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Albuterol vs. Primatene for Asthma

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Albuterol

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Primatene

OTC
/ 5,437 posts
Other Names: Bronkaid   Primatene Mist   Asthmanefrin
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 58,630 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 5,437 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Salbutamol (International Nonproprietary Name) or albuterol (United States Adopted Name) is a short-acting beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist used for the relief of bronchospasm in conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.... Read more on Wikipedia
bronchodilator is a substance that Wiktionary:dilate number Verb the Bronchus and bronchioles, decreasing resistance in the Respiratory system and increasing airflow to the lungs. Bronchodilators may be endogenous (originating naturally within the body),... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Albuterol vs. Primatene

136 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
stated)Primatene is not good for your heart. Does anyone...
...and my primary doctor switched me to albuterol because (he stated)Primatene is not good for your heart. Does anyone know about that? I have used albuterol...
My last experience with Primatene was probably 15...
...Albuterol inhaler. My last experience with Primatene was probably 15 years ...and had left my albuterol at home and really needed relief. It's always made my throat and lungs itch. I don't...
then I switched to Primatene. Albuterol required continual...
...used albuterol from the time I was diagnosed with asthma up until around 8th grade, then I switched to Primatene. Albuterol required continual doctor visits/prescriptions. Primatene is over the...
I've been using primatene tabs actually and am finding...
...side effects as albuterol, just less. I've been using primatene tabs actually and ...migraine for me. I keep the albuterol around though, just in case the primatene doesn't work. I'm tryi...
primatene sometimes makes the asthma seem worse not better....
Are you possibly using Primatene Mist or a prescribed inhaler (Albuterol or Proventil)? If I don't ...happens to me. The primatene sometimes makes the asthma seem wor...
his Primatene inhaler, took a puff, and immediately wished...
...was prescribed albuterol once ages ago, ...friend tossed me his Primatene inhaler, took a puff, and immediately wished I hadn't. Harsh stuff. Anyway, Primatene inhalers won't be a...
used primatene inhalers. They became in-effective....
...originally used primatene inhalers. They became in-effective. I was prescribed Albuterol which I have used for 25 years. I have found that Marijuana ,which is legal here medicinally,really helps. I...
in life without the side effects of Primatene. I'm not sure...
I had to use a Primatene when I was younger ...I went to my doc and he gave me an Albuterol that I used for ...and engage in life without the side effects of Primatene. I'm not sure how...
was a nono (primatene) but it worked better than albuterol...
...and primatene during my ...mw's told me was a nono (primatene) but it worked better than albuterol for me. I was also prescribed flovent by my ...month and my chronic sinus infections complet...
later, I started using Primatene since it's available at...
...I used to use the prescription albuterol inhalers when I ...later, I started using Primatene since it's available ...on hand, but the albuterol doesn't do shit for my asthma anymore. I should...
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