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Overdose on proair hfa inhaler?
I have a proair hfa inhaler (abuterol sulfate 90mg) and i took 6 puffs. My hands are now shaky, and i feel my heart beating a little faster than normal. Am i ok?
A Goat
11/06/08
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  6 puffs is a lot, but it will not hurt you. I wouldnt recommend doing it again, however. If you are requiring that much albuterol to lessen your symptoms then you need to be seen by a doctor for something else.

Shaky feeling and increased HR are normal when having a lot of albuterol. It will pass shortly.

Again, if you need that much you need to see your doctor. Especially if it didnt help.
dasc
11/06/08
can you smoke while using proair hfa inhailer?
i want to know cause my friend smokes and uses a proair hfa inhailer and we wanted to know if it was bad.
Brandon
10/15/09
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  Yes, of course it is bad. Using an inhaler to treat the symptoms of lung disease while smoking to cause lung disease is a poor idea. Many of the folks I know with lung diseases that are taking their breath away and killing them would be grateful for a non-diseased lung if your friend really does not value his/her ...
VeeBee
10/15/09
What is the difference between ProAir and Ventolin inhalers?
My doc wrote me a new script for albuterol. The pharmacy has been giving me Ventolin. This time they gave me ProAir. Did the doc write the script different, or is it the same thing by a different company?
Live and Learn
05/07/10
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  there really is no difference between the two, other than the manufacturer. ProAir is made by Teva Respiratory, Ventolin is made by GlaxoSmithKline.
NurseLori
05/07/10
ProAir HFA Inhaler Medicine?
Uhmmm.... ok i just got a new inhaler (ProAir HFA) and out of curiosity I was wondering what the medicine tastes like so I wont be surprised once I have to use it! Thanks for tha help.
gokachinacougars
01/17/09
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  Doesn't really taste much at all. Probably less than most of the old inhalers. You just have to remember one thing: Rinse the inhaler out every 10 or so puffs. Because sometimes you think you're running out of medicine when it's just the inhaler clogging up.
crowfeathers
01/17/09
can you use the proair hfa without the aero chamber?
ok... i have the inhaler proair hfa, but it came with this aero chamber plus thing that is connected to a rubber mask. do you need it?
born2bwild43322
12/02/08
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  Most people do not use an aero chamber, but it is a little bit more effective with it.
Dr Dave
12/03/08
Is there a difference between ProAir and Symbicort inhalers?
I recently just switched to Symbicort from ProAir.. Is there any differences i should kno about before taking this new inhaler? I have Advair 500/50 as well.. Is Symbicort a rescue inhaler??
ugly_pain
08/09/10
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  Symbicort is not a rescue inhaler. Symbicort is a combination product containing Budesonide + Formoterol. Budesonide is an inhaled corticosteroid and Formoterol is a long acting Beta 2 agonist (LAB2A). To take Symbicort, take 2 inhalations twice a day. This medication is indicated for individuals 12 years old and older.

Advair 500/50 is also a combination product containing Fluticasone + Salmeterol. Fluticasone is an inhaled corticosteroid and Salmeterol is a LAB2A. This medication is also taken twice a day and is indicated for children 4 years or older.

ProAir is a rescue medication. It is a short acting Beta 2 agonist.

More likely, Symbicort was substituted for Advair not ProAir. Check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Laikabeta
08/09/10
What is the difference between Atrovent and Proair?
My Grandfather has Emphysema and can't remember which one he is supposed to take.

As of right now he is taking proair, 2 inhalations every morning.

He discovered tonight that he has another inhaler that he ran out of which he was supposed to be taking called Atrovent.

His symptoms seem to be getting worse and worse especially as the summer progresses.

So I am wondering what the difference is between these two inhalers and if that may have something to do with the exacerbation of his symptoms...
Anonymous
06/27/09
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  Atrovent is used to prevent bronchospasm, or narrowing airways in the lungs, in people with bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Atrovent is used to prevent bronchospasm attacks. Atrovent will not treat bronchospasm while it is happening. You grandfather may still have difficulty breathing and may need to use PROAIR to treat the attack. To best control his condition, use Atrovent regularly, and continue using all medicines as directed by his doctor.

ProAir which is Albuteroland a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Albuterol is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease.

These drugs help relieve bronchospasm, but use different pathways in the body to accomplish the job.

Maybe you should call his physician and clarify which medicines he is supposed to be using and the frequency. Good luck.
cryptoxmit
06/27/09
What is the difference between a ProAir HFA Inhaler and a Proventil HFA Inhaler?
Ive always had the yellow inhaler with the orange cap labeled "Proventil HFA".
Most recently when I asked for a refill on my prescription for the inhaler I was given a red inhaler with a white cap labeled "ProAir HFA".
Is there a difference between the two?
If so, what is it?
RPDA
12/09/09
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  Same thing happen to me. The only differences is that its made by two different manufacturer. It has the same medical ingredients.
Jake
12/09/09
ProAir HFA is an inhaled antiasthematic. What does the HFA portion of the name refer to?
cheryl b
03/16/09
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  HFA stands for hydrofluoroalkane, the substance that propels your inhaler. The previous propellant was made from chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs for short, which the FDA removed from sale as of December 31, 2008, because they deplete the ozone layer.4 Your new ProAir HFA inhaler contains the same medicine, and is just as safe and effective, but is now propelled by the more environmentally friendly HFA propellant.5
Jessie
03/16/09
what are the ProAir HFA dosing and coupon sites?
like the milligrams for the inhalers?
Christine
09/24/10
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  http://promocodeshop.com/
Nyk Bloom
09/24/10
I just go diagnosed with asthma today I have a ProAir HFA inhaler and I wanted to know what does it taste like?
Thank you!!!
TheBlackCow
09/16/08
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  you cant describe this taste , but i tasted it and it is just bitter. like.... ummm... apple juice with no sugar made with artifical apples....orr..yea..very bitter apples with no sugar.umm..tastes like trash with lots of dehydrated nut shells but no rotten flavor...unfresh taste...tastes like air with lots of calcium.. its hard to explain.
kim
09/16/08
How much are Albuterol inhalers (HFA)?
Specifically these brands: Proventil HFA, ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA (with dose counter).
Thanks!!
kimi
02/24/09
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  I just paid 18 dollars. Walgreens have coupons for 20 dollars off. So about 40 dollars.
Mary
02/25/09
Can Proair HFA upset your stomach?
I used it this morning and now feel almost like gas pains in my stomach. Mainly when I press but also when I move in certain ways. Been passing gas too. Didn't start til I used it.
Rachael
10/25/10
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  No it is not a recognized side effect. Most side effects have to do with the respiratory & pulmonary systems
Did you have an empty stomach or eat something high in fiber or are you nervous? They can all cause gas pains.

The only side effect I've ever experienced is dry mouth.

Hope you feel better soon.
knicname
10/25/10
I haven't used my ProAir HFA, and I have it since last year, it expired Jan.2010.Is it still good?
I don't think it is still good, even though I haven't used it. It is a sample. But could you give me some info about it, because I had never taken this kind of medicines and inhalers before. My doctor gave it to me last year, and I think it was because I told him that I get really tired when I run and I feel like I can't breath. I am not asthmatic.
Vannesa
02/06/10
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  id say its still good. expiration dates are usually set early to be safe, and january was less than a week ago.
I_live_forever17 [Julia]
02/06/10
Benzonatate & an Albuterol Sulfate Inhaler. Is it okay to use both at once?
Dosage is 100 MG for Benzonatate, The inhalor is ProAir HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol.
yaykittensmewmew
12/22/07
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  I searched this site and check my nursing drug handbook and both said there was no reaction but you should ask a pharmacist or a doctor to be 100% sure.
Antonio
12/22/07
How to tell if you have asthma or emphysema?
If two different doctors listened to your lungs and diagnosed you with asthma and you passed a pulmonary function test would you still be able to have emphysema instead?

I smoked all of my teen years and I'm now 20 and I can't breathe good and I'm worried it's emphysema because I'm not responding well to my Proair inhaler the doctor prescribed me. I need some time of comfort.
Jeremy
02/11/10
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  More likely you have asthma.. that is always make can't breath, hurts stomach from asthma. you need medicine for asthma, or try blow in bags.

STOP SMOKING...
CupCake
02/11/10
How to tell if you have asthma or emphysema?
If two different doctors listened to your lungs and diagnosed you with asthma and you passed a pulmonary function test would you still be able to have emphysema instead?

I smoked all of my teen years and I'm now 20 and I can't breathe good and I'm worried it's emphysema because I'm not responding well to my Proair inhaler the doctor prescribed me. I need some time of comfort.

02/11/10
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  More likely you have asthma.. that is always make can't breath, hurts stomach from asthma. you need medicine for asthma, or try blow in bags.

STOP SMOKING...
CupCake
02/11/10
Can prescription medicine be returned?
I was dealing with a cough and my doctor prescribed both Advair and ProAir HFA (albuterol) for it. I've been using the Advair and it seems to be working the more I use it (which is 2 inhales every day, morning and night). The Albuterol he said only to use it if it was needed, which it hasn't yet. The albuterol cost me around 30 bucks and I was wondering if it can be returned considering I don't think I'll need it. I got it at CVS Pharmacy and it has not been used.
Sergio
06/01/10
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  I'm not sure if the other user works at a CVS, but at my store you can return the rx if it has not been tampered with in any way (i.e. used) and if you're returning it within two weeks of purhase. At least this is what my pharmacy allows, not sure if it's through all the stores. I think it depends on the pharmacy.
Chelsea
06/03/10
Can prescription medicine be returned?
I was dealing with a cough and my doctor prescribed both Advair and ProAir HFA (albuterol) for it. I've been using the Advair and it seems to be working the more I use it (which is 2 inhales every day, morning and night). The Albuterol he said only to use it if it was needed, which it hasn't yet. The albuterol cost me around 30 bucks and I was wondering if it can be returned considering I don't think I'll need it. I got it at CVS Pharmacy and it has not been used.

06/01/10
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  I'm not sure if the other user works at a CVS, but at my store you can return the rx if it has not been tampered with in any way (i.e. used) and if you're returning it within two weeks of purhase. At least this is what my pharmacy allows, not sure if it's through all the stores. I think it depends on the pharmacy.

06/03/10

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