to your doctor about, if you haven't tried one like that yet. Since you were on Albuterol alone before, do you think your anxiety could be related to the change away from something you were comfortable with? Inhaled steroids also cause some strange side effects also. When I was taking them, I would blow my nose and see little spots of blood on the tissue. It was a worry for me, but I looked it up in my drug book and found that it is a normal side effect. I lived with it and didn't worry. Medication always has an information sheet with it in the package. You might find it helpful to make yourself familiar with expected side effects so that you won't be surprised by them. Answered by Noma Goodfriend 2 years ago.
I also had trouble with flovent, and yes it is a steroid. My doctor switched me to Foradil and this seemed to work. Months later I went into the hospital with respiratory failure. I have developed COPD/Emphysema. Now the doctor has me on Advair (steroid) and Spiriva. I am doing much better these days. My suggestion would be to ask your doctor about the following: Advair, Foradil, Spiriva, Singulair I hope this helps you. Answered by Lorita Wagoner 2 years ago.
What prescriptions are available for respiratory inflammation from Chicago based medical centres ?
ABRIDGED“If it is available to be prescribed, chances are that it would be available in Chicago.” Insurance recommended. Be prepared for long cues at Emergency wards – Buzz sPrimatine Mist: Over the counter medication to alleviate wheezing with side effects.Bronchodialtors: Doctor’s prescription required...
Asked by Myriam Wangstad 2 years ago.
ABRIDGED “If it is available to be prescribed, chances are that it would be available in Chicago.” Insurance recommended. Be prepared for long cues at Emergency wards – Buzz s Primatine Mist: Over the counter medication to alleviate wheezing with side effects. Bronchodialtors: Doctor’s prescription required for albuterol, proventil, ventolin, with atrovent, and inhaled steroids Advair or azmacort. Seek a physician’s attention as appropriate. (Note: Ibuprofen does not relieve respiratory inflammation.) Seek a pulmonologist or allergy doctor if frequent asthma/bronchitis is experienced.– LISA P Answered by Isreal Pitocco 2 years ago.
I'm not from the Chicago area, but I am a respiratory therapist. First of all, I have to say if you are having problems with asthma/bronchitis on a frequent basis, it is important that you find a doctor that specializes in Asthma. (like a pulmonologist or allergy doctor) The medication that I know of that is over the counter to help with wheezing is Primatine Mist. This medication can help with wheezing, but it also has side effects so read the instructions carefully. There are no over the counter medications for inflammation. Ibuprofen is a anti-inflammatory, but would not relieve inflammation caused from a respiratory disease. The best thing for you to do is find a doctor and ask them what is best for you. It is common where I am from for doctor's to prescribe a bronchodialtor such as albuterol, proventil, or ventolin, with atrovent, and prescribe an inhaled steroid such as Advair or azmacort. If a person is having a severe case of asthma or bronchitis, some doctors put patients on dose packs of a steroid called solumedrol or prednisone. Seek appropriate medical attention from a physician in your area, many physician offices have samples that they can give you of the medications. Just ask them. As far as emergency turn around times, treatment in an emergent situation depends on the response of the patient. If the patient responds quickly to the treatment, then they will spend less time in the ER. Answered by Tabitha Zelko 2 years ago.
If it is available to be prescribed, chances are that it would be available in Chicago. For these, there are a variety of antibiotics if required, inhaled bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, oral antiasthmatic and other medicines Prescriptions are normally required for the "good things". You should have insurance if you are going to be there. Turnaround times for emergency cases depends on how many others are in at the same time and how severe your symptoms are in relation to the others in the queueue at the time. Answered by Marivel Kueter 2 years ago.
Do I have adult on set asthma?
Forgot to add that coughing almost always leads to me spitting out very thick, clear sputum. The sputum is only yellow after naps or sleep.
Asked by Darlena Kapoor 2 years ago.
I got a really bad flu and was really sick for about a week (high fever, fatigue). After the flu passed, I began to cough violently all day. After a week, it was usually more coughing at night. By week 3, it was getting much better with mild cough at night. It's been about a month and a few days now since I had this cough, and it is getting worse. Now I have violent coughs with wheezing and constricted lungs. Went to Doctor several times and this past Monday, he tested me and said I probably have asthma. Albuterol helps me a lot with wheezing so I cough a lot less. Azmacort doesn't really do anything for me (that I can notice). I was wondering if I really have adult on set asthma. To give you some more info. I have been smoking for 11 years, but I smoke around 8 light cigarettes a day. I have mild coughs throughout the day. Most of my violent outbreaks occur at night and in the morning after I wake up. Whenever I wake up from a nap or night of sleep, I always cough up yellow sputum. Answered by Faustina Railsback 2 years ago.
It's probably not so much adult onset as smoking onset asthma. Certainly any lung damage, like smoking, can cause bronchial constriction and inflammation. The inflammation causes the sputum to accumulate in your bronchii, of course your lungs don't like it much and you cough it out. The Azmacort reduces inflammation, so is more of a long term medication, the Albuterol is your "emergency" inhaler that does quick bronchodilation. It will become less and less effective if you have more and more inflammation ( if you don't use the Azmacort). Time to quit smoking, as continuing to smoke will not only trigger your asthma but also complicate it by adding emphysema or COPD to your issues. Answered by Sebrina Kindrick 2 years ago.
Thats not asthma, thats bronchitis. I got the flu back in March for the first time, and right after that cleared up I developed bronchitis (which I already get very easily, at least once a year usually). With bronchitis, the cough can last forever X_X Especially the night coughing being worse. Even if you don't normally wheeze, you will if you have bronchitis and you're coughing a lot. You also have a lot of drainage, which is typical with bronchitis or just regular sinus irritation. Clear sputum is exactly what I hack up with bronchitis or a sinus infection, and yellow is more common after sleeping. Recently, just about everyone who has gotten the flu has had something to go along with it afterwards, weither it be bronchitis, pneumonia, pluracy, etc. And you already have the coughing from smoking. Smokers will already cough more when they're sick (when my grandpa gets bronchitis or a sinus infection, his cough is MUCH worse then his usual cough from smoking). Don't freak out :) You're just sick. Bronchitis takes a much longer time to get out of your system then colds or the flu. Answered by Tonie Sulecki 2 years ago.
The only way to be sure that it is asthma is by having the doctor order a complete PFT. Pulmonary Function Test. This will test your lungs, their capacity, how fast you can blow the air out of your lungs, etc. Then you will get a dose of albuterol and they will test your lungs again. If their is a specific percentage of improvement then you would have asthma. If not, no asthma. However, if the test were to show that you do not have normal lung functions, it can also show the beginning signs of emphysema. So get the test, don't let anyone, not even an MD tell you you have asthma without that test. It would only be a guess. Answered by Harriette Menor 2 years ago.
Trust your doctor, or get another opinion, but it sounds like bronchitis, or a pulmonary condition in the alveoli of the lungs. Answered by Ivonne Crimmins 2 years ago.
Why am I hoarse and have lots of phlegm? No cold symptoms.?
I'm on Azmacort and Albuterol when needed. Could this be the cause? Is there more to wory about?
Asked by Barb Heimer 2 years ago.
sounds like a sinus infection/and or alergy causing drainedge to your throat and making you hoarse.just my oppinion.my doctor just put me on a 5 day antibiotic treatment and a 6 day treatment of methyiprednisolone pills for the same thing. Answered by Shon Spyres 2 years ago.
go get checked out, sounds like sinus infection, and it most likely is if you're waking up with a stuffed nose, snot that isnt clear etc Answered by Maira Resendez 2 years ago.
why would a doctor choose QVAR instead of Azmacort to help control asthma symptoms? I undstand they both do the same thing?
Asked by Anglea Hjort 2 years ago.
there r different drugs with different mechanism and effcts,,,and also the choice of drug dependt on the type or grade of disease Answered by Ethelyn Blyth 2 years ago.