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Asthma Overview

Asthma is a long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. It is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and easily triggered bronchospasms. Symptoms include episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. These may occur a few times a day or a few times per week. Depending on the person, asthma symptoms may become worse at night or with exercise.Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and envi...

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Azmacort Substitute

Azmacort has been taken off the market because of environmental concerns (they say). There really is NO substitute. All other steroids do not work. My wife could die because of it. No one seems to care. Do you? ## Jack, so sorry to hear about the impact that Abbott's decision is having on your wife. It is sad that companies can create products which help individuals (and make individuals rely on them) and then just make such a decision to withhold it on a whim. Surely something can be done about this. I'd start by contacting Abbott and/or consulting with an attorney to see what can be done. Has her doctor recommended any substitutes yet? I know you said that nothing else works for her, but I would be curious to know what the doctor is recommending be done. Good luck and keep me ...

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Xolair/Omalizumab-Hair Loss

I have been taking this medication for 5 month and I have experience a lot of hair loss. Spoke with a friend who is taking the medication as well and has experienced tremendous hair loss. She has used Redkin Hair Products, with good success, she has managed to recoup much of her hair. Has anyone else experienced hair loss? ## I too have had hair loss. My hair is very thin now and I haven't touched a razor to my legs in months. ## yeah. I'm 16 and i have. ## Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of side effect information available on this drug, yet. You would probably be surprised to know how many drugs do cause hair loss, though. ## Hi. I am 20 years old and I have been shedding hair like crazy over the past two years..... I am not sure why this is happening. It's not geneti...

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white cross energy pills

smaller than an asprin and makes you want to get up and go, fast ## I am not sure what you are asking, if you need me to identify your I will need more information about the pill. If you need me to locate a drug or it's ingredients, I will need more informaiton as well. Please post back so i can assist you with your question. ## It's about half the size of an asprin, it's white, plain on one side, an X or a cross on the other side. That's all there is to it. ## The only pill I could locate with just an X on it is Sennosides 17 mg, but it's brown and round. I will keep trying to see if I can find any more. ## those pills are probably no longer available. we used to buy them in the 70's for $20 per 100. 2 in the morning and you were ready for anything including los...

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Tedral and aggression

I took Tedral for years as a youngster suffering badly with Asthma. Also I had a spinhaler which used to put holes in a tablet which you then inhaled. They both seemed to work just fine, but I did also have a course of steroid injections weekly to give me a boost (I think). But now I am 51 years old and suffer badly from aggression! Could there be any connection with my childhood medication intake? Has anyone else suffered from this? I am not a nasty person, but sometimes 'boom' I lose it. ## Usually, mood changes, including aggression would be associated with side effects from steroids, these symptoms should have been noticed back when you were taking them, not years later. Do you know what the name of the steroid was? Depending on how young you were, they may have caused some ...

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Tedral drug, banned

I have used tedral for the past 30 yrs, with no side effects or discomfort. My father too used it for nearly 50 yrs. It provides great relief and I can be fully active, lead a normal life. Suddenly this drug is banned, I don't understand why. It is causing me a lot of physical and mental agony. Is there a petition for this? Please help. ## Tedral is effectively banned because it was no longer profitable giving the pharmaceutical companies open territory to new meds that are more addictive more costly less effective and get this side effects mainly diabetes. I know this from experience. ## A detailed review of Tedral's side effects: Source: 1979: Tedral Side Effects?, Web. March 3rd, 2017 ## tetral was the best med. for my Asthma and you want to say it’s so bad. But I know ...

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I Have A History Of Asthma And Used Tedral In The Past But Can Never Find It Anymore

As stated above i have a history of Asthma and was given tedral as a child but am unable to find this product anymore. Can anyone asist me with its location?? ## try phamanabolics . net about €1 per tab .. reliable , always arrives !! ## During junior and high school, I experienced fairly chronic asthma but I was able to participate in jv and varsity football and track, lettering in both. By my mid twenties, the asthmatic symptoms had all but vanished. Now in my early sixties, I am still physically active (running, bicycling, weight training & cross-country skiing), and the asthma has returned to some degree. Over the past five years or so, I have been prescribed various inhalers (Advair, Symbicort, Albuterol, etc) which have had little or no effect. In my experien...

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Montair Lc cause weight gain?

Does the usage of Montair Lc lead to weight gain? ## Montair-LC contains the active ingredients Montelukast and Levocetirizine, it is most commonly used to treat allergies. And yes, long-term use of medications such as this may lead to weight gain in some people that take them. Learn more Montelukast details here. Learn more Levocetirizine details here. Have you gained some weight while taking it? ## my three year old child has been taking montair lc kid for a year now. does it lead to weight gain? ## My son is taking montair 4mg tablets and furacort 200mg inhaler BD since 4 months for an allergic cough. Can you please tell me if there are any side effects? Is there weight gain from these drugs? ## Yes, 7 kgs after an year of consumption

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Availability of or not of Brondecon elixir

I recently went to my local chemist and was told that brondecon elixir is no longer available. WHY? It was the best stuff for a cough or cold and I want some for my bronchitus ## I had this issue also, i spoke with about 7 different chemists. They have stopped making it!!!!. I was it shock and horror, i suffer chronic asthma, it helped. I have been trying *NUELIN SYRUP* It is helping, but no as good. ## The only thing I can suggest is discussing it with your doctor to find another option that works for you. I have seen several posts about this no longer being available, but I have no specific information as to why. What other options have you tried? ## Hi I always used brondecon too and since it went off the market I couldn't find anything as good until now... I am in Durban (SA) at...

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Deriphyllin od 300 & Deriphyllin retard 150

What is the difference between the Deriphyllin od 300 & Deriphyllin retard 150? ## Hello, Laksmi! How are you? From what I can find, the only difference is the dosage, otherwise they are both just different brand names for Theophylline, which is used to treat asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory disorders. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am suffering from on and off cough . Can I take deriphyllin 300 ? ## SIR, CAN YOU PLEASE ANSWER FOR THIS . DIFFERENCIATE DERIPHYLLIN OD 300 AND DERIPHYLLIN 300

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Aminophylline for dogs

This medication is prescribed for dogs, but what exactly is it? ## aminophylline (for dogs) any Info, response/reaction, etc., would be much appreciated. Thanking you in advance. MA ## i HAVE A PILL DARK BLUE WITH SPECKS WHITE AND BLUE IMPRINT 23/57V. i WAS TOLD IT IS A ALPROZALM CAN YOU HELP IDETIFY IT? ANYONE? ## Can anyone help identify a pill for me impritn 23/57v or 25/57 darker blue than xanax dark blu and white specks oval. ## Aminophylline is used to treat breathing problems in dogs, such as asthma, or bronchitis, just as it is in people. Ref: Aminophylline Information Side effects may include nausea, drowsiness, and restlessness. Amy, I cannot find anything that matches that description. Can you please double check the imprint?

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Asthma Medications (157 results)