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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 012339/007.

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"BRONKOMETER" is the commercial name of a drug composed of ISOETHARINE MESYLATE.


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Would an inhaler for asthma raise your blood alcohol level???
i meant with a breathalizer i read on a web site that inhalers contain alcohol and when you use it before you take a breathalizer the alcohol doesnt go into your system it remains on in your air ways and comes off as alcohol on a breathalizer Asked by Maya Khalaf 2 years ago.

Sorry, guys. Blood alcohol, no. Breath alcohol, yes. (inhalers are steroids? I guess so. Unless they're short acting beta agonists, or long acting beta agonists, or etc., etc.). Xopenex, ProAir and Proventil all have between 10-14% alcohol by weight. In one study: Asthmatics: too drunk to drive? The time curve of exhaled ethanol levels after use of Salamol in normal subjects Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, 27-October-2006, Vol 119 No 1244 "Abstract Salamol®, a new chlorofluorocarbon-free metered dose inhaler (MDI) containing salbutamol with small amounts of ethanol as a co-solvent, has been introduced in New Zealand. We evaluated the effect of breath alcohol levels after two inhalations from this MDI, and plotted a time-response curve. We tested 16 healthy volunteers. The breath alcohol levels rose to 1932 mcg/L immediately after inhalation with a standardised technique. We concluded that in all normal subjects their breath test was negative after 3 minutes, and at least a 5 minute wait post Salamol inhalation is necessary before roadside breath testing should be undertaken, otherwise a failed breath test is likely." Salamol is made by Ivax and is identical to or damn close to ProAir. Salbutamol=albuterol. There are a few similar peer-reviewed papers if you look. This is old news. : Ann Emerg Med. 1995 May;25(5):608-11.Click here to read Elevation of breath ethanol measurements by metered-dose inhalers. Gomez HF, Moore L, McKinney P, Phillips S, Guven H, Brent J. Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver General Hospital, University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center, USA. STUDY OBJECTIVE: Metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) may contain as much as 38% ethanol. We evaluated the effects of ethanol-containing MDIs on breath alcohol testing. DESIGN: Prospective, single-blind, crossover, controlled study. PARTICIPANTS: Three healthy male volunteers 29 to 36 years old. INTERVENTION: We studied three brands: Tornalate, (38% ethanol), Bronkometer, (30% ethanol), and Alupent, (0% ethanol). The effects of each MDI on breath and blood ethanol measurements were evaluated separately. Two puffs of each brand of MDI were administered. Breath ethanol measurements were obtained at baseline and .25, .5, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 10 minutes after MDI use. Blood ethanol measurements were obtained at baseline and 1 and 10 minutes after MDI use. RESULTS: Overall, Tornalate had the highest breath ethanol readings, with a mean ethanol level of 189 mg/dL recorded just after MDI use. Breath ethanol levels subsequently decreased rapidly over time. Mean breath ethanol concentrations were lower after the use of Bronkometer and undetectable after the use of Alupent. Blood ethanol levels were undetectable at all times tested. CONCLUSION: MDIs may cause elevations of breath alcohol above the legal criteria for intoxication. These effects are transient and may be prevented by a 10-minute interval between the use of an MDI and breath alcohol testing. Answered by Lola Jurgens 2 years ago.

The bartender obviously did not know what he was talking about. Even having served the guy, presumably, he really has no idea how much alcohol the guy had in his bloodstream. There is no way at .38 anybody would be up and walking around, talking. Just not possible. At .38% BAC, the guy would at most be laying on the ground, unconscious, having difficulty breathing and urinating on himself... AT 0.30–0.39 percent: behavior: * Severe Depression * Unconsciousness * Death Possible impairment: * Bladder Function * Breathing * Heart Rate Greater than 0.40 percent: behavior: * Unconsciousness * Death impairment: * Breathing * Heart Rate Answered by Lillie Korwin 2 years ago.

No it will not ... very few inhalers have alcohol to any significant level ... the only one that comes to mind is tornalate .... Answered by Fredric Bossie 2 years ago.

Mick Parker and Roland Lewis asked the same question. You should read their answers side by side. Answered by Charlie Dollahite 2 years ago.

Of course not. That's just stupid. Answered by Alia Bencomo 2 years ago.

inhalers are steriods... so you be the judge? Answered by Daniel Sperduti 2 years ago.

Not at all. Answered by Devorah Kazanjian 2 years ago.

Ihave bronco spams what can i do?
My bronchitis, supous is an alergis of some bactirias but then ( my doctor) do not faund what it is. I wanted to know what may this to me? Asked by Tristan Declark 2 years ago.

Bronchospasm is a temporary narrowing of the bronchi (airways into the lungs) caused by contraction of the muscles in the lung walls, by inflammation of the lung lining, or by a combination of both. This contraction and relaxation is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Contraction may also be caused by the release of substances during an allergic reaction. The most common cause of bronchospasm is asthma, though other causes include respiratory infection, chronic lung disease (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis), anaphylactic shock, or an allergic reaction to chemicals. The bronchial muscle goes into a state of tight contraction (bronchospasm), which narrows the diameter of the bronchus. The mucosa becomes swollen and inflamed which further reduces the bronchial diameter. In addition, bronchial glands produce excessive amounts of very sticky mucus which is difficult to cough out and which may form plugs in the bronchus, further obstructing the flow of air. When bronchi become obstructed, greater pressures are needed to push air through them in order to meet the body's requirement for oxygen. This requires greatly increased muscular effort. Breathing during bronchospasm requires more effort than normal breathing. The excessive amounts of sticky mucus caught in the bronchi are highly irritating, and often trigger coughing. Treatment of Bronchospasm Beta2-agonists relax airway smooth muscle and may modulate mediator release from mast cells and basophils. Beta-agonist inhalers (bronchodilators) act to ease symptoms of asthma by relaxing muscles surrounding the walls of the bronchial tubes. Most beta-agonist drugs are prescription medications. Those sold in the U.S. include albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin), bitolterol (Tornalate), isoetharine (Bronkometer), metaproterenol (Alupent), pirbuterol (Maxair), and terbutaline (Brethaire). While anti-inflammatory drugs, such as inhaled corticosteroids or cromolyn sodium, treat the underlying inflammation that causes the airways to react and narrow, beta-agonists only treat symptoms. Lots more info - like what to ask the doctor - at the link below: Answered by Jesse Mcgunnigle 2 years ago.


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