advair vs albuterol For cough asthma ?
My doctor said I could have asthma from allergies which makes me cough or recovering from bronchitis. He said it’s tricky because all I have is a cough
My question is which inhaler is better my cough doesn’t stop me from breathing but it’s annoying I had used albuterol in the past but it made my heart race. The Advair somewhat works but I still have a cough any suggestions ?
- USAFisnumber1Lv 71 month ago
Advair is suppose to prevent asthma attacks so you take it on a regular basis regardless of what symptoms you might be having. Albuterol is a rescue inhaler that you take when you have symptoms. Try taking some deep breathes. If you start coughing then you got bronchitis, not asthma.
- Diane ALv 71 month ago
advair is a different drug and can not be used as a "rescue" inhaler more than prescribed usually twice a day. It also contains a steroid which is not recommended for simple asthma as prolonged use of steroids have consequences. Albuterol does make everyone's heart race but its very short acting. This is a discussion you should have with your lung doctor.