Albuterol + Broncho Saline ?
Well I have been using this combonation for my asthma for years, I understand what the albuterol dose but what dose the broncho saline make it do in conjunction it?
Asked by Loren Lovet 2 years ago.
I will try and answer the best I can .. this is really a technical question about the ability of the nebulizer to deliver efficiently .... The saline provides a large volume of fluid in your nebulizer ..... which allows you to receive the most percentage of the drug (Albuterol) your taking .... Now ... the technical part is ... the type of nebulizer you use ... if you use a acorn nebulizer ... the nebulizer has what we call "dead volume" ... that is the drug that is left over in the "cup" that will not nebulize in a particular droplet size to filter down in the airway to be effective .... it could be as high as 1 ml .... So ... lets say ... if you have 0.5 ml of Albuterol (2.5 mg of active drug) + 3 ml of Broncho Saline ... you will have 3.5 ml of diluted drug ... but will only receive 2.5 ml .... which is only 1.78 mg of active drug ... so you do not fully get your dose ..... the fact that a 1 ml your nebulizer will not nebulize efficiently .. putting just the Albuterol in the cup would be a losing proposition .. since their is only 0.5 ml of solution ... this is why you add the diluent (Broncho Saline) NOTE: When you hear your neb sputtering ... this is when the particles become larger and inefficient in delivering the drug .... If you are using the AeroNeb or another similar type nebulizer ... which I hope is this case ... you will get I higher proportion of the drug .... because it is a more efficient system Answered by Elba Schnure 2 years ago.
Broncho Saline Answered by Zetta Antonetty 2 years ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Albuterol + Broncho Saline ? Well I have been using this combonation for my asthma for years, I understand what the albuterol dose but what dose the broncho saline make it do in conjunction it? Answered by Kathleen Wobig 2 years ago.
for the albuterol it should have come with a dropper. if you don't have a dropper with it then you want about 1/2cc if your using a syringe. And as for the saline you want between 2 and 3cc. its a matter of if 2cc of saline and the albuterol irritates your lungs to a point of a sore throat from coughing then try using 3cc to dilute the albuterol. I have Cystic fibrosis and thats what my doctors have always told me. Answered by Malcolm Hammerly 2 years ago.
The saline just makes enough volume in order to actually get a treatment. A half cc (or ml) wouldn't take very long, and you actually don't get much of the medicine nebulized. The saline lengthens the treatment so you can actually get the med. Answered by Katelin Reineccius 2 years ago.
Broncho Saline is a sterile saline solution (0.9%) for the dilution of concentrated medications used for oral inhalation. Answered by Lorna Mckellips 2 years ago.
14 year old cat with lung fibroids, possibly cancerous?
My 14 year old cat lost over two pounds in less than two months. I took him to the vet, who did a complete blood panel (everything was normal), and took chest x-rays, because I mentioned that he had been coughing. The lung x-rays showed fibroids in his lungs, but my vet was reluctant to say it was definitely...
Asked by Trinidad Sharf 2 years ago.
My 14 year old cat lost over two pounds in less than two months. I took him to the vet, who did a complete blood panel (everything was normal), and took chest x-rays, because I mentioned that he had been coughing. The lung x-rays showed fibroids in his lungs, but my vet was reluctant to say it was definitely cancer. He gave him antibiotics(in case the fibroids were secondary to an infection), and prednesone. Two weeks later I took him back to be x-rayed again, and his lungs looked the same. So, basically my vet told me he wasn't sure what was going on, but as long as my cat was acting better (he was at that point), then I should keep giving him the prednesone. Fast forward another week & he's not doing better, and has started sneezing. His eyes aren't watery, and his nose is not snotty except right after he sneezes. Has anybody had a cat with similar symptoms? I just want to know what is wrong with my cat, and what, if anything, I can do to help him. I understand that he's old, and maybe it's almost his time to go. If that's the case, then I'll let him go because I don't want him to suffer. I just don't know what to do. I've tried searching the internet, but there's vague information about feline lung cancer, and I don't know what else it could be. Thanks. Answered by Earnest Pankiw 2 years ago.
Are you sure that your vet didn't say "nodules"? Fibroids aren't a disease that I can find in any of my veterinary texts or sites. Steroids like prednisone can cause animals to feel better. They improve appetite and can even help with some cancers (particularly leukemia), but they are also immunosuppressive, which can make him more susceptible to other diseases. Many cats have subclinical viral rhinitis ("colds" that are kept suppressed by the immune system), and steroids can make those pop up to the point of showing symptoms. With a 14 year old cat with lung nodules, there is very little you can do if it is cancer. Chemotherapy could help, but it is very expensive and not likely to be rewarding if the the disease is very advanced. Primary cancer in the lung (cancer that comes from lung cells) is somewhat rare in animals. The most common reason for cancer to be in the lung is as a metastasis from another location in the body. If some other cancer is already metastasizing to the lungs, there isn't much you can do. Common cancers in feline lungs are chondrosarcoma (cartilage), osteosarcoma (bone), lymphoma (white blood cells), hemangiosarcoma (blood vessels), as well as your pulmonary carcinoma (primary lung cell carcinoma). If your cat starts having odd nodules on his toes, this can be an indication of lung cancer. However, it sounds like your cat has had this for more than two months, there isn't much change, and he isn't dead yet (YAY!!!). This is good, as it means his problem is less likely to be cancer. Infections, especially fungal infections, are also possible causes for nodules on radiographs (x-ray films). Additionally, asthma and heartworms (cats get them too!) can cause some abnormal changes that will show up. Other worms can have stages that migrate through the lungs and cause nodules and lung problems. Fungus almost never clears by itself, it MUST be treated. There are some other additional diagnostics that can be done: - the test for Cryptococcus, the most common fungal disease in cats is very accurate - Broncho-alveolar Lavage (BAL) - this is done under anesthesia and involves squirting some saline into the lungs and sucking it back out to see what kinds of cells it has. This can show some fungal disease, infections, inflammatory processes and cancer, but it doesn't always pick them up. - Fine needle aspirate - this can be dangerous in the lungs, and your veterinarian will tell you if this is an option. It involves sticking a needle into the nodules and taking out some of the cells to look at under a microscope. In the lungs it is done with an ultrasound machine to guide the needle. - Fecal exam/deworming - CAREFUL, the exam is harmless, but there are risks to treating if there are worms in the lungs. Some worms will cause a severe allergic-type reaction when they die. Ideally, you will talk to your veterinarian, and if he tells you either a) the lung problems are "fibroids" or b) your cat has cancer without performing additional tests, then you should seek a second opinion. You may want to seek a second opinion now. I know times are tough and money may be tight, so I understand if all you can afford is trying to keep him comfortable during his mystery disease. It's hard to lose a friend, and the fact that you are willing to let him go if he is suffering tells me that you are a wonderful person for putting his comfort above your own. I'm sorry you both are going through this; there are no easy answers. If it comes time to let him go, many vets are willing to do an autopsy ("necropsy" in animals) to try to find out what the disease was. Some find this to be closure, and some want to make it easier for the disease to be identified in the future. If this is something that could bring you comfort, please consider it whenever the time comes (hopefully in a long time down the road). Answered by Isidra Jedrey 2 years ago.
Fibroids In Lungs Answered by Cherri Pod 2 years ago.
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i honestly don't know what to tell you, i've never experienced it. but Prednisone DOES cause bad side effects. My dog took it (she has cancer) and she has gained around 20lbs in 3 months (no i am not feeding her that much) and it caused an infection in her eyes ADD: Just be sure that your cat is not on the Prednisone for a long period of time. If you notice anything that's not normal (behavior has changed, vomiting, eyes look swollen, etc.) take him to the vet asap. Answered by Mira Curb 2 years ago.
My roommate is having some minor trouble breathing right now. It doesn’t appear to be an anxiety, and Vicks Vapor Rub seems to be of some help. Any ideas as fair as additional over-the-counter/home remedies? Hugs, PennyAnn
Asked by Otto Krishun 2 years ago.
Penny, I'm not sure what you're describing because you mention thinking about anxiety (and ruling it out), but treated it with Vaporub. I can't tell if this is more like a cold/sinus issue or more like a mild asthma attack. I'll try to address both. It depends how serious the breathing problems are. If there is serious difficulty, a trip to the emergency room may be in order. I'm assuming however it is more minor as your first thought was Vick's Vaporub. There are no OTC asthma meds available anymore. However, caffeine is a broncho-dilator so coffee or tea may help. Warm liquids, including soups, also have some decongestant effects. If the problem is stuffiness, a salt water wash rinsed through the nostrils may ease the situation. You can prepare a very mildly warm solution (for comfort) or pre-made nasal solutions can be purchased OTC at most grocery or drug stores. You should have a choice between saline only or saline with other active medications. Any sinus, flu, cold or allergy med with a decongestant will also help to clear the nostrils, but some are now restricted because of the anti-meth laws and can only be purchased from the pharmacist even thought they are technically still OTC. Steam treatments are often recommended and are very helpful in clearing both the lungs and sinuses. The warm steam will also act as a mild broncho-dilator. Many people find the warm, wet air easier to breath. It is also generally recommended to push liquids when experiencing sinus problems. The liquid helps the body thin out the mucous and deal with out. And last, but not least, it may not be palatable to your roommate right now, but as we all know spices, peppers, etc. have a noticeable effect clearing nostrils. If your roommate doesn't know the cause of this issue, it may well be worth a visit to a doctor or clinic. Best wishes and I hope this helps. Answered by Amie French 2 years ago.
Depends on what is causing it. Sometimes steam from the bath/shower helps open the breathing passage and lungs. Take note, it COULD be an allergy. There are a lot of things that my adult daughter suddenly became allergic to that will swell her throat closed, causing her to lose her ability to breath. Answered by Alejandra Thome 2 years ago.
It could be caused by a number of things. I would try a humidifier, if that doesnt clear it up then she may have the beginning of a chest cold. Answered by Rick Kreiman 2 years ago.
It could be the start of the flu, there is a great deal of it going around right now. Answered by Usha Desanty 2 years ago.