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Albuterol vs. Primatene for Asthma

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Albuterol

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Primatene

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/ 4,941 posts
Other Names: Bronkaid   Primatene Mist   Asthmanefrin
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 54,767 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 4,941 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

135 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
out I was using primatene (told to use by my allergist)...
...out I was using primatene (told to use by ...and my primary doctor switched me to albuterol because (he stated)Primatene is not good for your ...that? I have used...
up until around 8th grade, then I switched to Primatene...
...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...
found that Primatene inhalers worked better than albuterol,...
...I had asthma (is it one of those things that goes away, or has it just not bothered me in years?) I found that Primatene inhalers worked better than albuterol, and are OTC....
in case the primatene doesn't work. I'm trying to get...
...the same side effects as albuterol, just less. I've been using primatene tabs actually and am finding that they work pretty decently, and the ...in case the primatene doesn't work. I'm try...
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...
albuterol doesn't do shit for my asthma anymore. I should...
...use the prescription albuterol inhalers when I was younger, and they worked for me then. ...I started using Primatene since it's ...hand, but the albuterol doesn't do shit for my asthma anymo...
unfortunate that albuterol doesn't work for you. There...
It's unfortunate that albuterol doesn't work for you. There are ...nearly so bad. In the long run, too much Primatene can actually cause heart problems, so yes, you do need to worry about...
will cover them. Albuterol works well, too, and asthmatics...
...inhalers are expensive. If they are prescription inhalers/Albuterol, then insurance/Medicare/Medicaid will cover them. Albuterol works well, too, and asthmatics ...do know is that Albuterol wo...
for them, so now I use an OTC Primatene inhaler. I use it...
...asthma, too. I've had it since I was in like, 2nd grade. I used to use those albuterol inhalers, but I ...I use an OTC Primatene inh...
me of a dreaded childhood nightmare -- PRIMATENE. Is...
...I just got my first Pro-air inhaler and it's TERRIBLE. The ...TASTE - it reminds me of a dreaded childhood nightmare -- PRIMATENE. Is this PRIMATENE Mist? How do I complain...
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