19 year old with acute asthma attack. Should i add any medicines?
Patient :19 year old with acute asthma attack. Is already taking Proventil HFA MDI 2 puffs prn, Flovent 44mcg one puff BID, albuterol nebulization 2.5mg in 3mls NS prn and Ortho Novum /7/7/7 daily. Should any of medications be added, changed or discontinued?
Symptoms: Hx of moderate asthma, current SOB, wheezing, poor exercise tolerance, head cold for 4 day, exposed to cat (allergic to cats), wakes up 2x a week with SOB and wheezing, chest tightness in morning, suprasternal muscle retractions, tachy, elevated b/p
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I need a few more information to help better:
1. Is he taking these medicines on regular basis? Or started now?
2. Did he get the acute episode of asthma exacerbation while on these medicines?
3. The description given by you for his symptoms is on regular basis or just developed now?
In short, i need to know, whether he has been on these medicines when he developed the attack, or the medicines were started following the acute attack.
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