Albuterol and Levalbuterol are both bronchodilators, both can provide instant relief from an asthma attack, and can conveniently be carried in a pocket or purse for convenience. So which of these two great rescue medicines is best for you? Albuterol might just be the greatest gift ever to asthmatics. It was approved by the FDA in 1 982 and quickly became the most popular asthma medicine of the 20th century, and perhaps the most popular one of all time. It made breathing easy fast and without all the side effects of older bronchodilators like Alupent and Bronchosol. One of the few problems with Albuterol was that it contained both a R-Isomer that relaxed smooth muscle, and an S-Isomer that did not relax smooth muscle. Studies later discovered that the S-Isomer actually caused paradoxical bronchospasm in about 8 percent of those who use the medicine. According to the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, paradoxical bronchospasm is an adverse side effect of Albuterol. It's when the medicine causes bro...
Generic Name: FLUTICASONE DISK INHALER - ORAL Pronounced: (flew-TIC-uh-sone) Flovent Diskus Inhl Uses
Fluticasone is used to control and prevent symptoms (such
as wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. It works by reducing
swelling (inflammation) of the airways in the lungs to make breathing easier.
Controlling symptoms of asthma helps you maintain your normal activities and
decreases time lost from work or school. Fluticasone belongs to a class of
drugs known as corticosteroids.
This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It
does not work immediately and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma
attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as
albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as
How To Use Flovent Diskus Inhl
Read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this
product before you start using fluticasone and each time you get a refill. Read
Apnea (stopping breathing for at least 10 seconds) which occurs during sleep may require surgical intervention as treatment. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition in which breathing is blocked by closure or collapse of the tissues in the throat so that no air flows through the sleeper's nose or mouth, despite his efforts to breathe. Central sleep apnea occurs when the movement of the diaphragm (the muscle separating the chest from the abdomen) is temporarily stopped. This type of apnea is usually associated with some abnormality within the central nervous system that controls breathing. Over 90 percent of all sleep apneas are associated with upper airway obstruction; central respiratory failure without upper airway obstruction accounts for relatively few apneas. The severity of OSA is measured by an Apnea Index (also known as the Respiratory Disturbance Index). This represents the number of times a patient stops breathing for more than 10 seconds in each hour of sleep during a...
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