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1604 East 8th St., Suite A
Weslaco, TX
Phone: (956) 447-5557


5300 North McColl Rd., Suite 100
McAllen, TX
Phone: (956) 630-1000


1022 E. Griffin Pkwy.
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 833-6000


Inhalers & Bronchodilators

For patients suffering from certain conditions, such as asthma or COPD, inhalers and bronchodilators can alleviate symptoms and make breathing easier. Bronchodilators are medications delivered through an inhaler. These medications open up the breathing tubes in your lungs to make breathing easier. The effect of the bronchodilators can vary between 4 and 24 hours. Depending upon the specific medication used, you may take it in order to provide long-lasting relief, or as a quick-acting support before beginning strenuous activities, such as exercise.

Getting the full effect of the bronchodilators requires you to use your inhaler correctly. There are several different types of inhalers, all of which deliver medicine into your lungs. However, if you have never been taught to use your inhaler correctly, then you may not be getting the full benefit of your inhaled medicine. In order to benefit fully from your medications, check with your doctor to make sure you understand the type of inhaler you have and how to use it properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have been told you need to use an inhaler, you may have questions about this treatment approach. Feel free to check out these FAQs and reach out to our professionals for assistance with any remaining questions you may have. We are here to help!

Bronchodilators are medications that relax the muscles in the airways, making it easier to breathe. They are used to treat conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These medications can be administered via inhalers or nebulizers.

It is important to use your inhaler properly to ensure it works as effectively as possible. Before using the inhaler, shake it well. Sit or stand in an upright position and take a deep breath. Place the mouthpiece of the inhaler in your mouth and press the button to release the medication while breathing in slowly and deeply. Hold your breath for 10 seconds before breathing out.

The frequency of use of bronchodilator inhaler will depend on the type of medication and the severity of your condition. It’s best to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions and use the inhaler as directed. Overusing the inhaler can lead to decreased effectiveness of the medication and possible side effects.

It is important to inform your healthcare provider of all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements, before using a bronchodilator inhaler. Some medications may interact with bronchodilators and affect their effectiveness.

Common side effects of bronchodilator inhalers include tremors, headache, nervousness, and palpitations. If you experience any severe side effects, such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, seek medical attention immediately.

It is not recommended to stop using your bronchodilator inhaler without consulting your healthcare provider first. If you have a chronic condition such as asthma or COPD, you may need to continue using the inhaler to keep your symptoms under control. Your healthcare provider will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment.