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Old 01-30-2005, 02:18 PM   #1
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Which Inhalers have the LEAST side effects and really help?

I am on albuterol and I have heard some not so good stories about Advair and don't want to take Singular because I feel that it's so new that in 2-3 years or more, it's going to be pulled off the shelf because of something in it that damages the lungs, so I would like to know what inhalers are the best?

 
Old 01-30-2005, 05:20 PM   #2
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Re: Which Inhalers have the LEAST side effects and really help?

Hmm...when I read your heading my first thoughts were Singulair and Advair! I'm on both of them with no side effects what so ever. They both work great too.

Another one that I take that has limited side effects is Pulmicort, but I don't feel it helps as much as Singulair and Advair. Like Advair it is a steroid.

All three of those meds are controller meds. You also need a rescue med, albueterol being the most common. As far as a know all rescue meds are loaded with side effects, though Xopenex less than others, but Xopenex has it's disadvantages. It's not as effective as the others, and they haven't developed a stable inhaler form, so it is nebulizer only.

 
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Re: Which Inhalers have the LEAST side effects and really help?

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It's not as effective as the others, and they haven't developed a stable inhaler form, so it is nebulizer only.
Nebulized Xopenex is just as effective, if not more effective, than albuterol in the inhaler or nebulizer. In fact, there was a study saying that the isomer that is present in albuterol, but not in Xopenex, has been linked with irritation of the airways. That is, when used without an inhaled steroid, albuterol can cause worsening asthma symptoms in the long run.
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Old 01-30-2005, 06:31 PM   #4
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Re: Which Inhalers have the LEAST side effects and really help?

I never knew that. I asked my doctor to switch to Xopenex because I hate albueterol, and she said it wouldn't do enough to help my asthma when I need it.

 
Old 01-30-2005, 07:09 PM   #5
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Re: Which Inhalers have the LEAST side effects and really help?

The only inhaler that I am on is the Albuterol because the others, you have to rinse out your mouth and for one, I don't have time to run and do that everytime I use my inhaler (like if I'm in the car or something) and two, I'm always scared that I will get thrush from it.

 
Old 01-30-2005, 07:25 PM   #6
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Re: Which Inhalers have the LEAST side effects and really help?

I imagine taking it without rinsing out your mouth is less than ideal, but better than not taking it at all. That's downright dangerous!

 
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Re: Which Inhalers have the LEAST side effects and really help?

I have found Advair to be a life-saver. You do have to rinse your mouth, like you do with all inhalers that contain steroids, but you only take it twice a day. I was using my albuterol inhaler 15-20 times a day. My doc put me on Advair and the very next day I stopped needing the albuterol totally. Since I've been on the Advair, I'm using the albuterol maybe once every two weeks. I haven't experienced any side effects from it. I just take it before I brush my teeth in the morning and at night. I don't know what I would do without it, though.

 
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Re: Which Inhalers have the LEAST side effects and really help?

I take Advair twice a day. Helps a lot.

 
Old 01-31-2005, 03:16 PM   #9
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I have the least side effects and am helped the most by Foradil,Pulmicort and Xopenex. Atrovent is right up there too.

 
Old 02-11-2005, 05:46 AM   #10
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i take pulmicort and terbutiline terbultine, any one know if these have bad side effects? cheers, april xx

 
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