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Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
Montelukast for 8 weeks appeared to reduce daily symptoms scores and number of puffs of albuterol relative to placebo, but the results did not reach statistical significance. But....there are caveats. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Combivent Respimat (Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 5, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution (0.5%) (Updated - Resolved)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 10, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Appropriate Selection of Corticosteroids in Treating Asthma and COPD
You're dispatched to the scene of a residential facility for a patient with difficulty breathing. You and your partner arrive to find an elderly male on his living room couch in clear respiratory distress as indicated by tripod positioning with accessory muscle use, pursed lip breathing, and paradoxical chest wall/abdominal movements (positive Hoover sign). Initial impression of your patient reveals he has difficulty speaking due to his increased respiratory effort and explains that recently he's unable to catch his breath. He says he recently ran out of his home DuoNeb (ipratropium bromide/albuterol sulfate) treatments. F...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William Heuser, PharmD, AEMT-CC Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

GSK recalls nearly 600,000 asthma inhalers in U.S.
GSK Plc is voluntarily recalling more than 593,000 Ventolin asthma inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers due to a defect that may cause them to deliver fewer doses of the medicine than indicated. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

600,000 albuterol inhalers recalled
GlaxoSmithKline is voluntarily recalling more than 590,000 Ventolin HFA 200D albuterol inhalers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 7, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled More than 590,000 albuterol inhalers are being recalled by GlaxoSmithKline because there could be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled By GSK
ZEBULON, N.C. (CBS) – More than 593,000 asthma inhalers in the United States have been recalled because of a problem that could cause them to deliver less medication than intended. An FDA document indicates the reason for the recall is a “defective delivery system” due to a leak in the Ventolin inhalers. Reuters reports drugmaker GSK is trying to figure out what caused the problem after an increasing number of complaints, and is pulling the inhalers from hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers. “Though the overall benefit-risk assessment for Ventolin® HFA 200D Inhaler when used at presc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Asthma Recall Source Type: news

Drugmaker GSK Recalling Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers in U.S. Drugmaker GSK Recalling Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers in U.S.
GSK Plc is voluntarily recalling more than 593,000 Ventolin asthma inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers due to a defect that may cause them to deliver fewer doses of the medicine than indicated, the British drugmaker said on Tuesday.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Drugmaker GSK recalling nearly 600,000 asthma inhalers in U.S.
(Reuters) - GSK Plc is voluntarily recalling more than 593,000 Ventolin asthma inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers due to a defect that may cause them to deliver fewer doses of the medicine than indicated, the British drugmaker said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ventolin Syrup (Albuterol Sulfate Syrup) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ventolin Solution (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

VoSpire ER (Albuterol Sulfate Extended-Release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

AccuNeb (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Albuterol Sulfate (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pediatric Anaphylaxis Study Lacks Crucial Details
The Research Carrillo E, Hern HG, Barger J. Prehospital administration of epinephrine in pediatric anaphylaxis. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016;20(2):239–244. The Science To assess the rates of administration of epinephrine, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and albuterol to children with allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, the authors reviewed the EMS records of Contra Costa County and Alameda County in California from January 2010 to July 2011. Combined, the two counties serve a population of about 2.3 million people. Of the slightly more than 239,000 patient contacts and 13,000 pediatric transports, paramedics treated 2...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Ventolin HFA (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 20, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Proair HFA (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Your inhaler ’ s watching you: drugmakers race for smart devices
(Reuters) – Makers of inhalers to treat asthma and chronic lung disease are racing to develop a new generation of smart devices with sensors to monitor if patients are using their puffers properly. Linked wirelessly to the cloud, the gadgets are part of a medical “Internet of Things” that promises improved adherence, or correct use of the medication, and better health outcomes. They may also hold the key to company profits in an era of increasingly tough competition. Drugmakers believe giving patients and doctors the ability to check inhaler use in this way could be a big help in proving the value of thei...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: mHealth (Mobile Health) Patient Monitoring Respiratory AstraZeneca plc GlaxoSmithKline plc Novartis AG Qualcomm Source Type: news

Your inhaler’s watching you: drugmakers race for smart devices
(Reuters) – Makers of inhalers to treat asthma and chronic lung disease are racing to develop a new generation of smart devices with sensors to monitor if patients are using their puffers properly. Linked wirelessly to the cloud, the gadgets are part of a medical “Internet of Things” that promises improved adherence, or correct use of the medication, and better health outcomes. They may also hold the key to company profits in an era of increasingly tough competition. Drugmakers believe giving patients and doctors the ability to check inhaler use in this way could be a big help in proving the value of thei...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: mHealth (Mobile Health) Patient Monitoring Respiratory AstraZeneca plc GlaxoSmithKline plc Novartis AG Qualcomm Source Type: news

albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin & Proventil [all discontinued])
Title: albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin & Proventil [all discontinued]) Category: Medications Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin & Proventil [all discontinued])
Title: albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin & Proventil [all discontinued])Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - July 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Struggling With Asthma? There's An App For That
Some illnesses are hard to ignore, with constant symptoms that become instant reminders when a medication dose is missed. Others, like asthma, can seem to disappear for a while, until they strike suddenly and severely, with potentially life-threatening results. Medications can control symptoms, but when feeling well, anyone can forget to take doses, and that's when patients get into trouble. More than 6 million Americans have asthma, and every year hospital emergency rooms see 2 million visits for the condition - half from kids. That works out to about one potentially devastating incident every 15 to 20 seconds, ofte...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ProAir Respiclick (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Powder) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Causes Vomiting?
Discussion Regurgitation is a passive expulsion of ingested material out of the mouth. It is a normal part of digestion for ruminants such as cows and camels. Nausea is an unpleasant abdominal perception that the person may describe as feeling ill to the stomach, or feeling like he/she is going to vomit. Anorexia is frequently observed. Nausea is usually associated with decreased stomach activity and motility in the small intestine. Parasympathetic activity may be increased causing pale skin, sweating, hypersalivation and possible vasovagal syndrome (hypotension and bradycardia). Retching or dry heaves is when there are sp...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA Expands Breath-Actuated Inhaler Use to Kids as Young as 4FDA Expands Breath-Actuated Inhaler Use to Kids as Young as 4
The rescue inhaler ProAir RespiClick offers a new option for younger patients that eliminates the need for hand-breath coordination during inhalation. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 29, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Teva Announces FDA Approval of ProAir RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder for Pediatric Asthma Patients Ages 4 to 11
JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2016-- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ProAir RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder for the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])
Title: albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])
Title: albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - April 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])
Title: albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

AAAAI: Albuterol dry powder inhaler offers simplified approach for young kids
LOS ANGELES – Young asthmatic children on bronchodilator therapy may soon gain access to a novel albuterol multidose dry powder inhaler that’s already proved popular with teen and adult patients with... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - March 9, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAAAI: Albuterol dry powder inhaler offers simplified approach for young kids
LOS ANGELES – Young asthmatic children on bronchodilator therapy may soon gain access to a novel albuterol multidose dry powder inhaler that’s already proved popular with teen and adult patients with... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - March 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Why your wheezing baby may need TLC, not medication
Follow me at @drClaire When a baby is sick with fever, cough, and a wheeze, it’s natural to think that what they need is medication — like an antibiotic, or one of the medications used to treat wheezing in children with asthma (such as albuterol). But it turns out that if a condition called bronchiolitis is the culprit, the best treatment is no treatment. Bronchiolitis is a bad cold (caused by various viruses) that settles into the lungs. When it does, it leads to fever, lots of congestion, cough, and noisy or wheezy breathing. It’s incredibly common. In fact, one in five babies under 12 months ends up at...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Cold and Flu Parenting wheezing Source Type: news

Early Recognition and Management of Inhalational Injury Can be Lifesaving
Medic 13, Engine 13 and Support Car 1301 are dispatched to a local supply company for a chemical spill and a 57-year-old male with trouble breathing. On arrival, the crews are greeted by company officials who report one of the employees was working alone in a small, poorly ventilated back room most of the morning. Another employee went out back to get something and found the man lying on the ground "breathing funny." The crew is handed a material data safety sheet that notes the spilled chemical is 90% sulfuric acid. A decontamination area is set up nearby and the engine company enters the building wearing full p...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 2, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ashley Larrimore, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Special Topics Patient Care Source Type: news

Early Recognition and Management of Inhalational Injury Can be Lifesaving
Medic 13, Engine 13 and Support Car 1301 are dispatched to a local supply company for a chemical spill and a 57-year-old male with trouble breathing. On arrival, the crews are greeted by company officials who report one of the employees was working alone in a small, poorly ventilated back room most of the morning. Another employee went out back to get something and found the man lying on the ground "breathing funny." The crew is handed a material data safety sheet that notes the spilled chemical is 90% sulfuric acid. A decontamination area is set up nearby and the engine company enters the building wearing full p...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 2, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ashley Larrimore, MD Tags: Case of the Month Airway & Respiratory Toxicology Special Topics Patient Care Source Type: news

Albuterol Sulfate (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 20, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dyspnea After Small Electrical Fire Puzzles Medics
Gary, a 47-year-old male, is at home. A typical summer thunderstorm develops, and during the storm his house is struck by lightning and the power goes out. Gary notices the smell of smoke and goes to his basement to investigate. He notices smoke coming from his main breaker box, with a small fire above it. He opens the box and attempts to extinguish the fire unsuccessfully. He retreats to the main level of the house and calls 9-1-1. The Call The first engine company and medic unit arrive in six minutes, and light smoke is now showing. Gary is standing in his yard directing the units to the fire source. The fire is brought ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - June 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt Painter, BSN, RN, CFRN, NREMT P, CCEMT P Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Dyspnea After Small Electrical Fire Puzzles Medics
Gary, a 47-year-old male, is at home. A typical summer thunderstorm develops, and during the storm his house is struck by lightning and the power goes out. Gary notices the smell of smoke and goes to his basement to investigate. He notices smoke coming from his main breaker box, with a small fire above it. He opens the box and attempts to extinguish the fire unsuccessfully. He retreats to the main level of the house and calls 9-1-1. The Call The first engine company and medic unit arrive in six minutes, and light smoke is now showing. Gary is standing in his yard directing the units to the fire source. The fire is brought ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt Painter, BSN, RN, CFRN, NREMT P, CCEMT P Tags: Case of the Month Medications & Pharmacology Patient Assessment Toxicology Source Type: news

ProAir Respiclick (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Powder) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 16, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Breath-Actuated Dry-Powder SABA Inhaler FDA Clears First Breath-Actuated Dry-Powder SABA Inhaler
Teva's ProAir RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) is approved for treatment or prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease and for prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 3, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Teva Announces FDA Approval of ProAir(R) RespiClick
First Breath-Actuated Dry-Powder Short-Acting Beta-Agonist (SABA) Inhaler to be Approved by the FDA JERUSALEM--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (TEVA) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, FDATeva Pharmaceutical, ProAir, RespiClick, albuterol (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High-Dose Albuterol in Children With Status AsthmaticusHigh-Dose Albuterol in Children With Status Asthmaticus
Does high-dose continuous albuterol nebulization reduce the need for mechanical ventilation? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

albuterol, Ventolin HFA, Proventil-HFA, Vospire ER, ProAir HFA
Title: albuterol, Ventolin HFA, Proventil-HFA, Vospire ER, ProAir HFACategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - January 27, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Is A Specific Corticosteroid Better for Treatment of Asthma Than Another?
Discussion Asthma is a chronic obstructive lung disease that affects many children and adults. There is a wide range of symptoms that people experience from occurring relatively rarely (ie intermittent asthma) to patients having daily symptoms of such intensity that they are life-threatening (ie chronic severe asthma). The goals of asthma management include patient education and medication management so patients have no or minimal symptoms, prevent exacerbations, have no activity restrictions, have normal pulmonary function tests, have no or minimal medication side effects and meet patient and family expectations. Well con...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 5, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news