ProAir HFA Alcohol Interaction

ProAir HFA Alcohol

ProAir UFA generic name albuterol inhalation is sold under brand names Accuneb, Proair HFA, Proventil, Proventil HFA and Ventolin HFA. It is a bronchodilator that increases air flow to the lungs by relaxing the muscles in the airway.

Do not use alcohol not even moderate drinking if you are using this drug as it may be very dangerous.

An overdose can be fatal.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.

I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.

ProAir HFA should not be used if you are pregnant as birth defects in the baby could occur.

Do not take this drug if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, a heart rhythm disorder, a seizure disorder as epilepsy, diabetes or overactive thyroid.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are headache, dizziness, nervousness, sleep problems, cough, hoarseness, sore throat, runny or stuffed nose, dry mouth and throat, muscle pain or diarrhea.If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are bronchospasm, wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breezing, chest pain, fast, ponding or uneven heart beats, tremor, nervousness, low potassium, confusion, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats or seizure.If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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