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Starting new nebulizer

Have had COPD for 10 years. Because of multiple allergies to sprays I am starting a nebulizer soon. Will I be able to still use the Ventolin that I am now using? I use the Ventolin 8 times a day since I had a severe allergic reaction to Anoro and cannot find any other bronchodilators that I can abide. Will the new Albuterol nebulizer allow me to still use Ventolin if needed?

  1. You can use the nebulizer with your maintenance inhaler. I was on Ventolin and my nebulizer at the same time. Be careful as you have already had an allergic reaction.

    1. Thanks for the reply. I use Ventolin - not a substitute as I know I can tolerate it. When I start the nebulizer, I first must see that I can tolerate it and them find how long it will be effective. I may need to use the Ventolin when I get up, or during the night when I get up every three hours. Hoping the two will work together, but not sure who to ask.

      1. You certainly have a lot going on but it also seems that you're being very mindful of how to proceed. Thank you for your response and please keep us posted on how it goes. All the best. - John M. (COPD.net Team)

      2. Have the nebulizer now and will try it when one of my kids can come over to make sure I don't have a reaction. Am still apprehensive and putting it off I know. Will keep you informed.

    2. Hi. happy11. Thank you for the great question. Nebulizers are very common ways of inhaling respiratory medicine. And any nebulizer that is FDA approved should adequately allow you to inhaler Ventolin -- as it is the most common respiratory medicine available. And keep in mind that Ventolin is a brand name of albuterol. There are also other brands and even generics of albuterol on the market. John. Community Moderator. copd.net

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