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inhalant

 [in-ha´lant]
1. a substance that is or may be taken into the body by way of the nose and trachea (through the respiratory system).
2. a class of psychoactive substances whose volatile vapors are subject to abuse; see substance abuse.

in·hal·ant

(in-hā'lănt),
1. That which is inhaled; a remedy given by inhalation.
See also: inhalation, aerosol.
2. A drug (or combination of drugs) with high vapor pressure, carried by an air current into the nasal passage, where it produces its effect.
See also: inhalation, aerosol.
3. A solution of a drug or combination of drugs for administration as a nebulized mist intended to reach the respiratory tree.
See also: inhalation, aerosol.
4. Group of products consisting of finely powdered or liquid drugs that are carried to the respiratory passages by the use of special devices such as low-pressure aerosol containers.
See also: inhalation, aerosol. Synonym(s): insufflation (2)
[see inhalation]

inhalant

(ĭn-hā′lənt)
adj.
Used in or for inhaling.
n.
1. A drug, such as an anesthetic or bronchodilator, or another substance, such as saline solution, inhaled for medicinal purposes in vapor or aerosol form.
2. A substance inhaled as an intoxicant, usually in the form of a vapor.

inhalant

Public health A potentially hazardous particle, liquid or solid, which may be present in environmental air, and inhaled into small airways and alveoli. See Aerosol, Dust, Fiber, Fume, Gas, Mist, Vapor Substance abuse A term used in 2 contexts:
1. Nitrates–vasodilators that allegedly prolong orgasm;.
2. Solvents, which produce euphoria through neurotoxicity SA, nitrates Effects Vasodilation, ↑ blood flow to heart; may prolong orgasm Uses Relieves anginal pain Examples Amyl nitrate, butyl nitrate, isobutyl nitrate, isosorbide dinitrate, nitroglycerin, nitrous oxide, isobutylnitrite SA, neurotoxins Effects Bronchodilation, CNS depressant, metabolic inhibitor Examples Freon, tetrahydrocarbons, benzol-based emollients and derivatives, toluene-based compounds, ethyl ether, volatile solvents, aerosols, adhesives, etc Commonly abused products Air freshener, carburator cleaners, correction fluid,  spray deodorant, gasoline, glue, hairspray, lighter fluid, markers, nail polish remover, octane booster, paint thinner, rubber cement, spot remover, spray shoe polish, spray paint–especially gold and silver.

in·hal·ant

(in-hāl'ănt)
1. That which is inhaled; a remedy given by inhalation.
2. A drug (or combination of drugs) with high vapor pressure, carried by an air current into the nasal passage, where it produces its effect.
3. Group of products consisting of finely powdered or liquid drugs that are carried to the respiratory passages by the use of special devices such as low-pressure aerosol containers.
Synonym(s): insufflation (2) .
See also: inhalation, aerosol

Inhalant

Medicine that is breathed into the lungs.
Mentioned in: Antiasthmatic Drugs

in·hal·ant

(in-hāl'ănt)
A drug (or combination of drugs) with high vapor pressure, carried by an air current into the nasal passage, where it produces its effect.

Patient discussion about inhalant

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?

A. Here is a video you may find usefull:
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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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