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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 019660/001.

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"TILADE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NEDOCROMIL SODIUM.


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What are other medicines that are similar to Advair?
I've tried Singulair and it didn't do much of anything. I am going to the doctor tomorrow and want to be armed with some info on alternatives. Sometimes at the clinic they don't take the time I feel they should. I've found if I go with some ammunition I get further. Any alternatives for Advair... Asked by Deja Tiell 2 years ago.

I've tried Singulair and it didn't do much of anything. I am going to the doctor tomorrow and want to be armed with some info on alternatives. Sometimes at the clinic they don't take the time I feel they should. I've found if I go with some ammunition I get further. Any alternatives for Advair and experiences would be much appreciated. Thanks! Answered by Margy Petros 2 years ago.

In the past I used something called Tilade, it's similar to Advair in it being a preventive inhaler. To be honest with you, I didn't feel like it did anything that Advair hasn't done but everybody has different results with different meds so GOOD LUCK! And good for you for staying on top of it... asthma is a scary thing. Answered by Nam Culpit 2 years ago.

Advair is an inhaled steroid. An alternative is Flovent, but I like the Advair better. There may be others, but all require that you rinse your mouth after use to avoid getting the thrush and a frog in the throat that will distort your voice. Singulair didn't work for me either. I don't have asthma, I have COPD, but the same medicines are used to open the airways. Answered by Lucien Wenninger 2 years ago.

Singulair works best with a buddy. I take it along with Clarinex and that cocktail seems to do pretty well. I also use an inhaled steroid (which is what Advair is) called Azmacort. Works well but can take a few weeks to get going in your system. Just so you know, I have severe Asthma and allergies. These meds together with a nasal inhaler work pretty well to keep me well and alive. If you have allergies you might want to look into treating the allergies...that can sometimes stop the wheezing and tightness. I hope I haven't been to wordy...if you need more help drop me a line on 360. Good luck!!! Answered by Annalee Survant 2 years ago.

Advair is an inhaler and Sinulair is not. Another effective inhaler is Spiriva Answered by Verena Hetjonk 2 years ago.

Q-VAR and COMBIVENT Answered by Felice Brymer 2 years ago.

How to get rid of Exercise-Induced Asthma? Please help!?
I have had Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA) for 5 years now and I do a lot of sports including netball, running and swimming but when I do training or play a game, I always have an asthma attack even though I've taken my puffer. I feel as though I'm letting down my team because they think that I am a... Asked by Armanda Mcninch 2 years ago.

I have had Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA) for 5 years now and I do a lot of sports including netball, running and swimming but when I do training or play a game, I always have an asthma attack even though I've taken my puffer. I feel as though I'm letting down my team because they think that I am a really good netball player but I can not sustain that level of intensity for long because I have an asthma attack and have to be sent off the court for the rest of the game! I love playing netball and running around but I want to get rid of my EIA! Or better manage it other than using a stronger puffer? Any tips on how I can achieve that? First one to answer gets Best Answer! Answered by Alia Widell 2 years ago.

Talk to your doctor about taking an Intal (cromolyn sodium) or Tilade (Nedocromil sodium) inhaler. Both of these drugs have proven to be very effective in preventing asthma attacks, and they are particularly effective in preventing attacks caused by exercise. These drugs are NOT rescue inhalers and serve as more of a maintenance therapy, not for relief of an acute attack (stick with albuterol for that!). Also, avoid exercising when the air is extremely cold...cold air is often another trigger of asthma. Hope this helps! Answered by Ola Grinkley 2 years ago.

I know every one is different and I AM NOT A DOCTOR (always consult your doc before using any new med) but, I wanted to share my story. Mostly Rx is best, but sometimes an over the counter med like Primatine products are applicable. Let me explain. I run at least 10-15 miles per week... Not a ton, but enough to be concidered moderately active. The mist inhaler sucks, but tablets will help with the athletic enduced asthma, but there's a catch (like with all meds) so PROCEED WITH CAUTION... I am not going through the whole list, but if you have a heart disease or are at risk, or have insomnia, or have abnormal anxiety, or depression, or any other serious condition, or are pregnant, do not use it EVER. I have had athletic enduced asthma for 20 years now. I currently use Symbicort 160/4.5 inhalation (2 puffs 1x daily)and Singulair montelukast (one 10mg pill 1 x daily) as prescribed by my doctor. These are very effective drugs for those of us who have light asthma symptoms most of the day when associated with light activity (going up stairs, for instance). I generally never feel symptoms with these two drugs until heavy workouts, HOWEVER, they usually cause me to contract moderate chest colds at least once a month as it lowers your ability to fight infection. And after trying my hardest to stay healthy (immunity wise) and keeping a straight up prescribed therapy of those two meds, I've found its best to not always do the "cookie-cutter" method of control. Because, I still need my rescue in haler (albuterol) durring the most intense parts of my work out. Growing up, I played club, highschool, then 2 years of college soccer (tons of hard running) and all i ever used was albuterol and the occassional Primatine Tab on game days. It worked like magic, BUT, after discussing this with my new doc, he said Albuterol all the time is a bad idea. Albuterol is the best med for short term symptoms, however, over using it for a long period of time can cause lung elasticity issues, and chances are you will develop a form COPD that is irreversable. So to keep off the "good-stuff" (albuterol) unless absolutely needed and still be able to remain active, I have had alot of experience figuring out the best way to handle my symptoms. Meaning, a little of this a little of that, alot of mental prep and tons of thought put into how to handle things day to day, based on how I feel and have been feeling and my activities. If i feel symptoms of a chest cold I go off symbicort AND singulair, and use albuterol only when necessary (like when I run) for about 2 to 3 days, and I'm fine, if I don't do it that way i get a pretty moderate chest cold with fever (usually worse in winter). I know this was wordy but I wanted you to see where I was coming from. I have spent decads trying to keep active with a terribly inhibiting respiratory disease. SO..... as someone who knows, when it comes to Primatine Mist... NEVER-EVER USE IT... UNLESS you are haveing an uncontrolled "attack" and it is all you have to stop it. It will make your lungs burn for hours. .... HOWEVER, Primatine TABS, are temporarily ok for running, as it will help, but will cause other non preffered side-effects. In conclusion, if you have athletic enduced asthma, go to your doc. And the tabs help, but make you twitchy and restless. Answered by Starla Brems 2 years ago.

Asthma is an allergy and is triggered by something. The best non medication treatment for asthma is learning your triggers and avoiding them. Common triggers are smoke, dust, mold, mildew, plants, dust mites, pets and grass/weeds. If you can not figure our your triggers, you may need to see an allergist and have allergy screening done. This may point out your triggers. The National Asthma Prevention Program and the Expert Panel of Diagnosis and Management of Asthma both agree if you have to use a prescription inhaler such as albuterol more then two time per week, your asthma is NOT in control and you will need a prescription controller medication. Controller medications are steroids (Asthmacort Asthmanex, Flovent, Pulmocort), Leukotriene modifier (Singulair, Aculade, Zyflo) or mast cell stabilizers (Cromolyn sodium, Intal, Tilade). You may want to talk to your doctor about several strong controller medications and maybe Xolair shots. 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 Vince Reprogle 2 years ago.

Are you seeing a respiratory Dr.? I am taking singular at bedtime and floradil puffers twice a day...then a puffer prior to exercising for my exercise induced asthma. I rarely use the pre-exercise med since i am under such good control with the other 2 meds. it looks like you need some med adjustments. You will never be rid of this disease .You just need to get better maintenance. Don't give up what you love doing. Answered by Latrice Karban 2 years ago.

Well, When i was younger i had Asthma...I use to use a Ventilan Machine, ant it expose to help you breathe better. Or just simply try to keep low on the running, take it easy and don't make yourself to tired otherwise it might set off your (EIA). Drink plenty of water while your playing netball to keep your breathing and energy at a high standard. I hope this helps :) & Merry Christmas! Answered by Niesha Banet 2 years ago.

If YOUR Ashthma is Allergic ASTHMA ... may I suggest Neutralizing YOUR Allergy Triggers... Per Below for your Review / Consideration. Got Allergies ? WHY ? ALLERGY is a Cumulative, Progressive, Chronic Disease. Allergy Med’s only Mask Symptoms… They DO NOT Address / Treat Your Allergy Disease Source … ( Suggest Reading “ Small Print” of any Allergy Drug Insert ) UnTreated Mild to Severe Allergy Continues / Exacerbates… Leading to Unabated Disease Progression and a LifeTime, Slippery Slope of further Recalcitrant Diseases and Health Complications ( To numerous to State ). Today’s ( UnTreated ) ALLERGY = Tomorrow’s Allergic ASTHMA ! 70% of ALL Asthma = Allergic ASTHMA ALLERGIES are the Main Driver for Allergic Asthma ATTACKs To NOT Neutralize ALLERGIES with ImmunoTherapy in cases of Allergic Asthma… Is Like… Trying to put a Gasoline Fire Out .. But the Gas Hose is STILL Pumping Gas ! It is Important to Remember … ALLERGY is Nothing to SNEEZE AT ! ALLERGY is a Cumulative, Progressive, Chronic Disease. Allergy / Asthma Med’s Only address / mask Symptoms… They Do No Treat / Neutralize the Allergy Disease Source… i.e. Allergy Disease remains Intact / Continues… Suggest.. Reading Adverse Effects “ Small Print “ of Product Insert. Please Note… UnTreated Mild to Severe Allergy Continues / Exacerbates… Leading to Unabated Disease Progression and a LifeTime, Slippery Slope of further Recalcitrant Diseases and Health Complications ( To numerous to State ). Today’s ( UnTreated ) ALLERGY = Tomorrow’s Allergic ASTHMA ! Allergy Environmental ImmunoTherapy is the Only Clinically Proven Methodology which Reverses the Disease Process and Neutralizes the Allergy Disease Source. ALLERGY is Tough to Beat…But NOT Impossible…. Take a First Journey STEP to a Life Free of Allergy Symptoms and Complications: ACTION Steps: >>>>> Visit your Primary CARE Physician TODAY for: Targeted ALLERGY Therapeutics: Ready / AIM / FIRE ! >> READY: Patient Data Gathering: Patient Clinical / Personal & Family History Assessment >> AIM: Know Your ALLERGY Profile / Identify Offending Environmental Allergens. Get the WHOLE Allergy Picture with an Insurance covered…. IgE Blood Test for the Most common Seasonal & Year-round Allergens ( Approx. 50 ) specific to YOUR Geo-Region. LEARN… WHAT You Are Allergic TO and To What Degree for EACH Offending Allergen. Know Your ALLERGY Profile… Give your ALLERGY Therapy Plan a CLEAR Treatment BullsEye. >> FIRE: Based on a Clear Allergy BullsEye / Blood Test… BEGIN…. Patient Friendly Drug Free Natural Daily… Under-the-Tongue DROPs Allergen Specific ImmunoTherapy DROPs are Not a “One Size Fits ALL” Therapy. But rather, are CUSTOM Formulated / TARGETED ImmunoAllergy DROPs based on YOUR specific Allergy Profile / Test Result. Following Clinical Principals used Successfully for Decades by Medical Allergy Professionals, Your Allergy DROPs contain small traces of What you Are Actually Allergic TO ! Slowly over Time, Concentrations of these FDA Approved Extracts for EACH Offending Allergen is Increased… Allowing YOUR Bodies Immune System to ReCaliberate Itself.. No Longer Triggering Allergy Symptoms… Neutralizing the Allergy Disease Source… Reducing / If Not Eliminating Complications and Producing Lasting. If Not Lifetime Relief Benefits. Allergy SHOTs .. Have been Replaced by Patient Friendly / Custom Formulated Under-the-Tongue DROPs ! $ 1.00 / Day Allergy DROPS ! Answered by Dante Bonnenfant 2 years ago.

You can't get rid of it but there are medications that you can take before exercise that can help. Ask your doctor. Answered by Shavon Barkle 2 years ago.

theres no way to get rid of it just keep calm and dont panic Answered by Cathleen Hailes 2 years ago.

Does adrenal insufficiency have anything to do with miscarriages?
Asked by Alejandro Goswami 2 years ago.

Questions in the Maternal and Child Health Forum have been answered by doctors from Henry Ford Health System. Forum: The Maternal and Child Health Forum Topic: Pregnancy - Abnormal Subject: adrenal insufficiency and asthma control during pregnancy I have adrenal insufficiency and ashthma. Also chronic sinusitis. I want to get pregnant. What are the concerns related to these chronic conditions and their treatment during pregnancy on the fetus and for breastfeeding. Any special concerns for delivery? I am physically active, 42. I take regular replacement doses of hydrocortisone and oral zyflo and zantac for gastric reflux. Also medihalers including flovent, tilade, and combivent, as well as a regular antihistimine. Thank you for any information you can relate. Dear Moise: Adrenal insufficiency that is controlled with replacement corticosteroids will remain unchanged during pregnancy. The stresses that occur during labor will require increased corticosteroid coverage. Asthma is more problematic. Approximately one third of women will experience a worsening of asthma during pregnancy and the reduced oxygenation of mother can be a threat to the baby (miscarriage, low birth weight, pre-term labor). Like most chronic diseases, if the disease is stable going into pregnancy the outlook is best; unstable chronic illness tends to exacerbate during pregnancy. Whenever someone with chronic illness is contemplating pregnancy, a frank discussion with the physicians managing the illness and pre-pregnancy counselling with a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist (an obstetrician who manages patients with medical complications of pregnancy) is advised. MFM physicians practice at referral medical centers: there are 4 such physicians based at Henry Ford Hospital (313-876-2454). Keywords: Pregnancy, chronic illness This information is provided for general purposes only and is not a medical consultation. If you have specific questions, please contact your physician. --------------------------------------... Reply by: on 08/17/1998 --------------------------------------... [Maternal and Child Forum ] [Maternal and Child Archives] [ Med Help International ] --------------------------------------... Information contained within this forum is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your physician or other health provider for any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies. By using this site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. Copyright © Med Help International. All rights reserved. Answered by Dionne Mizzi 2 years ago.

I think I have schizophrenia?
EDIT : I also hear voices inside my head Asked by Obdulia Noguchi 2 years ago.

OK, I have noticed recently I have been seeing and hearing things that aren't actually there? I have also had alot of depression for no reason at all? I get angry alot and laugh at things for no reason? I looked it up and I have a few symptoms. Do I have schizophrenia? Is there anyway I can get rid of this illness? HELP D: Answered by Cecilia Coy 2 years ago.

Hi there, There is a posibility that you have Paranoid Schizophrenia, Dissociative Identity Disorder or BorderLine Personality Disorder.. I personally think that there are certain 'People' on Earth that were selected to be 'Special'. Some have talents, some have powers. We are then labelled as a Schizophrenic with "..Bizarre and usual thoughts". It is merely a word to cover up the truth. So if you are asking me if I think you should have this 'Label' then the answer is Yes. But I don't believe that you have a Mental Disease as the Psychiatrist would put it. I believe you are on a 'Higher Plane' like me. You experience things on a much more sensitive scale than others would. Although this is going slightly off the subject.... You may qualify for a Mobility Bus Pass... I will tell you 2 things you can get one for. Asthma and Mental Health such as Depression and Anxiety right through to Schizophrenia.. Respiratory Diseases such as Asthma and Mental Health Problems are NOT listed as "Conditions" that qualify you for a Mobility Pass and are the secret taboo that they don't want you to know about. I personally know of at least 10 people who have successfully acquired a Mobility Bus Pass for having Asthma or Depression/Anxiety. The Mobility Bus Pass is the equivalent to the O.A.P Pass but for under 60's. The only difference between the O.A.P Pass and the Mobility Pass is the colour and the restriction limit. O.A.P Pass = Blue WITH restrictions of 9 AM - 11 PM ONLY. Mobility Pass = Orange WITH *NO* restrictions. With the Mobility Pass, it lasts for 5 years before you re-apply. I advise that you re-apply within one month of your Pass running out. You can travel on ANY Bus in the Country for free. And on Certain Trains for free to surrounding City's just on the out-skirts of the local boundaries. Any *local* Trains/Trams can be travelled on for free. (*****To obtain a Mobility Bus Pass Form then either go to your local Council Office that deals with Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit or Google: "Mobility Bus Pass Form + [Your Area]"*****) - - - - - - - - - ATHSMA:- - - - - - - - - - If you have Asthma it is VITALLY important that you get a letter from your Doctor stating that you have Asthma, i.e.. "Mr. A. N. Other has severe Asthma." what inhalers you use, i.e.. "Mr. A. N. Other is currently taking Salbutamol and Tilade to relieve his symptoms." and how it effects you, i.e.. "Mr. A. N. Other gets very short of breath. For this he has to take lot's of rests." and it wouldn't hurt to state why having a Mobility Bus Pass would be beneficiary, i.e.. "It would be beneficial for Mr. A. N. Other to have a Mobility Bus Pass as he can't walk very far so travelling on public transport would allow him to be more mobile." You must also state on the form (there should be a box or something on there) to allow you to explain why you would like a Mobility Bus Pass. You MUST think of your worst day and imagine you are like that EVERY DAY. So for example say something like "I suffer with Chronic Asthma. I can't walk very far without getting severely out of breath" I need to take regular rests. A Bus Pass would benefit me so I can get from A - B more frequently which I couldn't do if I had to walk." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS:- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ANYONE with a Mental Health Disorder from a mild case of Anxiety right up to severe Schizophrenia can qualify for a Mobility Bus Pass as long as they are registered with their local Mental Health Team. Simply take the form to your local Mental Health Team (MHT) and get it stamped. (As all forms are slighty different, if the form doesn't have a box to stamp then you will need a letter from your CPN/Psychiatrist or Doctor stating your Mental Health Condition, i.e.. Bi-Polar with Severe Anxiety and how it affects you, i.e.. You get hyper and are dangerous when 'Manic' as you go into your own little world and other days you are paranoid that people are laughing at you. You get panic attacks. This will support your case. If you are NOT registered with your local (MHT) then you could ask your Doctor/G.P to stamp the form. N.B:- If you are receiving Disability Living Allowance at High Rate CARE then you need to tick the relevant box on the form. If there is no such box then attach a separate piece of paper explaining that you're receiving DLA at High Rate CARE and get a PhotoCopy of your DLA form and HighLight where it states you get High Rate CARE because you will get a 'With Carer' stamp on the Bus Pass which allows another person such as a Friend/Family Member/Carer to travel with you free of charge like yourself. If you're still getting High Rate CARE (DLA) once you're over 60 you will continue to get a Mobility Pass rather than a OAP Pass. Hope this helps.. Lin. xXx Answered by Kellie Ramoutar 2 years ago.

please dont do as the previous person did and treat having a serious illness as a career. Also, don't diagnose yourself on internet pages or asking other people to do so unless they are medically trained. Please go see your gp as your symptoms may be as you fear, or may be a side effect of pain medication stress or a faulty gas fire. Your symptoms are also not neccessarily schizophrenia, as there are a number of significant indicators missing. You need to have a full history taken by a medic. If it does turn out you have schizophrenia- although it is extremely unlikely, you can still have an active life, with work, driving, as long as you get seen early and don''t give up. One nobel prize winner has schizophrenia. 1 in 8 cases clear up after one episode too, so go see your GP and dont waste your time getting advice from folk here as no one can tell you your answer. Good luck. Answered by Antonina Katan 2 years ago.

I suggest that you consult a psychiatrist. But, get a second opinion before taking any medication. Drugs can do more harm than good. Answered by Leopoldo Ohmit 2 years ago.

Schizophrenia cannot be cured but it can be helped with medication. I suggest you see a doctor. Answered by Vania Lathan 2 years ago.

When a doctor gives you steroids, for asthma, what does it do?
Asked by Elvin Kampmann 2 years ago.

Asthma has generally two sources for diminished airway caliber (bronchoconstriction). One source is inflammation. This pathway is treated with anti-inflammatory drugs such as corticosteroids and mast cell stabilizers (nedocrimil .. tilade). The other source is bronchospasm (smooth muscle spasm). This is caused by many triggers, ie, exercise, cold air, and triggers within the body (leukotrienes, histamine, SRS-A, release). This is treated with bronchodilators, leukotriene inhibitors (Singulaire), and anticholinergics (Atrovent). Answered by Marcel Porst 2 years ago.

when you have an asthma attack, your bronchial tubes constrict thus reducing air flow. your doctor will give you steroids to provide relief because these drugs dilate the bronchial tubes. Answered by Jammie Wandel 2 years ago.

Cus down the inflammation - the mucus that is, lining your bronchial tubes. At the same time, it compromisesyour immune system, so don't take anymore than the recommended dose. Answered by Clement Wieto 2 years ago.

Chronic cough when exhaling?
I've had a small cough for a couple weeks; it's not very bothersome, but I want to know if it could be something more serious. I haven't had any illnesses in the last six months, I only cough when I exhale, I'm sixteen, so I don't smoke or drink or do drugs, I may have exercise-induced asthma,... Asked by Jim Henke 2 years ago.

I've had a small cough for a couple weeks; it's not very bothersome, but I want to know if it could be something more serious. I haven't had any illnesses in the last six months, I only cough when I exhale, I'm sixteen, so I don't smoke or drink or do drugs, I may have exercise-induced asthma, but I rarely get attacks, even when I am running races, I get adequate exercise, and I have no family history of any respiratory diseases. Answered by Kendall Mcmeans 2 years ago.

No, I don't think so..but it is always advisable to consult a doctor then always trying to search such things on internet. it could be due to astham as you have already pointed out.Take your shots for asthama and allergies during winter and spring as season change brings with it lots of diseases and allergies. Gargle as many times as you can with luke warm water and add to it a pinch of salt.have cough syrup depending on your cough type - dry cough or productive cough with mucus. Have coricdine for cough and congestion. you can use herbals such as ginger, ginger tea etc. just a brief discussion on astham.If you need more information its better to consult your doctor. What is asthma? Asthma is a disease of the lungs. The airways of people with asthma are extra sensitive to the things they're allergic to (called allergens) and to other irritating things in the air (called irritants). Asthma symptoms start when allergens or other irritants cause the lining of the airways to swell (become inflamed) and narrow. The muscles around the airways can then spasm, (contract rapidly), causing the airways to narrow even more. When the lining of the airways is inflamed, it produces more mucus. The mucus clogs the airways and further blocks the flow of air. This is called an "asthma attack." How do I control my asthma symptoms? Treatment of your symptoms involves avoiding things that cause asthma attacks, keeping track of your symptoms and taking medicine. How can I avoid allergens and irritants? If pollen and mold cause your symptoms, use your air-conditioner and try to keep the windows of your home and car closed. Change the filter on your heating and cooling system frequently. To keep mold down, clean and air out bathrooms, kitchens and basements often. Keep the level of humidity under 50%. You can do this with an air conditioner or a dehumidifier. People who are allergic to dust are actually allergic to the droppings of dust mites. To reduce dust mites in your home, wash bedsheets weekly in hot water (above 130°F). Cover mattresses and pillows in airtight covers and remove carpets and drapes. If you must have carpet, you can treat it with chemicals to help reduce dust mites. Try to avoid stuffed animals, dried flowers and other things that catch dust. Pets can cause problems if you're allergic to them. If you have a pet, keep it out of your bedroom. Don't allow smoking in your house or car. Tobacco smoke can make your asthma worse. Things that can trigger an asthma attack Air pollution Dust Mold Pollen Tobacco smoke Pet dander Exercise Changes in temperature Some foods Sulfite (food preservative in red wine, beer, salad bars, dehydrated soups and other foods) Aspirin, or ibuprofen (brand names: Advil, Motrin, Nuprin) Heartburn Sinus infections Strong emotions Perfume Spray-on deodorants Viruses What medicines are used to treat asthma? Asthma medicines can generally be divided into two groups: medicines to prevent attacks, (controller medicines), and medicines to treat attacks (sometimes called rescue medicines). Your doctor will talk to you about these medicines and what to do if you have an asthma attack. How do controller medicines work? Controller medicines help reduce the swelling in your airways to prevent asthma attacks. Controller medicines include inhaled corticosteroids (some brand names: Azmacort, AeroBid, Flovent, etc.), cromolyn (one brand name: Intal) and nedocromil (brand name: Tilade). Newer medicines, called anti-leukotrienes, are also used to prevent asthma attacks. These include montelukast (brand name: Singulair), zafirlukast (brand name: Accolate) and zileuton (brand name: Zyflo). Controller medicines must be taken on a regular basis--whether or not you're having symptoms. They take hours or days to start to help and don't work well unless you take them regularly. Answered by Jordon Boisvert 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Chronic cough when exhaling? I've had a small cough for a couple weeks; it's not very bothersome, but I want to know if it could be something more serious. I haven't had any illnesses in the last six months, I only cough when I exhale, I'm sixteen, so I don't smoke or drink or do drugs, I may have... Answered by Sidney Carsen 2 years ago.

I dont have an answer for this one but I am going through the same thing! My cough has lasted for months! Dr hasn't told me anything I've been to him like 5 times! I feel you on this one your not alone! Answered by Fe Porath 2 years ago.

try using your inhaler at least 30 before running & when you have the cough. follow up with your pulmonologist & drink lotsa water. Answered by Sherie Olten 2 years ago.

Is it safe to take Ventolin Expectorant when you're 9 wks pregnant?
Asked by Dede Stjulien 2 years ago.

Not only is using an asthma inhaler safe during pregnancy, it's recommended to keep your asthma under control. According to a 1993 report, "The known risks of uncontrolled asthma are far greater than the known risks to the mother or fetus from asthma medication." Although most women with asthma have perfectly normal, healthy babies, uncontrolled asthma can result in too little oxygen getting to the baby, increasing the risk for low birthweight and other problems. Uncontrolled asthma can also increase your risk for pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia (development of swelling, high blood pressure, and protein in the urine) and excessive vomiting. Many different types of medication are available to help control asthma but most fall in the following two categories: Anti-inflammatories These drugs prevent or lessen symptoms by decreasing inflammation of the lung tissue. They do not generally provide immediate relief of symptoms. Three anti-inflammatories are commonly used to treat asthma. The first is cromolyn sodium (Intal). One report found that "acceptable animal studies and human experience suggest little potential for fetal harm". The second is nedocromil sodium (Tilade). Little information is available on this drug in human pregnancies. Last are corticosteroids, the most commonly prescribed being beclomethasone (Beclazone). Corticosteroids have been shown to increase the risk for cleft palate in animals such as rats and mice, but this appears to be limited to animals. No such connection in human pregnancies has been proven. Bronchodilators These medicines temporarily relieve symptoms by relaxing and opening the airways. Albuterol (Ventolin) is commonly prescribed. They are generally considered safe during pregnancy. Your GP will know which medicines are appropriate for your particular situation. In general, doctors recommend using the minimum amount of medication necessary to maintain control of asthma symptoms during pregnancy. They also recommend using the drugs that have been around the longest because they know more about their safety. Experts recommend inhalers over pills because less medicine reaches the baby. Talk to your GP about other things you can do to manage your asthma. Answered by Isidra Almonte 2 years ago.

Some doctors will tell you not to eat any deli meat unless you warm it until it's steaming. I never ate cold deli meat with either of my pregnancies for fear of salmonilla, e. coli, (some other illness starts with an L..i can't remember what it's called) etc. I just ate hot ham and cheese if i wanted a sandwich. Although I know many women that did eat cold deli meat and had no problems. You can ask your doctor or take your chances. Congrats on your pregnancy! Answered by Ursula Jarvinen 2 years ago.

I have severe asthma, and my midwife said it was perfectly fine to carry on taking my inhalers. I take both an expectorant and a reliever. In fact you should make sure you have adequate refills because studies show that pregnancy can elevate sensitivity to your triggers. Answered by Booker Mines 2 years ago.

Should be after all it's albuterol correct? I use the inhaled version for asthma and am pregnant... But make sure u ask the dr first ? U must be in the uk as here in the states the syrup version which I assume u are referring is rarely used... Answered by Lucas Thometz 2 years ago.

Always, always, ALWAYS ask your doctor about taking ANY medication when pregnant. Answered by Felicita Hinokawa 2 years ago.

What does the emissions of motor vehicles actually do to the respiratory system?
I know that it is not good for the respiratory system, but what do the pollutions actually do to the lungs. Please include a source of the information is there is one. Thanks so much Asked by Tosha Balque 2 years ago.

Cars are not a particularly large contributer of air pollution that harms the respiratory tract (but make lots of green house gases). Cars have extensive emission control systems that clean the exhaust of most hazardous pollutants before the exhaust goes into the environment. This isn't to say that cars are completely free of fault. It takes a lot of cars to make much air pollution with modern cars. Transport trucks only January 1st, 2007 were required to have an emission system. Cars have had emission systems since 1975. The truck systems tend to be fine particulate filters (for soot) and catalysts that combust sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into less harmful materials before letting the exhaust out into the environment. With the shift from rail to road transport of goods, there is an ever increasing number of trucks on the road spewing untreated emissions. Presently, truckers are doing everything they can to avoid have to comply with the new emission system requirements. Yes, it will cost them more in the short term. In the long term, there will be fewer people with asthma. When particles are of a certain size, in the 1 - 5 micron range, they can enter and deposit in the human lung. Anything that size can. It doesn't matter if it's dust from cat litter, dust from vacuuming, or fine particulate matter (soot) from diesel engines. When this matter gets into your lungs, it irritates them, causing coughing, increased production of sputum, and can give some people (like me) an asthma attack. To help make the lungs less irritated, particles of medicine that are within the medically effective range are used (1 - 5 microns in size). This is what nebulizers and inhalers for lung disease produce and that's why the medication makes it into the lungs and deposits. Truck exhaust also creates sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxides. These are gases that irritate the lungs when in sufficient concentration. They can also cause the same increased sputum production, airway constriction, wheezing, coughing, etc... that particulate matter can. It is treated the same. If you have asthma and you are sensitive to air pollution, then you probably have to use your medication a lot on smog days or when you find yourself in a place where diesel engines are running. Ozone at ground level is a lung irritant. It is present in smog and after thunderstorms. It can cause asthma attacks. For me, I know what my asthma triggers are. Diesel engine exhaust is by far the worst. I can have an asthma attack in the car if we are stopped at a light behind a diesel truck. Smog days can require a lot of medication to keep my lungs under control. Anyone can develop a sensitivity to air pollution. In my situation, I grew-up in a place where air pollution was minimal, then lived the a very, horribly polluted area for five years. That place had so much air pollution that the air was brown some days. When driving into town, it looked like there was an upside down brown bowl on the town. It was nasty! When people are exposed to air pollution in that concentration, I think that anyone can develop asthma. To treat lung problems related to air pollution, here are the usual medications: * Albuterol/Salbutamol, Xopenex, Atrovent - short acting bronchodilators for asthma attacks (for rescue), opens the airways * Intal/Tilade - can prevent air pollution related asthma attacks specifically (not for rescue) * various inhaled steroids and combination drugs with inhaled steroids - when taken daily can ease lung inflammation, sputum production, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness (not for rescue) * the best treatment is to MOVE! I still have asthma even after moving away several months ago. I don't think it will go away. My lungs are probably damaged for life. I hope this helps. Answered by Sheilah Rampulla 2 years ago.

How to get rid of phlegm?
I dont have a cough or a fever. My phlegm problem has been ongoing for the last couple of years. The phlegm is sometimes white, yellow, and occasionally dark brown and very firm. I've been to the doctor several times and given antibiotics and expectorants and all that. Asked by Tequila Greenlee 2 years ago.

It sounds like you have chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis or cystic fibrosis. What did your doctors say? The best treatment for phlegm is water. Being properly hydrated will help thin out the mucus so you can cough it up. And soda or alcohol is not a water source. If that is hot helping, a drug called guaifenesin (Mucinex) can help. FYI, you have to drink lots of water for guaifenesin to work. Isn't that funny. Water is the best treatment and you need lots of water for mucinex to work correctly. Other drugs can help. Pulmozyme (Dornase alfa) Is an inhaled medication that breakes down the mucus. Other inhaled drugs are Tilade (nedocromil sodium) and intal (Cromolyn Sodium). So this is how you treat phlegm and mucus. But, you have to ask yourself why is this phlegm being produced? Is is smoking? then stop. Is it allergies? find the allergens and avoid them or talk to your doctor about allergy medications. Is it a genetic disease like bronchiectasis or cystic fibrosis? there are treatments for this and you need to talk to a doctor about it. I hope this helps. Good luck. Answered by Melissia Tolly 2 years ago.


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