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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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The threat of inhalant abuse to the welfare of our children continues to be very real," said Pamela Powers whose daughter Mackenzie died from inhalants.
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7 million 12- to 17-year-olds were estimated to have used inhalants in 2004, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a federal agency with the Department of Health and Human Services.
Among those who reported using inhalants during the past year, 11 percent met the criteria for abuse or dependence.
As Brecher (1972) noted, the use of inhalants for intoxication has a long and interesting history, dating at least to the mid-1700s, but it was not until the 1950s that the use of these substances first came to the public's attention in the United States.
Students' self-report of cigarette, smokeless tobacco, alcohol (including frequency of use, frequency of drunkenness and frequency of binge drinking), marijuana, and inhalant use was collected at all three surveys.
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And despite the usual press splashes over glue-sniffing, Wite-out, and other supposed "new epidemics," surveys indicate that use of inhalants has been at fairly steady, low levels for the past two decades - 2 to 3 percent of high-school seniors said they had used inhalants within the previous month, for example.
Street kids also work for adult drug dealers as lookouts or small distributors, and may receive part of their payment in the form of marijuana, coca paste or inhalants.