... A week of inhaled steroids is nowhere long enough to get this under control. It can take a couple of months. Definitely sounds like asthma though. If they gave you a rescue inhaler (ventolin or ProAir HFA - albuterol) take it with you to the surgery and let them know you have asthma and need to premedicate with it before the surgery. Or they may give you a breathing... (7 replies)
... Yes, I'm on a preventative med that works quite well and now have a nebulizer with albuterol solution to use. (6 replies)
... or the environment. As of December 31st, they were made illegal to sell. I stocked up on the old kind last fall to get me through the year. I haven't tried my Ventolin HFA yet. I've read mixed reviews about its effectiveness. ... (6 replies)
... Most of these inhalers, have changed to HFA which do not work as well. I have just purchased Xopenex which is a rescue inhaler. Have you tried this one? ... (6 replies)
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... I haven't had any problems with the new HFA ones. It seemed a little different at first but it works jsut as well for me. ... (6 replies)
... I got the new HFA Ventolin inhaler and it doesn't work for an attack at all (luckily, I'm controlled pretty well with other meds). It actually makes my asthma attack worse. The pharmacy said I can't get the old kind I used to use. Anybody know why they changed them? It sucks cause I have to keep a nebulizer on hand in case of a bad attack. (6 replies)
... hi thank you for your response. One of the inhalers is called 120 advair 250 mcg mdi. The other is called 200 ventolin hfa inhaler. Are these what you are talking about? ... (5 replies)
... Was it before the change from CFC to HFA propellant? ... (8 replies)
... cough is hacking but not real often. Her doctor said she sounds clear but her caugh may be brought on by sertain situations like laughing. Her doctor gave her a ventolin inhaler. She has been using it for three days now and it seems her cough has gotten a lot worse. I looked at the possible side effects. ... (0 replies)
... Some people also report that using a chamber with it helps. (6 replies)
... I take one puff then wait 5 minutes for the second puff. I use a spacer with both my rescue inhaler and my daily inhaled steroid. ... (16 replies)
... Thank you both very much for your answers.
I do not seem to get those types of results with my rescue inhaler - and am in fact wondering if the tightness is asthma (as I do not cough NOR do I wheeze)...
At times the rescue inhaler (Ventolin HFA) will seem to help, most times however, not really....
I am still attempting to get my Acid under control (have tried... (16 replies)
... There are several HFA Albuterol inhalers on the market. Because of the change to HFA from CFC's there aren't any generic versions on the market. ... (3 replies)
... To answer your question about ventolin HFA vs nebulizer albuterol. The nebulizer symptoms are usually much worse than the HFA. I used to have shakiness, etc with my HFA, But I don't anymore. ... (6 replies)
... We are going to try the Ventolin HFA once more, but I really don't hold out hope as it had caused more cough. We had given it to her when she was ill to keep her open, but her cough got worse. ... (11 replies)
... My daughter had used Ventolin HFA in the past and it caused more bronchial cough. ... (11 replies)
... Flovent, Advair, something like that. You usually do two puffs twice per day. That will hopefully keep you from having an attack. The other, probably ProAir HFA or Ventolin, is your rescue inhaler for when you have an attack and to premedicate before cardio. It probably says to take 1 or 2 puffs every 4 hours as needed. ... (3 replies)
... possible underlying cause. i came home and looked it up for hours. every symptom i have is linked to asthma. i guess i'm confused as to why they would give me an inhaler and never so much as mention the word asthma or even tell me i really needed to follow up with a doctor to see what the cause was. ... (6 replies)
... There are several HFA Albuterol inhalers on the market. Because of the change to HFA from CFC's there aren't any generic versions on the market. ... (4 replies)