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Symbicort Uses - Xolair and Pregnancy

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  • Symbicort Uses
    Symbicort is used for preventing COPD and asthma. This selection from the eMedTV archives explains how the medication works, discusses Symbicort uses in children, and describes possible "off-label" uses for the drug.
  • Symbicort Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page offers Symbicort warnings and precautions, and also includes information on who should not take the medication. For example, if your asthma becomes worse while taking the drug, let your healthcare provider know right away.
  • Symbicourt
    Symbicort is a prescription inhaler used for the prevention of asthma and COPD. This eMedTV Web page describes Symbicort in more detail and explains how it works to improve lung function. Symbicourt is a common misspelling of Symbicort.
  • Symbiocort
    As a combination medication, Symbicort can help prevent asthma and COPD in two different ways. This eMedTV page explains how Symbicort works and describes some of its possible side effects. Symbiocort is a common misspelling of Symbicort.
  • Symbocort Inhalor
    Symbicort is a medication used to prevent asthma and COPD. This eMedTV page describes the effects of this drug, explains how it works, and lists some of its potential side effects. Symbicort inhalor is a common variation and misspelling of Symbicort.
  • Symbocort Side Effects
    Common Symbicort side effects include sore throat, headache, and upset stomach. This eMedTV page also lists potentially serious side effects that require medical attention. Symbocort side effects is a common misspelling of Symbicort side effects.
  • Symicort
    Symbicort is a medicine prescribed for the prevention of asthma and COPD. This page of the eMedTV Web site takes a brief look at Symbicort, including what to tell your doctor before beginning treatment. Symicort is a common misspelling of Symbicort.
  • Symptoms of Asthma
    Asthma can cause symptoms ranging from coughing and wheezing to severe shortness of breath. This section of the eMedTV library discusses the different severity levels seen in signs and symptoms of asthma and why they can vary.
  • Treatment for Asthma
    As this eMedTV segment explains, asthma treatment begins with avoiding triggers that may cause or worsen symptoms. This article also covers other important parts of treatment, including the use of medications such as bronchodilators and corticosteroids.
  • Uses of Pycnogenol
    This eMedTV page explains that Pycnogenol is found in many dietary supplements and is claimed to have several benefits, such as treating diabetes and asthma. This page further discusses what Pycnogenol is used for and offers a link to more information.
  • Ventalin
    Ventolin is a prescription drug used to treat asthma and other similar respiratory conditions. This eMedTV page explains how Ventolin works and lists some factors that may affect your dosage. Ventalin is a common misspelling of Ventolin.
  • Ventilen
    Ventolin is a prescription inhaler used for preventing and treating airway spasms. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of Ventolin and explains how and when to use the inhaler. Ventilen is a common misspelling of Ventolin.
  • Ventolim
    Ventolin is a drug used to prevent or treat airway spasms and to prevent exercise-induced asthma attacks. This eMedTV page further explains these Ventolin uses and lists common side effects of the drug. Ventolim is a common misspelling of Ventolin.
  • Ventolin
    Ventolin is a drug used to treat and prevent airway spasms. This eMedTV page covers Ventolin dosing, strengths, and side effects -- and notes that the prescription medicine may also be used to prevent exercise-induced asthma attacks.
  • Ventolin 18 Gram Inhaler
    You may use the Ventolin 18 gram inhaler only during asthma attacks or on a daily basis to prevent attacks. This eMedTV article provides detailed Ventolin dosing guidelines for treating an asthma attack and for preventing exercise-induced asthma.
  • Ventolin and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if Ventolin is passed through breast milk. As this eMedTV segment explains, no research has been done on Ventolin and breastfeeding. This article describes what precautions to take if you decide to breastfeed while taking Ventolin.
  • Ventolin and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article explains that if, during treatment with Ventolin, pregnancy occurs, you should tell your doctor. This is because Ventolin is a pregnancy Category C medicine that could potentially cause harm to your unborn child.
  • Ventolin Dangers
    Ventolin can have a stimulatory effect on the heart and blood pressure, which may lead to arrhythmias. This eMedTV segment explores other potential Ventolin dangers and lists some of the side effects that have been reported with this drug.
  • Ventolin Dosage
    This eMedTV resource explains that the starting Ventolin dosage for preventing or treating an asthma attack is two sprays as needed every four to six hours. This page also lists some general tips on when and how to use your Ventolin inhaler.
  • Ventolin Drug Interactions
    MAOIs, beta blockers, and digoxin are among the drugs that can potentially interact with Ventolin. This eMedTV Web page describes some of the problems that Ventolin drug interactions can lead to (such as dangerously low blood pressure).
  • Ventolin Inhaler
    The Ventolin inhaler is approved for the treatment and prevention of bronchospasms. This part of the eMedTV library describes how Ventolin works, explores the effects of this medication, and explains how often the inhaler should be used.
  • Ventolin Inhl
    Ventolin, a medication that comes in an inhaler, is used for treating and preventing airway spasms. This eMedTV segment describes the medication's effects and explains how it works. Ventolin inhl is an abbreviation of Ventolin inhaler.
  • Ventolin Overdose
    Symptoms of a Ventolin overdose can include seizures, dizziness, and irregular heart rhythms. This part of the eMedTV library also lists possible treatment options for a Ventolin overdose (including fluids through an IV).
  • Ventolin Side Effects
    Among the most common Ventolin side effects are throat irritation and viral respiratory infections. This eMedTV Web page also lists some side effects of this drug that should be reported to your doctor immediately, such as a very fast heart rate.
  • Ventolin Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, Ventolin can be prescribed to adults and children at least four years old who suffer from asthma attacks or other similar lung problems. This page describes how the drug works and also lists off-label Ventolin uses.
  • Ventolin Warnings and Precautions
    Ventolin can have a stimulatory effect on the heart and blood pressure in some people. This eMedTV page describes other Ventolin warnings and precautions and highlights what you should tell your healthcare provider before taking Ventolin.
  • Ventoline
    Ventolin is a prescription medicine used to prevent or treat bronchospasms. This eMedTV article describes how the drug works, covers other Ventolin uses, and explains how often the inhaler is used. Ventoline is a common misspelling of Ventolin.
  • Vospire
    Vospire ER is one of the medications used to keep asthma and other lung problems under control. This eMedTV Web page takes a quick look at this prescription medication, including a list of potential side effects.
  • Vospire ER
    If you have airway spasms, your doctor may prescribe Vospire ER. This eMedTV article explains how this product works, describes the effects of the drug, and lists some of its common side effects (such as nervousness).
  • Vospire ER Dosage
    The recommended starting Vospire ER dosage for children ages 6 to 12 is 4 mg twice a day. This eMedTV resource also discusses Vospire ER dosing for adults and children over the age of 12 and provides some general tips on taking the medication.
  • Vospire ER Side Effects
    Side effects of Vospire ER can include insomnia, shakiness, and vomiting. This page on the eMedTV Web site lists other possible Vospire ER side effects, including some serious problems that should be reported to a doctor right away.
  • Vospire ER Uses
    Vospire ER is used mainly to treat asthma and other similar lung problems. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug can be used in children as young as six years old and lists some possible "off-label" Vospire ER uses (like treating hyperkalemia).
  • Vospire ER Warnings and Precautions
    Vospire ER may potentially increase your risk of developing anemia. This eMedTV page contains other Vospire ER warnings and precautions, including the safety of taking Vospire ER while pregnant and people who shouldn't take the medicine.
  • What Are Flunisolide Inhalers Used For?
    What are flunisolide inhalers used for? As this eMedTV page explains, flunisolide inhalers are used for the prevention of asthma attacks. This page also covers flunisolide inhaler uses in children, as well as possible "off-label" uses of the inhalers.
  • What Causes Asthma?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, researchers are still unsure of what causes asthma, but genetic and environmental factors seem to play roles in the condition. This page offers a look at what causes the condition, including lists of common triggers.
  • What Is Asthma?
    With asthma, inflammation of the airways makes it difficult to carry air in and out of the lungs. This eMedTV page provides detailed information on this condition, including possible symptoms, common triggers, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options.
  • What Is Budesonide Inhalation Used For?
    What is budesonide inhalation used for? Budesonide inhalation is approved to prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV article explains budesonide inhalation uses in adults and children, and describes an off-label use of budesonide inhalation to treat COPD.
  • What Is Cromolyn Inhalation Used For?
    What is cromolyn inhalation used for? As this part of the eMedTV library explains, cromolyn inhalation is used for preventing asthma attacks that are caused by exercise, cold air, aspirin, and allergens.
  • What Is Formoterol Used For?
    What is formoterol used for? The drug is licensed to treat asthma and other similar lung problems. This eMedTV segment covers the use of formoterol in children and also describes how the medication works to treat certain respiratory conditions.
  • What Is Levalbuterol HFA Used For?
    What is levalbuterol HFA used for? As this eMedTV Web page explains, levalbuterol HFA is used for preventing and treating airway spasms caused by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This article also covers "off-label" uses of the drug.
  • What Is Metaproterenol Used For?
    What is metaproterenol used for? This eMedTV article explains that metaproterenol is approved for use in treating bronchospasms due to COPD or asthma. This page also discusses how the inhaler works and describes the use of the medicine in children.
  • What Is Montelukast Used For?
    What is montelukast used for? As this eMedTV article explains, the drug has been approved for the prevention of asthma attacks and to manage symptoms of nasal allergies. Off-label uses are described as well, as is giving the drug to children.
  • What Is Pycnogenol Good For?
    This page from the eMedTV Web site explains that Pycnogenol is a dietary supplement claimed to have several uses, such as treating diabetes and asthma. This page further discusses what Pycnogenol is good for and whether it is safe for children.
  • What Is Salmeterol Used For?
    What is salmeterol used for? As this eMedTV segment explains, salmeterol is used for treating airway spasms in people with asthma or COPD. The drug can help prevent asthma attacks but should not be used to treat attacks as they occur.
  • What Is Zafirlukast Used For?
    What is zafirlukast used for? As this page on the eMedTV Web site explains, zafirlukast is used for the prevention of asthma attacks in both adults and children. Occasionally, it can also be used "off-label" for the treatment of allergies.
  • Xolair
    Xolair is approved to prevent allergic asthma and treat chronic urtica. This eMedTV page explains how the Xolair injection works to prevent asthma attacks due to certain allergens and also lists possible side effects and general dosing guidelines.
  • Xolair and Breastfeeding
    It is not known whether it is safe to use Xolair while breastfeeding. This selection of the eMedTV library explains that you and your doctor should make a shared decision about Xolair and breastfeeding for your particular situation.
  • Xolair and Pregnancy
    It is probably safe to take Xolair during pregnancy. This eMedTV resource discusses the results of animal studies on Xolair and pregnancy, and explains why a doctor should weigh the benefits and risks before prescribing the drug to a pregnant woman.
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