Is xopenex the same as albuterol

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he can not have albuterol, due to the fact it will cause his heart rate to go up so far xopenex has not. he has heart issues so the xopenex is what he takes as well as pulmicort. so far it hasn't seemed to "hurt"himit has only helped him.
Ok, I stand corrected. Albuterol is called albuterol outside the US.
I am going to go out on a limb here and make some assumptions on the differences in international names of medications. I know that salbutamol is called albuterol in the US. My guess is that levosalbutamol is the same as levalbuterol (brand name Xopenex) in the US. On another board we say that levalbuterol is a more purified form of albuterol. It has fewer side effects - it doesn't cause the shakiness and heart racing that regular albuterol causes.
They are also well trained to treat asthma since an asthmatic usually has allergies. Are you taking Symbicort and Advair? Those are the same types of medications. Both are combination medications with an inhaled steroid (ICS) and a long acting beta2 agonist (LABA - broncho dilaters). It is not good to take these two medication together as you are double dosing them. Do you also have a rescue medication?
They did a breathing treatment while we waited for the RSV test to come back. (he is getting the RSV vaccine) After the test came back negative we had to do another breathing treatment. They finally sent us home with a nebulizer and I have to give him a breathing treatment every 4 hours until we can get into the ped on monday!!! If its not one thing its another with this kid!!!!
Apparently you have asthma or some breathing problems already since you are taking Xopenex and Symbicort. Xopenex is similar to regular albuterol which is a fast acting inhaler for asthma (something I use). It will increase your heart rate for awhile after you use it. For me, that means about 10-15 minutes. I also get shaky, jittery hands. But it eases off. The Symbicort is used when asthma is not well controlled yet. It's not a first line of defense with asthma so there must be a problem.
their daily affair treatment plus albuterol as needed? The reality is that I have had allergic rhinitis during the whole pregnancy, I am 18 weeksand the last two days have been horrible w my breathing. So, I used my rescue nebulizer yesterday and today with albuterol. I feel much better, but curiosity intrigued me and I started Googling about the risks of not taking meds vs taking the meds and they both blow.
I am also getting more gastro testing as well. I am in the same boat as you pretty much. But I do find slowing your hearbeat and resting to where you don't need as much oxygen and breathing in and out slowly helps. It is really scary though and easy to get panicky. I have had some episodes that were pretty scary. But somehow testing shows mild asthma, hiatal hernia and a mitral valve prolapse all minor stuff. Nothing that major to explain such sob with little relief.
To date, the three HFA-propelled albuterol inhalation aerosol inhalers on the market include ProAir™ HFA, Proventil® HFA, and Ventolin® HFA. In addition, levalbuterol, the (R) enantiomer of racemic albuterol, is also available as Xopenex HFA™ inhalation aerosol. This national transition from CFC-propelled inhalers to HFA-propelled inhalers is ongoing and other medications using CFC-propelled inhalers will be phased out over the next several years.
(Sorry, this week has been a blur of meds, fevers, doc visits, and nebulizer treatments) Out of the list of meds I now have for my son (Xopenex, Albuterol, Pulmocort) what have ppl had the bust luck with as far as controlling this? I gave him Xopenex at 5pm and it didn't do a thing for his cough. I ended up having to put him in the shower to let the steam open him up a bit. When he is due for his next treatment I will be giving him albuterol.
The medication with the brand name Spiriva, generic name tiotropium, is not a steroid. It is a long acting anticholinergic.
There was an NIH study involving rats, and the study concluded that the damage varied with the age of the rats. It appears that cells that are in development are more likely to be affected. There was a lesser effect on rats who had developed into adults. Minimal doses of aerosilized prednisone are sometimes necessary to sustain life, and the benefit far outweighs the risk.
I'm wheezing even on prednisone and my PFT tests give the same numbers even though I've tried several inhalers. I've been trying xopenex on a nebulizer now which is supposed to be a refined version of albuterol. It's also taking me a LONG time to recover from a respiratory infection.
Even the specialist says that albuterol is okay, and that yes it is always better for us moms to breathe because the little ones need oxygen, so if that's what's working take it when you need it. I was taking albuterol in a nebulizer machine a minimum of 4-5 times a day..he switched me over to a new nebulizer med called Xopenex, that he says will have less effect on the baby and I actually think it works better.
Your doctor will determing which dose is right for you, but this drug is then EXACT same as Albuterol EXCEPT it is missing an isomer in the chemical compund which reduces and can even eliminate the tremors and increased heart rate. Check it out! Good Luck!
I've read that inhaled steroids can sometimes irritate the vocal cords (as can inhaled beta agonists like Albuterol), and this can lead to VCD (Vocal Cord Dysfunction) attacks (also known as "laryngo-spasm"). Carol http://cantbreathesuspectvcd.
most likely environmental, epigenetic/chromosomal changes , doc wrote exposure to oil fires, GW 91, rare mutations, enough to cause the CF infections, after I fired the docs for the MRI metal skin changes and not telling me about dec kidney function, payback is hell. I'm telling everyone what MRI metal does and CT radiation. My CF is fine , so is the asthma sx.
You're childs accidents have absoluitely nothing to do with the nebulizer treatments or the meds he's on. It is common for children as well as adults with poor bladder/bowel control to have accidents during coughing fits. I'm a bit perplexed to the amount of pulmonary medications your son is one however. Walking pneumonia doesnt warrent all those medications in my 14 years of experience. Singular? Pulmocourt? Xeopenex? Does your son even have a distant history of asthma?
Another med that is being considered for moderate to severe asthma that is used fairly routinely in CF folks is Zithromax or azithromycin on a long term basis. It is an antibiotic, in the macrolide class. It is used to help with inflammation of the lungs, also is beneficial for the chronic infections that CF'ers commonly have. Since starting the Zithromax nearly two years ago, I have found that my asthmatic component is much better with fewer exacerbations.
In meeting room, I suddenly get cough with any bad smell (Either another person's breath or bad breath or a strong coffee smell) I was told I have Asthma and as advised to take Albuterol and Asmanex. It sounded like control for a month, but not really. I went to second opinion with an ENT specialist. He suspected Acide Reflux and asked me to take Aciphex. I should agree that it controlled for 2 months, again got the symptoms after that even though if I still continue the medication.
I ended up using the Xopenex, even though it is a Class C. My dr said there is more risk to the baby not getting enough oxygen than the potential risks from a few uses while I am sick. I am feeling a little better though. Kristen26 - My DH and DS want a girl, I'm to that point where I want either as long as its healthy. I already have a boy so a girl would be cool. But I have a boy and another boy would be convienent. btw - My DS wants twin girls :) There's no sign of that !
It is a steroid, although it doesn't have the same side effects of oral steroids. The ICS is really the primary treatment for asthma. After you are feeling better, you can discus trying an ICS only medication like Asmanex or Alvesco with your doctor. This would eliminated the LABA which typically cause the jittery, rapid heart rate side effects people object to.
However, you are the one that has to put up with the reaction to the albuterol if it is needed. Does your dr have a clear understanding of your reactions to albuterol. She also suggested vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). That is a spasm of the vocal cords and can only be diagnosed by an ENT doing an endoscope exam. The problem with the exam is that unless your vocal cords spasm during the exam so that the dr can see the spasm, the test will be negative. It is a good posibility though.
Have your child sweat tested...In the meantime be generous with bronchodilatators(Albuterol or Xopenex- if your insurance covers).You need a nebulizer machine(no 4 year old can do "puffer" effectively).If that doesn't control the asthma add Pulmicort(also through nebul.machine)...and put your kid on a diet(decrease sugar and fat...stop buying things they snack in between meals....that is where most of the calories are from).Remember...it is not just what you eat but how you eat.
I should be getting the nebulizer sooner than the vest. I believe the perscription he wrote for the nebulizer is albuterol. My first pulmonary doctor had it in his mind that I did not have Bronchiectasis in spite of the CT scan. Up until January, I have not been sick (Since January, I have not been well) and I'm 59. When he got the 2nd CT scan report, it didn't say anything about bronc & he was too lazy to read the CD of the scan.
My 4 year old is suffering from the same issue. I have shown her to all the top most doctors in DC(Dr Bahadori, Dr Gupta, Dr Nathan, Dr. Feldman, Dr. Atiyeh, Dr. Gary Burgman, Dr. Pulvoi, Dr. Rosenburg and so on). She had been on 4 months on antibitic. She already had her adenoids taken out by Dr. Robert Bahadori DC's top most surgeons in May 2004. Before the surgery doctor assured that she will recover 100% after surgery.
Inhaled steroids are far easier on the body. As far as a scan goes, a CT (because of the radiation) is more hazardous than an MRI.
She put him on Singular, Nasonex, Zithromaz, Pulmicort and Xopenex with a nebulizer and Pancof-PD for cough at night. All at the same time. It kinda scares me!! He has been having up to 5 potty accidents a day. Is this possibly related? He seems to be full of energy (which he has been all along, he has never even acted sick). I have noticed after a treatment of Pulmicort that he gets a little crazy. I am wondering if I am doing the nebulizer treatments properly.
She has been in and out of the doc since jan....same exact symptoms as yours. Finally! She got really sick the doctor did a treament with a nebulizer in office and she was great, took a neb home also along with antibiotics and steriod(antibiotic; something I thought she needed months ago). Doc couldn't tell whether pneumonia or asthma acting up!!! Previous to this she had taken albuterol orally which normally cleared her up.
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