Stopping steroid use must be done with a long slow taper to prevent rebound effects. More info . . . Prednisolone Articulose-50, Cotolone, Delta-Cortef, Key-Pred Nor-Pred, Pediapred, Predalone Predate, Predcor, Pred-Ject, Prelone Prednisone Apo-Prednisone, Cordrol Drug Type—Various Generic name Brand name Notes Cromolyn (sodium cromoglycate) Gastrocrom, Nalcrom Antiallergic and mast cell stabilizer. Prescription in US. Cromolyn is a mast cell stabilizer, which means it prevents mast cell degranulation. It is poorly absorbed, and works best directly at the site you are trying to control. This is why it comes in so many forms – Gastrocrom is used for food allergies and the GI symptoms of systemic mastocytosis, Intal is the inhaled form used in asthma, Nasalcrom is for nasal allergies, and eye drops are used for eye allergies. In a pinch, you can spray some Nasalcrom directly on an especially itchy spot of skin for instant relief. More info . . . Fluconazole Diflucan Antifungal. Prescription in US. More info . . . Dapsone Avlosulfon Anti-infective. Prescription in US. More info . . . Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Antiprotozoal, immunosuppressant. Prescription in US. More info . . . Nifedipine Adalat, Novo-Nifedin, Procardia Calcium channel blocker. Prescription in US. More info . . . Advertisements
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of albuterol inhalation aerosol (eg, Proair ® HFA) in children 4 years of age and older, albuterol inhalation powder (eg, Proair ® Respiclick®) in children 4 years of age and older, and albuterol inhalation solution (eg, Accuneb ®) in children 2 years of age and older. However, safety and efficacy have not been established for the albuterol inhalation aerosol and albuterol inhalation powder in children younger than 4 years of age, and albuterol inhalation solution in children younger than 2 years of age.
Like chronic bronchitis and certain cases of asthma, emphysema falls under the umbrella of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Emphysema (and other forms of COPD) causes perpetual breathing problems, including shortness of breath and chronic coughing. As the disease progresses, your alveoli (the minuscule air sacs in your lungs) swell up and trap air inside, making it more difficult to breathe normally or engage in activities that require respiration.  To prevent emphysema, you will need to avoid or limit exposure to substances that damage the lung's air sacs. Though irreversible, there are ways you can slow the progress of emphysema and manage your symptoms for a more normal life.