At present I am using a nebulizer with Xopenex 0.63 and Pulmicort 0.25 twice daily. Will be having C-spine surgery in the near future ..... OK to switch to Advair twice daily during 2 day hospital stay ?? I was previously on Advair 250/50 but switched due to several reasons. I get better results with the neb. meds, I have the time and also for financial concerns. There are other med.s that I take with me to stay on my regular schedule which is permitted (and even encouraged) by physicians and hosp. staff. Your opinion ???
You should first confirm that you would have increased out-of-pocket expenses, if you are treated in-hospital with nebulized Xopenex® Inhalation Solution (levalbuterol) and Pulmicort Respules™ (budesonide inhalation suspension). If so, there should be no problem switching to Advair™ Diskus® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Powder for a couple days, assuming you use proper technique.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.