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inhalants,

n.pl 1. chemical vapors that are inhaled for their mind-altering effects.
2. in herbology, volatile herbal compounds that are delivered by holding a soaked pad to the nose and mouth, by placing the herbs in steaming water, or by rubbing on ointments that contain the substances.

Patient discussion about inhalants

Q. How can I know the inhaler is empty? My 8 years-old boy has asthma and he takes steroids with inhaler. Every time it runs out of med we get a prescription for a new one. Is that OK? A friend that her son is treated with similar inhaler told me that towards the end it no longer delivers enough medication. How can I know I should get a new one?

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Q. What are the side effects for the regular asthma inhalers? I am taking an inhaler (non-steroid one) for my asthma and I wanted to know what can be possible side effects to this treatment.

A. Simple inhalers that contain a material that helps with keeping the bronchi not constricted, have side effects that are related to the sympathetic nervous system- such as slight tremor, small increase in heart rate or blood pressure, but these are all in greater risk when taking in a not-inhaled way. Patients must be cautioned against using these medicines too frequently, as with such use their efficacy may decline, producing desensitization resulting in an exacerbation of symptoms which may lead to refractory asthma, meaning that the attack might not be relieved by these medications anymore.

Q. Is a Proventil Inhaler cheaper by you than Secirity Blue? I pay $60. with Security Blue now. Is it cheaper with you for a three months supply ?

A. here is a drug prices comparing site-
http://www.compare-prescription-prices.com/drug/Proventil.htm

but i couldn't find there that other drug you were talking about....is that it's name?

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1998) found that habitual users of inhalants in Australia were characterized by school absenteeism, trouble with the law, and a family history of alcohol or other drug problems.
Despite the fact that current data demonstrate that dependence on inhalants is a real phenomenon (Perron, Howard, Vaughn & Jarman, 2009; Ogel & Coskun, 2011) and clinical behavioral evidence shows that craving is a key component in this process (Volkow et al.
Most of the inhalants are simple carbon based molecules (acetone, ethyl chloride, toluene, xylene, benzene, propane, butane, hexane).
This study was undertaken to identify groups that are more vulnerable to using psychoactive substances and multiple drugs, as such individuals are more susceptible to the combined use of inhalants and heavier drugs.
Comment: The dangers of inhalant abuse are well known.
Examples of the harmful effects of inhalants are hazardous of Toluene, which is a constituent of spray paints, glue, wax removers, and fingernail polish.
Inhalant abuse can cause asphyxia, suffocation, or "sudden sniffing death" from sensitization of the myocardium to catecholamines (especially Freon) and a catecholamine rush after exercise or masturbation, resulting in cardiovascular collapse, she said.
A feeling of intoxication following use of the inhalants was reported by 83% of the subjects.
The press conference was held in recognition of the annual National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week.
The result is that inhalant users are turned away from treatment programs or are not adequately treated," Mr.
Wolfe, an inhalant expert and director of the New England Inhalant Abuse Coalition, said many inhalant abusers are turned away from treatment programs because of rages caused by neurological damage.
This study included all survey respondents who reported using inhalants at any time in their lives.