Ecovent review

Ecovent is a medication that many asthma patients are very familiar with. It is one of their help lines when breathing difficulty, chest tightness, and wheezing occur. Ecovent works by relaxing the muscles in the air passageways to improve breathing. It is also effective in treating pulmonary diseases other than asthma.

Ecovent comes in a liquid solution form, which is placed either in the nebulizer or the inhaler. When used to treat lung diseases, it is used at least every six hours; when used to improve breathing, it is used every 15 to 30 minutes. Consult your doctor for the exact dosage needed in your case based on your symptoms. They will know the correct amount of Ecovent you should use every time and how often you should use it. Do not change the dosage without your doctor’s consent. If Ecovent no longer controls your symptoms or if you feel that your symptoms worsen after taking the drug, call your doctor immediately. If your symptoms clear up before you complete the prescription period, call your doctor and ask whether you must continue using Ecovent or not. Never stop using the medication unless it is advised to do so by your doctor.

Ecovent used through inhalers comes in canisters containing 200 inhalations each. Once you have used up the labeled number of inhalations the canister contains, you must throw it away and make use of another canister. Some canisters do not have counters. In this case, you need to keep track of the number of inhalations you have used so you will know when to change it. The inhaler provided with Ecovent aerosol is meant for use only with Ecovent. Do not use other medicines with this inhaler in the same way that you cannot use a canister of Ecovent with another inhaler.

Be careful in using the inhaler and the nebulizer. The solution must not come into contact your eyes. It must also not be used near a source of heat or flame. Ecovent may explode when near very high temperatures. Take a lesson from your doctor on the proper way of using the inhaler or nebulizer. Let him watch during your first try. If you are using it on your child, always watch over them while they inhale the medicine.

Extra care must be taken for patients with histories of allergies, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism. Any medication you are taking, whether it is just a vitamin or herbal supplement, must be mentioned to the doctor as well. Pregnant women and nursing mothers are considered special cases. Doctors may need to adjust the dosages when any of the above mentioned conditions are present.

Normally, side effects like headache, nausea, vomiting, cough, and throat irritation come mildly. If they persist or worsen as you continue using Ecovent, you will need to talk with your doctor. Equally alarming signs include chest pains, rashes, itching, swelling, swallowing difficulty, and hoarseness. If any of these signs are present, seek immediate medical attention.

Ecovent must be stored tightly closed and out of reach of children at room temperatures. It must also be kept away from excessive heat and moisture. Ask your doctor on proper handling and disposal of Ecovent to be safe.

Ecovent has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of ecovent

• Molecular formula of ecovent is C13H21NO3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-(1-hydroxy-2-tert-butylamino-ethyl)-phenol
• Molecular weight is 239.311 g/mol
Ecovent available : 0.63mg/3ml solution 3ml plastic container, 2mg/5ml syrup, 2mg tablets, 4mg tablets

Generic name: Albuterol

Brand name(s): Accuneb, Aerolin, Albuterol sulfate, Asmaven, Broncovaleas, Cetsim, Cobutolin, Loftan, Proventil, Rotahaler, Salbulin, Salbutamol, Salbutard, Salbutine, Salbuvent, Solbutamol, Sultanol, Venetlin, Ventolin, Volma, Volmax, Xopenex

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