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Difference between ipratropium and albuterol?
What's the difference between ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate?
I'm asthmatic & I currently have an upper respiratory infection. My doctor gave me a nebulizer to use for a week or so. He only mentioned albuterol, but when I opened it up to check out the medication, there's both ipratropium AND albuterol in here.

Are they the same medication?
sardoodledom
04/21/09
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  No they're not the same medication but they do the same thing. They are both bronchodilators. The body has two nervous systems which are called the sympathetic and the parasympathetic. What one does the other undoes. The sympathetic system dilates the bronchial tubes. So albuterol stimulates these nerves to cause the bronchi to dilate.And the action is called sympathomimetic. The other system, the parasympathetic causes the bronchi to constrict. That's where ipratropium comes in. It stops the action of the constriction by being a parasympatholytic. Or it stops the action of the parasympathetic making the bronchi dilate.
So, now that that's clear as mud, that's the difference between the two and why they're often given in combination with each other.
God bless.
Dave
04/21/09
how can I get rid ot the tremors caused by ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate inhalation treatments?
StagPreston
01/31/07
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  Tremors are the most common side effect with these meds. The tremors will pass is due time, its patient specific. Some people experience it for just a few minutes and some have them for hours. I don't know of any way to reverse them, but I do promise that they will eventually go away. If it is too bothersome for you see if your doctor will switch you to Xopenex it has fewer side effects.
CJBig
01/31/07
What do I do if I dont have any medical insurance....?
and I need a refill on my albuterol sulfate inhalation solution and Ipratropium Bromide inhalant solution for my breathing machine?
jessica o
04/12/09
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  If you have a major University where you live, chances are it has a Medical school where you may receive Free or low cost medical services depending on your income :-)
Richard G
04/12/09
taking inhalers for emphysema 1 time a day how long can I take this before lungs become imune to medicine?
taking albuterol sulfate and ipratropium bromide inhalation solutions once every morning
eb
12/25/06
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  Hello =)

I don't know of any data that supports the idea of a built-up tolerance to albuterol sulfate. Ipratropium bromide may fail to provide relief after a year or two, but its primary purpose, in addition to the albuterol, is to make the albuterol more tolerable to you.

Don't panic, you are using very small doses right now. They can be scaled up quite a bit before there is any real problem.

Namaste, and Happy Holidays,

--Tom
glassnegman
12/25/06
will medicaid pay for albuterol & ipratropium bromide which are for copd.?
louise
08/31/10
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  Both Medicare & Medicaid should cover them.
ckm1956
09/01/10
can you use a steroid nasal spray in the same 24 hours period as ipratropium bromide?
this is for severe sinusitis
I've been taking a nasal steroid spray and found a bottle of the Bausch & Lomb Ipratropium bromide from a previous sinus flare us and thought perhaps I should take it too.
pljarizona
12/21/07
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  Absolutely.
Are you taking ipratropium bromide by itself?

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Song1964
12/21/07
Can I take mucinex with ipratropium bromide anbd albuteral sulfate?
Ive tried to find this answer on the net for over 20 minutes getting frustrated. Havent see anything on either box.
mmm well ..thats pretty much all I know about the drugs..
oly
03/16/09
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  Yes! You can take mucinex with Albuterol and atrovent. Actually when Albuterol and Atrovent are mixed together, they are known as Duoneb. Those 2 meds help to open up your airways and the mucinex helps to break up the mucus. So you should have an easier time coughing up all of that mucus.
Amanda S.
03/16/09
accidentally used ipratropium bromide instead of albuteral sulfate?
I was coughing and wheezing very bad about half and hour ago. and as my inhaler seems to be missing i used my dads nebulizer (with permission)

in my rush to get it working i reached for a stack of boxes that said albuteral sulfate (which apparently was not)
im at least able to get the mucos out of my lungs now and im not wheezing, but will i still be ok?
i was diagnosed with asthma over the summer and im 16 (if relevant)
Jim tim
01/31/11
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  It has the same uses.So don't worry.But it causes damage to eyes when you use too much.It' could kidney rocks.Also,if you are male,it might cause prosprate problems
hamster guy
01/31/11
Can I use an Ipratropium Bromide Inhaler (AKA; Atrovent/Aprovent) that expired 2 years ago?
I used to have asthma when I was a kid.. but then it disappeared in my adolescence, well almost entirely, I still may have issues with it every now and then, but it only happens rarely now.. Like tonight..

|The thing is, I used to have a Salbutamol inhaler for those occasions, but it's empty now.. and I found an Ipratropium Bromide Inhaler that my grandma gave me some years ago.. But I read on the lable that it expired in Feb 2008..

Would it be dangerous to use it? right now I don't have a way of getting Salbutamol or anything else since drug stores are closed over here at this hour...

I know 2 years of expiration is already something.. but since this is a synthetic product and it's sealed in an aluminium cylinder.. under pressure... dunno, i was guessing maybe it's still safe to use..

Thanks
Albert
02/15/10
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What's the difference between albuterol and albuterol sulfate?
I always used to get albuterol but my last prescription filled was albuterol sulfate. Is this the new form of albuterol?
X
02/12/07
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  No. It's always been albuterol sulfate. Most doctors will just write "albuterol" on the prescription because pharmacists know that is albuterol sulfate.
bmac
02/12/07
What is Ipratropium Bromide?
Asthma drug
hooklanorm
09/11/06
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  Ipratropium Bromide is an anticholinergic used to prevent bronchospasm associated with chronic lung diseases. Can be prescribed for runny nose. Is related to atropine sulfate.
golden_retriever4u
09/11/06
my 2 year old ingested albuterol sulfate inhalation solution?
My son possibly drank his sisters albuterol sulfate solution 0.083 percent what are some signs that I need to watch for and what can I do
Jennifer Jude
04/17/11
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  No need for panic! The albuterol sulfate inhalation solution comes in prepackaged squeeze containers and doesn't hold more then a few cc's of solution. On top of that it is also diluted with a saline solution so when you squeeze it into the SVN (small volume nebulizer), the worst that will happen is that your son will get a mild case of diarrhea. The solution is meant to be inhaled yes, BUT, once the solution has been inhaled it passes through small alveoli into the bloodstream which will just give the same effect as if you drank the solution. Nothing happens to your daughter, nothing is going to happen to your son. The medication is used to treat constricted airways and help with bronchial problems, asthma, etc. If your son has none of these problems the medication will have no affect on him. The only way this would be cause for concern is if he ingested a LARGE amount or he did this on a regular basis. If you're still worried you can call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 and talk to a professional just to be on the safe side.

--- Mother of 3 & health-care professional ---

Still, keep a close eye on him in case he has a reaction since at that young of an age you are still learning about allergies to certain medications
Stephanie
04/17/11
Can a patient take Albuterol Sulfate and Advair together?
The spelling is Albuterol sulfate
linda
04/30/09
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  Yes .... in acute states they are prescribed together ..... the advair is a long term therapy that should be continued in the acute phase ... and the albuterol is used to address the acute airways dysfunction, generally during hospital confinement
cryptoxmit
04/30/09
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
albuterol sulfate?
can albuterol sulfate inhalation solution be inter changed with xopenex levalbuterol inhalation liquid solution
jeff o
04/17/07
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  Yes, many people cant handle the side effects from the albuterol. jittery, shaky, increased heart rate to name a few. Also, albuterol only last around 4 hours.
Xopenex (levalbuterol) does not cause these irritating side effects (for the most part) and last around 6 hours.
They are both bronchodilators. Xopenex tends to be a little more expensive, but if you are in need of alubterol treatments every four hours, switching to xopenex would estimate to cost the same, since it is only taken every six hours.
some physicians still recommend the xopenex be taken every 4 hours if a patient is in distress.
Please only take your medication as directed.

In my opinion Xopenex is the drug of choice for people with any lung disease or disorder!
hope i helped!
davisk80
04/17/07
DANGEROUS? - Nebulizer causing orange flame in gas heater?
My grandmother was put on a nebulizer yeaterday for a weeks use. She uses gas heat and gas stove. I notice that during and ater each nebulizer use, the heater and stove have an orange flame. After about an hour or so, it goes back to blue. Is this common? Is this normal?

MEDS mixed in cup ARE:

Albuterol Sulfate 0.083% (2.5mg)
and
Ipratropium Bromide 0.02% (0.5mg)

I want to know ASAP because she has another treatment tomorrow morning and if it's dangerous, I want to know tonight. We've already had 4 treatments in her house and nothing has blowed up yet, but a nebulizer is all new to us. The heater is about 15 feet from where she sits and she faces the opposite direction of it, so I assume the mist drifts through the air.

NORMAL?

DANGEROUS??

Can you long-term users help me out here?


I cannot find anything on the internet about it....I'm at a loss and worried out of my mind that this is causing her harm...


THANK YOU!
THE MACHINE:

A little box that has a long plastic hose (bout 4 feet) running to a little cup that we put the meds in, then flip a switch and she breathes through a little mouth piece for about 15 minutes until meds run out.

No oxygen tank or any other machines in use.


Can't really move to different room for treatment, as she is weak from a resperatory infect. and has bad arthritus. So she chills in the recliner and we give her the treatment there.
photocritter
01/02/08
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  i have never heard of this, but since she isnt using oxygen at the time, i would say it is safe. the meds themselves are safe and shouldnt cause this at all. sounds as if it is just a coincidence, but i would have the gas heater checked out. my dads heater changes color from time to time, but im not 100% sure. just get the heater checked.
debbied81
01/02/08
Can you take 2 Advil's and and two puffs of Albuterol Sulfate inhailor?
i am in reallyy bad pain right now
and i want to take 2 Advils and then two puffs of my inhailor.
the Advil is your regular stregth ... and my inhailor says its Albuterol Sulfate.

can i take them both.. safely?
please help im in soo much pain
J'adore les chiens
07/14/09
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I am having trouble breathing I Took albuterol Sulfate Now there are other things happening are these normal?
I am having trouble breathing I Took albuterol Sulfate (which My Doctor Prescribed) Now there are other things happening such as, I'm Shaking, my hands and legs are shaking, and My Heart rate is increased is this normal?
Darkchaos
03/10/10
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  A side effect of Albuterol is increased heart rate which causes shaking. If its more than just a little bit increased it could mean you're having an over reaction. Make sure not to take more than 2 puffs every 4 hours. If you do it can increase those effects. If it gets too bad or unbearable go to your doctor or er. There are other alternatives to Albuterol for asthma and other breathing problems that don't have the heart rate increase effects.
Nif
03/10/10
Effects of lung inhalents on others?
I am currently using a nebulizer 3 times a day using a combination of Xopenex and Ipratropium Bromide. My wife says this stuff smells and bothers her sinus and eyes even though she may be in another room. She also says it smells. I of course don't smell anything nor does it bother me. Any one got any thoughts about this. By the way my wife has very sensitive sinus and graves disease (eye).
Jerry C
04/05/07
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  I agree with the other contributor that you should speak to your doctor but not to switch to MDI's. If your doctor thought that you should be on them you would already be using them. If your wife is that sensitive to the exhaled medication from your nebulizer ask your doctor to work with your home care company to get you a nebulizer that has a filter so that what you exhale is blown out into the filter and not directly into the room air. We use this type in the hospital for certain medications when the patient may have TB. This should lessen the effect on your wife and therefore your marriage. Ipratropium can cause trouble for people with glucoma and graves disease. Hopefully the homecare company will be able to comply quickly. Best of luck to you.
wezy53154
04/08/07
Why isnt it ok to use Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution after the expiration date what results would occur?
What would be the internal and external results of using Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution after expiration date?
Irony
03/31/11
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Can I boil albuterol and breathe in the fumes?
I'm having an asthma/panic attack and I can find my inhaler. I've searched everywhere.
I no longer have my machine but I do have a few little tubes of albuterol. I know I'm supposed to breathe in the albuterol fog so could I put the albuterol in a pot and boil it or should I add water to it? What do I do? Please help!
~Jennifer~
03/26/08
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  You should always have more then one inhaler,and about albuterol,I would suggest putting in a bowl with a little boiling water,then breathe in the steam with a clothe around your head and the bowl.But get medical help A.S.AP.
Kelly
03/26/08
How long after taking pseudoephedrine can I use an inhaler? (albuterol sulfate)?
my doctor said use one or the other... im not having much luck w/ the pseudoephedrine but I want to be safe
Any help is much appreciated!
willow
03/04/08
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  I'm a tad confused by these directions, but it could be because of the possible cardiac side effects. They are 2 totally different drugs and they work differently.
Since the jitters and rapid heart rate don't last as long with the inhaler, I recommend using it first. About an hour later, take the pseudoephedrine and analyze how that system works for you. If you still are too jittery, ask your doctor to replace your Albuterol with Levalbuterol/Xopenex instead.
cwgrrl7
03/04/08
Is there a difference between epinephrine and albuterol?
Is albuterol and epinephrine the same thing? I know people abuse epinephrine to lose weight or get a speed like effect, but is it the same as albuterol, if not why do people abuse albuterol then?
betty
05/29/07
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  No they are not the same thing. Epinephrine is your "fight or flight" hormone. You are thinking of ephedrine (in weight loss products) Albuterol is used for people with asthma or other breathing problems. Epinephrine can help relax your airways and make it easier to breath similarly to albuterol....but they are not the same thing.
drwalsh03
05/29/07
What can an overdose of albuterol do to you?
I think I may be taking too much albuterol...a lot too much. And it makes me really shaky. I feel like I'm so shaky I almost can't walk and have trouble thinking. I've read that overdoses can cause seizures and such. Is this type of thing what I am experiencing? I'm not so sure on what the dosage should be, but I seem to have breathing troubles a lot. I think half of the problems could be caused by the albuterol. Part of the problem is that my breath seems to come out as if I'm crying or trembling and my heart is racing.
I already have singulair and advair. Albuterol is my emergency inhaler, and truthfully, I take it for the buzz. I like the way it makes me feel in my head. Does this make me a druggie?
I've actually taken it 35 times in one day before.
Kali S. Loves Not You
12/13/06
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  the normal dose for an albuterol inhaler is: 2 puffs by mouth every 4 to 6 hours. you shouldn't use it more than 6 times a day. if you are, you can o.d. on albuterol, and also, you should be on something else to help control your breathing, because albuterol isn't really supposed to be a maintenance drug, it's more of an emergency drug.

ask your doctor about something like Advair or Singulair. those drugs help keep you from having asthma attacks, and you wouldn't need to use your albuterol as much.
Elaine T
12/13/06
Azmacort and albuterol?
I have been on albuterol inhaler for a while and my doctor just added Azmacort to my list. I take Azmacort three times a day now: 10am, 5pm, 10pm. My question is.. do I still use my albuterol? If so when do I use it with the schedule I'm on with Azmacort?
Nessy K
03/15/09
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  Azmacort is meant to prevent symptoms of asthma in the first place. it does not treat sudden symtoms of attack.

Thats why you still need the albuterol, aka the rescue inhaler, which Does treat acute symptoms of asthma like an attack.

The two are safe when used in combination...but everyone has an individual response to medications...so you should always be on alert for an adverse reaction when starting a new med.

After you are on the azmacort for a bit, if you are someone with mild asthma, you should notice a decreased occurance in your acute asthma attacks/symtoms and therefore, most asthmatics on a drug like azmacort do not need the albuterol as often, (i hardly ever need mine for instance once i started a maintancence drug like azmacort) They usually then use the albuterol only on an as needed basis..not on a schedule which you may have been origionally on. HOWEVER: it is very important no matter how good your asthma gets that you keep an albuterol inhaler on hand in case of an emergency!!!

Its sad that advair costs 200$ a month b/c when I have it, i have no asthma symptoms at all...but i dont have insurance right now. someday soon though ill be getting it :) GL!
Ilikestoanswer
03/15/09
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
What will happen to my albuterol refills?
I was just wondering, I will have 3 refills of my albuterol left by the time my one year anniversary of my dr. appointment will occur. I don't have an asthma attack every day, usually only if I'm sick already or I have been around a lot of my asthma triggers. Will those albuterol refills just expire, or can I continue to get them refilled until I run out of refills?
Vague
10/08/09
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  I'm thinking that you may need to call the Dr.'s Office OR the Pharmacy where you got the original Rx filled...

Also, if you have been 'diagnosed' w/ asthma, you need to know your triggers, & try to avoid them....Your Dr. may also be able to put you on other inhalers, that are'nt opf the 'rescue' variety as is the Albuterol...I am on Advai, daily, & it helps me alot...just saying here....
duane4ta
10/08/09
Can Carvedilol be used in someone with COPD?
This is a case study.

The patient is a 62 y/o man complaining of decreased exercise tolerance. He suffered an MI 2 years ago for which he received PCI and a bare metal stent.. He has DM type II, COPD, and hyperlipidemia. Pertinent meds are verapamil ER 240mg daily, ISDN 30mg daily. He also takes NPH insulin for DM and albuterol and ipratropium for COPD. Also he is on aspirin 81mg daily.

His current ejection fraction is 30% and BP is 118/86. HR is 74 bpm, Scr is 1.4. BUN is 24 and Na and K are in normal limits.

I think the verapamil should be discontinued and replaced with carvedilol since it has been studied more in heart failure, but I'm worried about it affecting his COPD status. Can you tell me what suggestions you have? Please include references (or links) if you are using web resources.

Serious answers only please. Thank You!
vivaldi558
02/13/07
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  The correct answer seems to be yes and no.Coreg is contraindicated for asthma, however research indicates beta blockers do not have to be avoided in COPD patients.I would think Toprol xl would be the better choice to replace Verapamil.
xxx
02/13/07
Albuterol?
Does the medicine Albuterol, used for treatment of asthma, contain steroids?
Savanna23
06/20/08
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  No, I take aulbuterol it does not contain steriods. It is not a steriod drug. Maybe other inhalers like atrovent have steriods but I am almost positive that aulbuterol does not.
lilangel
06/20/08
Is the Albuterol sulfate syrup for a nebulizer safe to swallow?
Can i swallow the syrup instead of putting it into the nebulizer? If so, which way would be more effective with working out?
Person
05/15/10
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  Albuterol SYRUP is for oral use....albuterol SOLUTION is for your nebulizer. You should not use the SYRUP in a nebulizer.
Joe
05/15/10
Will albuterol sulfate cause me to fail my drug test the day after tomorrow?
I used it for the first time in a while I was scheduled to take the M.E.P.S drug test could it cause me to fail?
Josep Hull
07/04/11
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  No, but the pot you smoked and liquor you drank will.
shutuppauface
07/04/11
Why cant you use morphine sulfate to treat surgical pain?
I had a herniated disc in my L5S1 area of my back. The doctor gave me morphine sulfate for the pain. Last week I had decompression surgery to correct the problem. I was given a different pain med. that works very well but the doctor told me not to use the morphine for pain. I was given morphine in the hospital but I cant use the morphine sulfate for pain at home. The literature they give with medication when you get a perscription filled even says not to use morphine sulfate to treat postsurgery pain. I just want to know if there is a medical reason why you cant use morphine sulfate to treat surgical pain.
pam s
08/28/07
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  Couldn't say it any better than Matador89 did. He is spot on. I had the same surgery and believe me you won't need the Morphine, that surgery was a blessing for me, I hope it is for you. Good Luck
DeltaQueen
08/28/07
My cousin has a cold and a very bad cough, but he doesn't have asthma?
Okay, so he doesn't have asthma but can I use Albuterol Sulfate and Pulmicort Respules together?
Is it okay for my cousin.

Btw, my cousin's 3 years old.
Thanks.
Rawr.
02/07/09
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  No, it's not okay. They are very specific medications, for very specific problems - which your cousin doesn't have. Also, your cousin is only three, which is definitely too young for you to be giving him medication of that type without a doctor's order and supervision.

Your cousin needs to see his doctor, if you feel that his cold and cough are bad enough to need medical intervention. If you can't get to his doctor, then try a local clinic, or even the hospital.
Raven
02/07/09
Can morphine sulfate be IV'd through the arm?
Just wondering can someone crush up morphine sulfate and shoot it up? Or does it not work in water? Its Morphine Sulfate not regular morphine. I found needles in my brothers room next to this bottle of morphine sulfates. Please let me know
Jessler
06/20/09
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  Yes you can. If you think your brother is doing this please tell someone. It is very dangerous, he could kill himself with an overdose.
susan
06/20/09
Can Albuterol Sulfate make you fail a drug test?
I've used it twice and I was just wondering if it can make you fail a drug screening test and how long it stays in your system.
Enrique
04/23/10
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  No it will not make you fail a drug test.

It stays in your system for around 6-8 hours.
Amanda S.
04/23/10
What symptoms may cause a doctor to prescribe Albuterol over other asthma medications?
For what particular asthma symptoms does Albuterol (Salbutamol) cater to? Why may a doctor determine that his or her patient needs to take albuterol instead of other potential asthma medications?
Kyle E
05/21/08
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  Fast acting B2 agonists like albuterol "cater" to the bronchial smooth muscle constriction that is occuring arround your lower airways. the albuterol relaxes the smooth muscle allowing the bronchioles to widen and more air to pass. There is airway inflammation occuring as well that is usually taken care of with steroids.

If you use your inhaler more than twice a week your asthma may not be controlled and you may need to be taking controller meds as well.

Like Nichole mentioned Albuterol is the cheapest and most widely used beta agonist rescue inhaler. there is another that is used but it hasn't been proven to work any better or faster and its about 6 times as expensive.
Frustrated RT
05/21/08
Duoneb vs albuterol?
I have been on duoneb(inhaler and neublized) a couple years. I started to feel a lot of tightness between shoulders so I started a trial of spiriva so had to get albuterol. I did not really find the spiriva to be working as I expected to be able to cut down on nebulizer and inhaler. I quit the spiriva and tried my duoneb in neb again. Got the tightness again. Feels like a knee in my back. Tried albuterol in neb and it works fine. Could I have built up an intolerance to the other med in duoneb?
debk
04/18/07
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  Here is the list of side effects one may experience while using Duoneb. I would recommend that you speak with either your doctor or pharmacist about your concerns. I used Duoneb for a short time, but the side effects were horrible. I switched to albuterol without ipratropium, and do much better.

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, nausea, coughing, dry mouth or sinus congestion may occur. If these continue or are bothersome, notify your doctor. Uncommon effects include: palpitations or irregular heartbeat, chest pain, change in sputum color (infection). Very unlikely but report: dizziness, nervousness, hair loss, fever, coordination problems. In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Barry M
04/18/07
albuterol and atrovent combined make up duoneb-- what does albuterol do that atrovent doesn't and vice versa--
stazilla
01/21/07
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  I didn't quite want to get into this question, but there needs to be some clarification.

First Atrovent is NOT a steroid. It is an anticholinergic drug which blocks Acetylcholine. "It acts by blocking muscarinic receptors in the lung, inhibiting bronchoconstriction and mucus secretion." (as quoted from Wikipedia).

Albuterol is a Beta-2 Agonist "...activation of β2-receptors results in relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle resulting in a widening of the airway (bronchodilation). Inhaled salbutamol sulfate has a rapid onset of action, providing relief within 5-15 minutes of administration." (as quoted from Wikipedia) [Note: Salbutamol is the European name of Albuterol - just to avoid confusion]

Okay... now it's clear that Albuterol and Atrovent are BOTH bronchodilators. They are however, of different types of bronchodilation (one Beta-2 the other an anticholinergic). They are used as a combination to have a complimenting effect against bronchoconstriction. "...albuterol offers immediate relief while ipatropium bromide provides longer-lasting effects" (as quoted from http://asthmatrack.org/medsglossary.html#ipatr )

It should also be noted that Atrovent is a longer-acting short-term bronchodilator than Albuterol... but is not as FAST-acting as Albuterol. Therefore, Albuterol is still considered the primary drug during sudden and severe bronchospasm.

The brand-name version of the two combined drugs are "DuoNeb" for the liquid (for nebulizing), and "Combivent" for the MDI. I believe this has already been mentioned in the above posts.

Though it hasn't been mentioned, Atrovent isn't recommended for children under age 6 by the FDA. Another problem with Atrovent it is "...is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to soya lecithin or related products such as soybean and peanut." (quoted from http://www.ismp.org/newsletters/acutecare/articles/19981021.asp )

So be aware of delivering the Albuterol/Atrovent combination to folks with known peanut allergies... give just the Albuterol.

Hope this information makes some clarifications.
Good luck.
sam_of_losangeles
01/22/07
Dosage info of zinc sulfate supplements?
My dermatologist prescribed zinc sulfate supplements for acne.
She just said take them an hour after meals. Each tablet weighs 200 mg.

I'm seventeen years old, medium build. How much am i suppose to take? how many times a day ? What are the dangers of taking high doses?

Does zinc sulfate really help in clearing up skin?
otter
08/18/09
Reply
  Yes, zinc is good for clearing up the skin. My question is, isn't all of the dosage info on the bottle you got? It should tell you how many times a day and how many pills at a time. If you are still confused after looking at the bottle or info that came with the bottle (all prescriptions come with information on dosage and side effects) then please call your doctor.
Huckleberry Sin
08/18/09
Ferrous Sulfate supplement - Is one that says, "Equivalent" to 325mg as good as one that actually is 325mg?
Doctor ordered me to take ferrous sulfate, 325mg, because of very low iron levels in my blood test. In researching which product to buy, I see some that say they HAVE 325mg of ferrous sulfate, and some that say they have (for example) "65mg Iron, Equivalent to 325mg ferrous sulfate.

Is there really a difference between the two, and is one better than the other for iron therapy?

Thanks!
Don P
11/21/09
Reply
  Ferrous sulfate is an extremely oxidative form of iron, meaning it causes cell death when ingested. Many children die each year mistaking the tablets for candy. It's fairly harmless in adults but it does still cause cell damage especially to the liver if taken in high doses or for too long. Ferrous fumarate is a much safer and more tolerable form of iron to take but it can be harder to find. Your doc may be able to find it for you on his computer if you can't.

All minerals have to be bound or chelated to something for it to reach our cells. In this case iron is attached to a sulfate molecule 325mg in total, but the actual iron content (also known as elemental amount) is 65mg. Both the products you mention have the same amount of elemental iron in them. Hope this helps.
mz_dazed
11/21/09
HELP when using a Proventil HFA inhaler?
This is said to be a warning, please explain what it means?? O_O

Paradoxical Bronchospasm: Inhaled albuterol sulfate can produce paradoxical bronchospasm that may be life threatening. If paradoxical bronchospasm occur, PROVENTIL® HFA Inhalation Aerosol should be discontinued immediately and alternative therapy instituted. It should be recognized that paradoxical bronchospasm, when associated with inhaled formulations, frequently occurs with the first use of a new canister
Leila Smith
04/27/11
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Can I take Methadone with Morphine Sulfate?
My doctor prescribed I take Methadone with Morphine Sulfate to treat my intense lower back pain. I was originally taking Methadone with Roxycodone but today she replaced it with Morphine Sulfate. My pharmacist seemed kinda concerned about me taking those two together. Is it safe to take?
Zorua
08/28/07
Reply
  Your pharmacist is right to be concerned, but I'm sure it is because of the strength of meds, in other words he/she is probably worried that you will be to "high".
You were probably prescribed 10mg methadone tabs, if so it is common. Reason being both methadone and Morphine sulfate are opiates, that means they work through the spinal cord to alleviate pain.
You are absolutely right to check and double check your meds. All I can tell you is that it was eventually prescibed to me this way and I really do have better pain relief now.
Of course everyone reacts differantly to differant medications and in my case we have been working to find a good pain solution for quite a while. Chronic Back Pain is so difficult to treat (pain wise) because levels of pain vary so much that the doctors really must track our communication with them as well as our physical condition, so be sure if you are uncomfortable to contact his office asap.
Good Luck to you, I hope you find the pain relief that you need.
DeltaQueen
08/28/07
What is the safest medication (Beathing Inhalers)comparing the 3 i am listing ?
I am a Viet Nam Vet & get my medication thru the VA.
My primary doctor & my personal doctor has prescribed these 3 different inhaler medications for me.
I am trying to find out which is the saftest inhaler medical wise to use long term ?
I am a class-2 diabectic/63 years old/with major breathing problems from asbestoes.
1-Foeadil Aerolizer
2-asmanex Twisthaler
3-proventil HFA (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosal)
Thank You.
lukec1943
09/24/07
Reply
  First of all, thank you for serving our country!

If you have breathing problems, taking any or all of these meds is MUCH safer than not taking them!!! The side affects are minimal and most people don't experience them. There shouldn't be any drug interactions between these meds and your diabetes meds, but if you'd like to make sure, you can check using this website: http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html

If they prescribed 3, you probably need to take all 3 of them because they all work differently to do different things. Proventil is a fast-acting inhaler to "rescue" you from sudden attacks. You probably won't need to take it regularly--just when your symptoms kick up. Asmanex and Foradil are regular maintenance inhalers that dilate your bronchial tubes. They won't stop sudden attacks, but if taken regularly will drastically reduce the number of times you experience symptoms. That said, Asmanex and Foradil work differently, and will work better together than separately.

If financial considerations prevent you from being able to take all 3, pick either asmanex or foradil, AND get the generic of proventil--Albuterol.
Liliya829
09/24/07
Triple Antibiotic Ointment?
Bacitracin Zinc
Neomycin sulfate
Polymyxin B sulfate
Is there any Anti-fungle component here?
JAMES
07/30/06
Reply
  NO....anti-bacterial only and normally for skin infections. Antifungals are things like Tinactin or al ot of other over the counter types for jock itch, female vaginal infections, yeast infections.
Sassy OLD Broad
07/30/06
How many drops of concentrated Albuterol solution to Saline solution should I use?
I finally found some saline I can use with my albuterol medicine. Now all I need to know is the proper mixture ratio. Can you help?
myoddthoughtss
09/09/07
Reply
  if you are using a nebulizer and you are an adult, the proper mixture is: 2.5 mg of albuterol to 3 ml of normal saline... make sure there is a fine mist before starting inhaling....
firechick1721
09/09/07
What is the difference between Albuterol and Alupent for quick acting asthma relief?
I hove both Albuterol and Alupent in my medicine cabinet. My doctor didn't give me clear directions about which to take. The pharmacist said that both are interchangeable. Is this true? What is the difference?
Phillip
03/28/07
Reply
  Matt's right. Albuterol has less cardiac side effects.
mike.marlow
04/01/07
Why when I have an asthma attack albuterol does not work but coughing deep to where I vibrate my lungs helps?
Whenever I have an asthma attack albuterol does not work. The only thing that works is coughing really hard until my lungs vibrate really hard and then my asthma goes away. Why is this?
how would flomax work?
I am on advair. albuterol. and xolair twice a month.
jeremyc1984
02/05/09
Reply
  You need a pulmonary function test. If a bronchodilator works. Maybe you have copd and not asthma.
Mary
02/06/09
Do you know any toothpaste that doesnt have sodium lauryl sulfate in it?
Sodium lauryl sulfate is an ingredient present in all toothpaste. It seems that is very harmful for our gum and teeth since it is a detergent.. It seems that it is like high fructose corn syrup that is present in so many kind of food and it is the culprit of obseity. Well now it is sodium lauryl sulfate in toothpaste that it seems to be the enemy in the fight against cavities and gum recession.
jennie
07/17/08
Reply
  I have a tube of Crest cavity protection on the active ingredient it says sodium floride & floride ion it doesn't say it contains sodium lauryl sulfate. hope this helps
Lyn- mom and nana.
07/17/08
im pregnant and taking ferrous sulfate and of coarse prenatal vitamins and metronidazole?
im 12 weeks and my doc prescribed this to me im only taking ferrous sulfate acid and in 2 weeks i take the anti biotic for my vaginal infection, what are the side effects to the anti biotic? and what is ferrous sulfate ?
lovely.
06/10/10
Reply
How much do you pay for an inhaler of albuterol/proventil?
How much do you pay for an inhaler of albuterol/proventil?

I just got a new prescription for this and I need to pay $30 WITH insurance! I was shocked, so I asked how much the retail price is (without insurance) and was told $54.95. Is this surprising or what everybody else is finding they habe to pay for inhalers?
ferretkiss
10/01/10
Reply
  That sounds close to what I paid, the cost depends or your insurance and your pharmaceutical plan. It also depends on whether or not the deductible has been paid.
Sunshine
10/01/10
Is a body wash with Sodium Laureth Sulfate better than a body wash with Ammonium Laureth Sulfate?
Some leading body washes contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate, but others contain Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate and Ammonium Laureth Sulfate. The difference between SLS and ALS isn't really notable, but is there a difference between the body washes?
Fumiko S
01/11/07
Reply
  so my husbands not the only one to read the back of those bottles while he's pooing
jenny
01/11/07
What is the specific gravity of the copper sulfate solution they test blood for anemia with?
Like when you go to a blood drive and they have to test you for anemia, I know they use a copper sulfate solution. But does anyone know the ratio of copper sulfate to water they use? (well I'm assuming it's just those two chemicals)
Donna The Crazy Kid
06/20/09
Reply
  The specific gravity is 2.28 (hydrated) 3.6 (anhydrous).
RAM
06/24/09
Question about nebulizer medications?
I have COPD, with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and frequents asthma attacks. I am highly allergic to sulfa. I am somewhat confused by the medications I have been prescribed in the past to put in my nebulizer .
I know when I was hospitalized in March with a bad reaction to Bactrim the M.D. would only let me have Xopenex via neb...even though my pulmo had me on Brovana,albuterol and atrovent (mixed together) 2 times a day.
And atrovent and albuterol (mixed together )two times a day.

The pulmo also had me on amoxilllian 500mg 3 times a day for seven days "every" month.

The pulmo I was going to is quite a distance away and I am looking for a closer one, in the mean time can you advise me about the nebulizer meds and what would be safe for someone who is so sensitive to sulfa?
Until I get in to see a pulmo in a neighboring city, I am taking albuterol via neb and using the proair puffer.
Any information would be appreciated
Moma
06/29/09
Reply
  I know you may fill a gig pig at time's but your doctor is try to fine out what will work best for you only you know your body better then you tell your doctor what have worked for you in the pass this may help him to fine out which medications will work for you
Gemini
gemini
06/29/09
Tessalon Perle?
If I'm taking tessalon and albuterol can i also take theraflu for relief of head, nose and throat congestion, fever and headaches from the congestion.
all of my life, once i get a flu or cold, i always have asthmatic symptoms and allergies that kick my butt. all my life i have taken albuterol, for the bronchial spasms and chronic, choking gagging coughs.
chinostroza76
04/22/08
Reply
  I had bronchitis they put me on albuterol,advair,avelox,robitussin and prednisone. Alot but each one was for a specific symptom. What Im saying sounds like alot but each work differently.Tessalon is for cough, albuterol for opening airways. Not sure theraflu best option.Talk with your dr. about some relief of your other syptoms.
catwoman1314
04/22/08
Has anyone taking morphine sulfate or Avinza 30mg cp24?
I have servere lower back pain that is shooting down my legs. My doctor put me on this morphine sulfate and I wanted to if anyone has taken this and what side effects you had.
Sweet T
07/23/07
Reply
  I take morphin sulfate three times a day, and i have gotten that shootinig cramping pain in my left leg. It is very painful. The opiats can cause cramping while taking them. try drinking plenty of fluids and streching your leg, it helped for me.
ronnie8905
07/24/07
for those that have read my posts regardning my asthma?
i went to the dr today he gave me 3 medicines one is xopenex hfa(levalbuterol tartrate) which he gave me instead of the albuterol cause i think i overdosed on the albuterol and caused my chest tightness and hes says it weaker and has less side effects on your heart..and he gave me a steroid inhaler called azmacort(triamcinolone acetonide) and singulair..just wanted to update all of you and see if you think this is a good selection of medication
iamloco724
03/17/07
Reply
  FWIW

I was taking xopenex, I had "side effects" listed in the overdose
literature

I was down to 1 puff a day and still had side effects


Haven't done the other two
byron101540
03/17/07
Can I take Flovent with an albuterol machine thing?
I got perscribed the Flovent and was wonderin if I can take it with the Albuterol machine.
Volcano Peas
12/09/09
Reply
  My answer applies ONLY if the flovent you have been prescribed is in liquid form which is suitable for use with a nebulizer. Yes you can take it with the albuterol machine. Please make sure you wash and dry the machine between use.
Trooper
12/13/09
Am I taking too many pills?
These are all by prescription.
I am 17 and 125 lbs if that is revelant.
Ok i take Adderall (for ADD) Yaz (for Birth Control) and Methscopolamine Bromide (for Stomach Issues)
Will they still all work together? Is it too much?
black rose
02/15/09
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  I'm 14, 5' 4'' and 114lb and I take 2 melatonin for sleeping sounder, 1 ... i cant think what is called but its for stress, and a vitamin. Most the time I take med for migraines too. As long as they are all prescribed your fine I'm pretty sure. Dr as what your taking already when you go in so... yeah they're the experts.
Ria
02/15/09
Can you mix Dextroamphamine and Morphine Sulfate?
I took Dextroamphetamine yesterday at about 1am. Is it ok if I use the Morphine Sulfate injection tonight, or is it too soon to take it?
Mamabear
07/05/09
Reply
  You need to consult the prescribing doctor(s) and the dispensing pharmacist(s).

Why did you take an stimulant at 1am?
crimsonshedemon
07/05/09
Is it okay to take Ferrous Sulfate while taking Vitamin E?
I usually take Myra E and I know that my blood pressure is 90/50. I want to take ferrous sulfate

03/29/11
Reply
  I think it might be ok to take it with vitamin E. Check here. This site lists many of the foods and supplements that interfere with the body's absorption of iron.

http://truestarhealth.com/Notes/2870003.html
pelican
03/29/11
Is it okay to take Ferrous Sulfate while taking Vitamin E?
I usually take Myra E and I know that my blood pressure is 90/50. I want to take ferrous sulfate
Janice
03/29/11
Reply
  I think it might be ok to take it with vitamin E. Check here. This site lists many of the foods and supplements that interfere with the body's absorption of iron.

http://truestarhealth.com/Notes/2870003.html
pelican
03/29/11
Mixing together pulmicort and albuterol in my nebulizer?
Last year around allergy season my doctor told me to mix together my albuterol with my pulmicort in my nebulizer. Right now I have been having serious asthma problems all week long and have been usind both my inhaler and nebulizer to relieve my asthma symptoms quickly. I was wondering if I should do this again? It did help me alot in the past and stopped me from wheezing for the whole spring.
Mini Mon-Star
05/04/09
Reply
  "PULMICORT RESPULES has not been studied when mixed with other nebulizable medications. PULMICORT RESPULES should be given separately in the nebulizer." comes from the insert from the manufacturer.

Yet, there is new research that suggests that it is acceptable .... if it works for you .... and based on your previous experience ... what are you waiting for? Good luck .... I hope it helps ...
cryptoxmit
05/04/09
what solution works best for recovering undistorted prtozoan cysts and nematode larvae from fecal samples?
need it for my college test............heres the choices i have
glucose, sodium chloride, sodium sulfate, zinc sulfate
Shorty
03/06/07
Reply
  I am just guessing here, but here's the logic: need sodium chloride to make sure there is an osmotic balance in the solution and the organism; and glucose to increase the density of the solution so the organisms float to the top. I have no idea if this is correct.
formerly_bob
03/06/07
how do you use magnesium sulfate ?
My mom hands really hurts. its been hurting for a while already. So she bought Magnesium Sulfate U.S.P. & She wants to know how to use it. How do you use it ???
Daisy
08/28/10
Reply
  http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=magnesium+sulfate+for+healing&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz2-ytff-grpj
Einstein
08/28/10
ALBUTEROL and PULMICORT in Nebulizer for cough for my 4 year old?
My daughter is 4 years old, and has been suffering from this dry, non productive , dry cough since November. She cough on and off, gets better for a week then starts again.
Just today, her doctor prescribed Albuterol and Pulmicort in nebulizer. She said she might have coughing asthma, and that will help. She has a few allergies also, and takes daily antihistamine, but still has that terrible cough.
Is there any side affects for those meds? Anyone had any experience?
Angel#3
04/03/09
Reply
  My son was introduced to albuterol when he was 4 months old. He was born premature and his lungs didnt develop well. We used it almost everyday he is off of it now but we keep it just in case. We have never seen any side effects from the use of it. Keep a close eye on her and the prescribtion should tell you what signs to what out for.
Karina S
04/03/09
Medicinal Allergies?
I was told at about 10 I could possibly have an allergy to sulfur drugs when I got a rash after taking a sulfur antibiotic, I was never tested the doc wasnt sure but said better safe than sorry assume you have an allergy to sulfur drugs. At the time they didnt know I had eczema so that could have been the cause of the rash as you tend to break out when sick.

My question is should I refrain from taking prenatal vitamins containing zinc sulfate, cupric sulfate or magnesium sulfate or is that a different make up than the sulfur in antibiotics? The only reaction I had the the antibiotic was a rash, which they arent even positive if it was the cause.
wbn08
08/25/06
Reply
  I am allergic to sulfa also, same thing,rash's.... But take your prenatal vitamins, those are very important and it's not the same thing....Per chance if ever you get a reaction to vitamins, just look at them and start eliminating what you possibly think it could be, but vitamins are very important as your diet is through your pregnancy...
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08/25/06
Magnesium Sulfate Paste?
I have a paronychia (swelling around the nailbed) and I heard that magnesium sulfate (epsom) would work well if I either soaked it or applied the paste to it. I heard that it causes the pus to come to the surface and cause the paronychia to burst. Does anyone know where I can get Magnesium Sulfate Paste? Or will a soak in Epsom Salt work.
argonplasma1990
01/16/08
Reply
  The paste is more convenient than soaking, but actually not as good as several soaks in hot (hot, but still comfortable) epsom salt solution. With the paste, you put it on, cover it, and forget about it. With soaking, you need to get a container that is large enough for the water to hold the heat for 10-15 minutes, and sit there with you hand in the container several times per day.
formerly_bob
01/16/08
A question about the methods of taking morphine sulfate ER?
would crushing the extended release morphine sulfate then placing it in a glass of water to drink down quicken the effects of the release?
phil t
10/28/08
Reply
  Actually, you are going to over dose yourself that way, possibly with a fatal dose as a lot of er morphine is high dose to be released over a 24-48 hour time period. Crushing the pill will break the coatings.
sky
10/28/08
Does prolong use of quinine sulfate cause blood disorders? Used over 15 years?
Platelette count ranges from 43,000 to 67,000. Avg. of 50,000
Need back surgery. Physcians will not do surgery.
Could quinine sulfate cause spleen to enlarge? Possible ITP.
chuckitall
05/13/08
Reply
  Well, I don't know the answers to all those questions, but I know that Quinine is used for malaria attacks and my brother used it whenever he had an attack for years. I understand that there is now a cure for malaria (not sure, I only heard it once).
I don't know what your condition is, or how your platelet count would relate to needing back surgery. If your doctor(s) won't do it, I assume that they have determined that you don't need it or it is contraindicated by your other condition(s).
Do you maybe just have some vertebrae out of place and need a Chiropractic adjustment? Have you had X-Rays or any tests to determine what your back problem is? I assume that if you have a kidney infection, the doctors would have found it.
Here is something I found on platelet count. This makes it sound as if yours is extremely low, unless you left out a zero. If it is truly that low compared to the normal range shown below, that sounds as if you may have a problem with your immune system.

Normal results. The normal range for a platelet count is 150000-450000 platelets per microliter of blood. Abnormal results. An abnormally low platelet level ...
www.healthatoz.com/.../common/standard/transform.jsp?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/platelet_count.jsp

For the enlarged spleen, here is what the Mayo Clinic shows:
www.mayoclinic.com/health/enlarged-spleen/DS00871

Here is a site for the quinine sulfate usage. It sounds as if you have been taking it continuously for 15 years.

www.edruginfo.com/dud_quininesulfate.htm
Bella
05/13/08
What is 220 mg zinc sulfate used for?
I'm a pharmacy student, and I have a patient who is on zinc sulfate 220 mg daily. There is no history of a deficiency, and I was wondering if anyone knew of any other indications for this.
Patient has PMH significant for DM, stroke, hyperlipidemia, CAD, Obestiy, sleep apnea, NASH.
Thanks!
Kate
12/01/08
Reply
  Based on available scientific evidence, zinc may be effective in the treatment of (childhood) malnutrition, acne vulgaris, peptic ulcers, leg ulcers, infertility, Wilson's disease, herpes, acrodermatitis enteropathica and delayed wound healing associated with zinc deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis,and taste or smell disorders. Zinc has also gained popularity for its use in the prevention of the common cold.
daddyrx
12/01/08
Can you give both prednisone and albuterol to infants for bronchitis?
My 8-month-old cannot get rid of severe coughing due to bronchitis and the doctor prescribed her albuterol first. Because it is not working, the doctor added liquid prednisone. I wonder if it is too much to give 8-month-old both medication.
Baby Mama
01/07/11
Reply
  No it is fine to take both.

Albuterol is a drug that stops spasm of the bronchi (breathing tubes). If the bronchi go into spasm, they become narrower, making it harder to breathe and causing an asthma type wheeze.

Prednisone is a steroid, which will get rid of inflammation. Inflammation causes swelling, further narrowing the breathing tubes.

The albuterol is a topical medication, in that it is applied locally. The prednisone is systemic, in that it is taken internally, absorbed in the blood, and it acts from the inside. It is a good combination to relax the bronchi and make them wider so it is easier to breathe.
Fridays
01/07/11
polymyxin b sulfate
Hi,

I am allergic to bactrim and I was told it is due to the sulphur content.The flu injection I was going to have has polymyxin b sulfate in it has it got sulphur in it and do I need to be concerned?
Ruth.L
03/24/14
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OxyContin And Morphine Sulfate the Same?
So I was wondering if Morphine Sulfate was the generic pill for Oxycontin? Or the other way around? Or are they just two completely different drugs?
Thanks in advance!
Lauren
01/23/10
Reply
  No they aren't the same. I was prescribed Oxycontin and Oxycodone because I have lung cancer. The Oxycontin was taken twice a day every day, and the Oxycodone was taken whenever I had breakthrough pain in between. The doctor switched me to Morphine Sulfate because the Oxy's weren't working that great. The Morphine works much better.
PamelaN
01/23/10
What is a very good cream for a cat scratch not to turn into a scar?
I've been putting an antibiotic oitnetment with polymyxin B sulfate/bacitracin zinc/neomycyn sulfate.

I need something that will really work, I don't want any more scars!! :(( the scratch just occurred 5mins ago
It's not a deep one, it's a small one.. but still :(
It's two.
one is about an inch, and the other is an inch & 1/2 long
That Girl
05/04/09
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What would cause a drop of blood to go up (instead of down) in a copper sulfate solution?
I am a blood donor, and I failed the copper sulfate test. Then, they checked my blood in a machine and my hemoglobin was fine. They couldn't explain to me why that happened.
Crystal
09/10/10
Reply
  Try this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper%28II%29_sulfate
http://www.ehow.com/how_4845244_donor-hemoglobin-using-copper-sulfate.html
TruthB
09/14/10
What's the difference between Ferrous sulfate and Ferrous gluconate?
I have been taking Iron as ferrous sulfate (which is otc) and I am about to finish it and have this other form of Iron (which was originally prescribed to my sister), so I want to know if they are too different or I could take it? (I usually don't auto medicate myself, thus the question) thanks.
Cynthia
10/13/10
Reply
  The dosing is different, but iron is iron.

Gluconate is usually better tolerated than sulfate.
ckm1956
10/18/10
What is the difference between ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate?
I am anemic and have been for awhile. Despite 2 iron shots in the past month and taking 325mg of ferrous sulfate a day with calcium, my iron dropped. I am currently a 7.7 (I am not bleeding). Someone told me ferrous gluconate was better, but someone else told me that ferrous fumarate had more elemental iron. Whats the difference between the three?!?
Sorry! I am taking vitamin C! I just had a check up and I am now at a 9.3 serum iron level. Still low, but the Ferrous Sulfate seems to be working.
Heather S
06/08/08
Reply
  The difference is that ferrous fumerate and ferrous gluconate are organic iron which is absorbed much better than ferrous sulphate which is inorganic iron.
Susan Yarrawonga
06/08/08
do i really have to use a chamber and wash my mout out when i use flovent or albuterol?
i use to wash my mouth out everytime i used flovent for my asthma and i used to use a chamber for my flovent and my albuterol but now i do neither. should i be using chambers and washing out my mouth? does it really matter?
Nora
11/27/10
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Magnesium Sulfate vs Stearate?
I'm 28 Weeks pregnant and I take Nifedipine for braxton hicks contractions, is says so not mix Nifedipine & Magnesium Sulfate, but my calcium has Magnesium Sterate in it... is that the same type of thing that I should not mix or am I okay?
Coco
10/30/08
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  There's no problem with that in general. Magnesium Stearate is a common flow agent that is used in the processing of the pills themselves and isn't a sufficient source of Magnesium. Also, the studies I've read say that Magnesium Stearate isn't absorbed by the body, so there wouldn't be much of any concern anyway.
You'll be fine with that.
oldtimekid2
10/30/08
If i'm allergic to septra (sulfa) can i take adderall?
Adderall contains Dextroamphetamine Sulfate and Amphetamine Sulfate.

Does this mean i'm allergic to the ingredients?
Chel
05/05/10
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  Contact your local pharmacist who should happily answers your questions.
matt
05/06/10
Zinc Sulfate 200 mg daily dose?
hi. im 18 yrs old. i have decided to take 200 mg of Zinc Sulfate daily because of some reasons for zinc deficiency. is it ok?? will it be fatal for health? then how much should i take? and for how long? please help in detail. thanks!
ibanezGio
07/02/09
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  My bottle says 100 mg is the minimum, so you could easily be safe and (assuming you have a balanced diet) split the pill in two. I take it for my prostate gland (and it increases my sex-drive, too!!) and it helps improve the immune system. Ignore any expiration date - ZnSO4 is a chemical and very stable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_sulfate says it is used to kill plants and mosses, so I wouldn't take great amounts over long periods of time...even not taking it for a week would at least let your body adjust to its own natural level - even if you might have symptoms of zinc deficiency-which makes me think that your diet may need improvement instead of taking supplements.
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By the way, there is international legislation now being implemented and considered by the FDA which would make vitamin and mineral supplements, herbs and health-food stores illegal. Their standard is called the Codex Alimentarius. Spend 30 mins becoming familiar with it, please. If you want to, at least, have the freedom to choose to take Zinc Sulfate and even vitamin C as supplements, then you should be aware of, and act, when the opportunity arises, to prevent passage of this truly abhorrent legislation. This is pure FDA/corporate (big pharmaceutical industry) influence on government policy. It has to be stopped. We worked against it during the early-90's, but the THEY in business + government are trying to do it all over again with intimidation, even threats of arrest and closure of health food stores/ nutritional supplements distributors and the health-food industry in general. They continually have to be beaten back - their assaults never seem to end. They have no concept of human nature except that of power and dominance which they use to continually extract unfair profit by putting us, the consumers in weak positions in which normal behavior, a good diet, is prohibited and made illegal. Good luck, and thanks for reading this, if you've gotten this far...
plenum222
07/02/09
Albuterol and Bystolic question for ya'll?
I take Bystolic for blood pressure and have been on it for a little over 4 months now. My blood pressure is usually in the normal 120/80ish range and my resting heart rate is usually 60-65bpm laying down or 75bpm sitting up. I've been coughing and short of breath the last couple weeks and went into the ER lastnight for shortness of breath and chest pain. The attending Dr. recommended an Albuterol breathing treatment, and I pointed out to him a moderate drug interaction between Bystolic and Albuterol on drugs.com that blatently stated in the 1st 2 words in the 1st paragraph "Generally Avoid" He went away ordered a chest xray, gave me a 1mg Ativan, 2 100mg Tessalon Perles, a dose of Zithromax, and an 800mg Motrin, he came back and said he called the pharmasist and said it would be ok to give me a Nebulized Albuterol treatment. 10 minutes later the repritory nurse came in and administered the breathing treatment. Almost immediately after I got Jittery and my heart rate went from 65-125 which the respritory nurse said was "normal" and that it would pass in about a half hour, but it lasted nearly 2 hours before my heart rate was back to normal while I was given a saline I.V. I'm guessing to even me out. I made it home around 4:30am fell asleep about 6am and woke up around 2-3pm feeling it easier to breathe. I was given a a diganosis of Acute Bronchitis/Panic Attack/Stress Reaction/Mild Dehydration. I was prescibed Zithromax Z-Pack (but via my insurance recieved Erythromycin), Claritin (not sure why as I'm not congested or runny in anyway), Tessalon Perles (for the cough), and an Albuterol Inhaler. Now,.. After having my heart rate doubled up to 125bpm for 2 hours lastnight after an Nebulized Albuterol Treatment, should I not use this inhaler?
Roach
04/14/10
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  You only use the inhaler when you fel like it's really hard to breathe, if you can feel your brachi closing up, then you use it. The reason it makes your heart rate increase is because it is a vaso dialator and has epinephrine in it. Epi is like adrenaline, thats why your heart rate goes up. Claratin is to prevent your brachi from closing up again, which it seem the doctor was thinking that ti was from allergies. Most likely seasonal. The Z-pack is an anti-biotic... you might have a mild case of bronchitis or even pneumonia, whatever the reason, it's to get the bacteria in your lungs out, if there is any. The IV is because of your dehydration. Drink water!
ⓐⓜⓐⓣⓞ
04/14/10
My doctor ordered me to take ferrous sulfate for low iron levels?
i'm wondering if I can still eat what I want or is it possible to get too much iron by eating foods that contain iron along with taking the ferrous sulfate.
MichiganFan
10/30/09
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How much Pseudoephedrine Sulfate can I take?
I am taking meds with Pseudoephedrine Sulfate in it. My question is how much "in increments of 240 mg" would it take to make me feel "speedy" and how much "in increments of 240 mg" would make me sick or need medical attention? I am about 5'11" and 180lbs.
Syrus
04/19/09
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  Pseudoephedrine is not ephedrine, so it has no speedy feeling i have taken 500mg every 5-6hours and was ok
Nitemare
04/19/09
Prescription drug interaction question: interaction between Albuterol Sulfate & Dexedrine?
Lately, after taking 2 pulls on my inhaler (3 puffs each pull) I begin to feel an adverse reaction occur in me. This only happens when I have taken my daily meds of Dexedrine, a prescribed amphetamine for attention deficit disorder.

My heart rate increases a bit, but it feels like my heart is struggling to get the blood flowing. I feel a heavy "g-lump", in other words a real strong push of blood through me. I even feel the blood massively move quick in my legs. Sometimes a sleight headache follows.

Should I be concerned & what risks am I taking my mixing the two meds? Should i contact my personal physician immediately?
Justin N
02/23/10
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  Like both isomers of amphetamine (Dexedrine), salbutamol (Albuterol) is a stimulant. Mixing two different drugs makes the overlapping effects of each more prominent, in this case, the cardiovascular effects associated with both stimulants (increased heart rate and breathing, muscle tension, vein constriction, dehydration, etc.).

I believe that if the interaction is that apparent, it is worthwhile to consult your doctor about. At the very least he will convince you not to worry, if not prescribe you another inhaler that is more comfortable or safe to use.

02/23/10
How To Safely Get High Off Liquid Morphine Sulfate?
This is just an experimental thing i am going to try it so dont tell me not to do it. How much liquid morphine sulfate would it take to get a 160lb male teenager to get high for the first time and not really messed up i just want to have an enjoyable high?
Any percautions or things i should know?
thanks
Corey
10/17/09
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  Okay, how do you think that anybody on this website, or anybody in general, is going to be able to predict how high your going to get? Why do you do this, smarty pants: drink a little. Then drink a little more. And then see how you feel.
Pink Snuggie
10/17/09
which one of these drugs can not be treated for asthma, Ipratropium, metoprolol, or zafirlukast.?
asthma treament drugs
kirun_qureshi2004
09/09/07
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  metoprolol
still wondering...
09/09/07
How many 15mg codeine sulfate tablets would equal 30 mg oxycodone?
just need to know how many of the codeine sulfate 15 mg would be about the same as 30 oxycodone?
Claire V
02/07/10
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  nothing would be equal, Codeine is completely different from oxycodone. Agree with the other answer before mine.
♪♫GЯAC3♪♫
02/07/10
What is the difference between Codeine Sulfate, Codeine, and Hydrocodone?
I have chronic cough and muscle stiffness and pain often. I have been prescribed everything from Tylenol 3 (30mg Codeine and Tylenol) to Hydrocodone 10mg/1000mg.

I've noticed that codeine seems quite weaker than Hydrocodone. If I take 2 hydrocodones, the same feeling takes 3-4 codeine tablets to acheive the desired feeling.

Recently, someone told me I should try Codeine Sulfate (60MG), they are small white tablets and contain no Tylenol, Asprin, or Ibuprofen. If I take 2 of these, will they be more similar to Hydrocodone or the Tylenol 3's?


What is the difference between Codeine Sulfate, Codeine, and Hydrocodone?
Repkying to first answer someone left.

Tylenol 3's and 4's are the combination of codeine with acetemetophin.

Hydrocodones (Vicodin, Lortab...etc) is the combination of Hydrocodone with acetemetophin.

Vicodin 5/500 is 5mg hydrocodone/500mg acetemetohin.

Tylenol 3's are 30mg Codeine / 300mg Acetemetophin.

Hydrocodone must be a different form of codeine that is stronger. MY main question is....What is the difference between Hydrocodone and Codeine? And where does codeine sulfate fit in the mix.

I do like your answer, it just lacks the main information I need.
annon1234
02/26/09
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  I'm not familiar with codeine sulfate vs. codeine.

I know that hydrocodone is a combination of codeine plus an NSAID. I think it's acetaminophen.

Hydrocodone will be more powerful than codeine alone, because the 2 drugs combined provide a stronger effect than either would separately. You can get the same thing from taking codeine and tylenol pills separately, 10 mg and 1000mg respectively. It's the same thing.
Iori in Danger
02/26/09
Where can i buy Atrovent(Bromide of Ipratropio) in Orange County or L.A. County?
My grandpa is in need of atrovent he has lung cancer!!!
Dr. Vargas
10/08/09
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  Any pharmacy will be able to get it=must have doctor's order.
glmoore24
10/08/09
Antibiotics.?
I'm uncircumcised, and I sort of over masturbated, and since I don't use lubricant, the skin of the penis became irritated and starting peeling off. So now I'm using "Triple Aintibiotic Ointment" on it to prevent infection. (Polymyxin B sulfate - Bacitracin Zinc - Neomycin Sulfate)
What would happen if I left the antibiotic ointment on for extended periods of time? Like if I went to sleep with it, would anything harmful or negative happen? How often should I "renew" the ointment?

Thanks for your answers.
Gdkshhgj G
04/01/08
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  no ,just as long as you wash yourself down there and keep it clean, and use the med afterward don't keep it on any longer than over night wash and put med on,it should be find ,but if any swelling ,red and painful you need to see your Dr,
sexy
04/01/08
What is the difference between Ferrous Sulfate and Chelated Iron?
So if I had iron pills that said Ferrous Sulfate 325mg, but can't get a hold of them anymore, now I take Chelated Iron pills 29mg, is this a safe switch over?

I wish I could ask my doctor but he's never available and the damn nurses in his office apparently went to school for nothing b/c they can't give me an answer!

Help!?
DeCiMaL
12/03/07
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  Iron, Chelated (Circulatory) is a form of iron (ferrous gluconate) that’s usually well-absorbed by the body. In this formulation the iron is enhanced with vitamin C, calcium and a unique base of rose hips, mullein leaves, chickweed herb, thyme herb and yellow dock root.

Ferrous sulfate provides the iron needed by the body to produce red blood cells. It is used to treat or prevent iron-deficiency anemia, a condition that occurs when the body has too few red blood cells because of pregnancy, poor diet, excess bleeding, or other medical problems.

So they are basically the same.
crazeekay
12/03/07
Can i use Gentamicin Sulfate and Opcon-A eye drops together periodically?
So i have pink eye....I used the Gentamicin Sulfate eye drops for an antibiotic for my pink eye which is the bacterial infected one. My question is can i use Opcon-A eye drops as well to help with redness relieving. Or will using both around the same time effect my eyes?
code man
05/20/08
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  use only gentamicin eye drops ,
drankurbhardwaj
05/22/08
What's wrong with a woman if she goes to a gynecologist for blood test and takes ferrous sulfate?
A friend of mine recently went to a gynecologist many times, had her blood sample taken for examination, and takes in Ferrous Sulfate. I asked her what's wrong but she's not really telling. I think she's pregnant but I don't have enough medical knowledge to say.

02/05/11
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What's wrong with a woman if she goes to a gynecologist for blood test and takes ferrous sulfate?
A friend of mine recently went to a gynecologist many times, had her blood sample taken for examination, and takes in Ferrous Sulfate. I asked her what's wrong but she's not really telling. I think she's pregnant but I don't have enough medical knowledge to say.
Anime
02/05/11
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Can psoriasis be caused by products with sodium laureth sulfate?
I have never been to a dermatologist for it because my dad, uncle, cousin and sister have it too. But I was spraying my hair with detangler when I accidently got some on my face and it burned and turned red with bumps, sort of like what psoriasis looks like when its new. Then I remembered reading something about laureth sulfate aggravating your skin, looked at the back of the bottle and thats in it, both my detangler and my shampoo. Has anybody heard of this before?
I forgot, I only have psoriasis on my scalp, nowhere else.
katelyniscoool
08/22/07
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  I haven't heard of this particular agent causing psoriasis. If you are genetically pre-disposed to p. , then it can be triggered by anything, I am sure. You may want to try the anti-psoriaisis spray and cream for your scalp. Get it from http://www.champori.com It helped my plaque p. like nothing else I tried: it cleared after just 3 weeks of treatment, and I haven't had a relapse for a year now.
Best,
Bernadette
barneycrisp
08/22/07
Is proventil hfa the same as my albuterol inhaler?
I heard that the albuterol inhalers were going to be replaced with HFA inhalers and when I went to get a new inhaler at the pharmacy they gave me this brand new proventil HFA inhaler. So I was wondering in the event that I am wheezing is my inhaler used for stopping my wheezing/ fast acting inhaler? Cause the brand is proventil and I just wanted to make sure it wasn't preventive medicine but a fast acting inhaler?
Mini Mon-Star
01/28/09
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  They are the same thing according to their internet site: http://www.proventilhfa.com/phfa/application. Yes, it should be used as a fast acting inhaler to stop your wheezing.
John F
01/28/09
can ferrous sulfate and fludrocortison cause a missed period?
my girlfriend has low iron and blood pressure so shes taking ferrous sulfate and fludrocortisone and now shes missed her period. we're both virgins so shes not pregnant.
shes 15 years old

09/01/10
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can ferrous sulfate and fludrocortison cause a missed period?
my girlfriend has low iron and blood pressure so shes taking ferrous sulfate and fludrocortisone and now shes missed her period. we're both virgins so shes not pregnant.
shes 15 years old
Jimmy Neutron
09/01/10
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