Bronchitis Medication Prescription Online
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Bronchitis - Medication Overview
Bronchitis is a condition in which certain areas of the lung - the bronchial tubes - are inflamed. Through Push Health, you can request a bronchitis prescription medication online and get bronchitis treatment at a local pharmacy.
Bronchitis - An Overview
Bronchitis is a condition that is characterized by an infection of the lungs. Bronchitis is quite common. A primary symptom present in bronchitis is coughing - the result of inflammation of the airways in the pulmonary system and overproduction of mucus. Other symptoms of bronchitis include an uncomfortable feeling in the chest, feeling tired and fatigue. Bronchitis infections are caused by bacteria, viruses, and even irritating chemicals or substances in the environment that get into the lungs.
Bronchitis Treatment Strategies
Some forms of bronchitis require no specific medical treatment as the bronchitis symptoms will go away on their own. Bronchitis symptoms that will generally resolve on their own include bronchitis caused by viruses and sometimes minor exposure to environmental causes such as smoking. Unfortunately, it is often not easy to tell if acute bronchitis symptoms have been caused by a bacteria or another cause when the decision to provide bronchitis treatment is made.
Bronchitis Medications - Overview
One class of medication used to treat bronchitis is antibiotics, including azithromycin (Zithromax), erythromycin (Erythrocin), amoxicillin / clavulanic acid (Augmentin) and doxycycline. In addition to antibiotics, medications such as bronchodilator inhalers such as albuterol and cough suppressants such as benzonatate are sometimes utilized to reduce symptoms in acute bronchitis infections.
Bronchitis Treatment - AntibioticsOne medication used to treat acute bronchitis symptoms is azithromycin. Azithromycin is marketed in a convenient blister pack regimen known as a Z-pak. When no contraindications exist, azithromycin is often the first choice for bronchitis treatment. Some people cannot take macrolide antibiotics and, in those settings, Augmentin is sometimes used. Doxycycline is another type of antibiotic that is sometimes prescribed to treat bronchitis. Cefdinir is also sometimes used in treating acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis.
Bronchitis Antibiotics - Side Effects
All medications, including medications used to treat symptoms of acute bronchitis, can cause side effects. Common side effects of bronchitis medications include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and a rash. Depending on the medication, more severe side effects include problems with the nervous system or the heart. Also, medications used for bronchitis treatment, like all medications, can cause an allergic reaction in susceptible people. Prior to taking medications for bronchitis treatment, one should discuss possible side effects with one's medical provider and pharmacist.
Bronchitis vs. Pneumonia
Some people wonder what the difference is between bronchitis and pneumonia. One way to think about bronchitis versus pneumonia is that they more or less exist on the same spectrum of disease. One difference between bronchitis and pneumonia is that bronchitis tends to be milder in severity while pneumonia generally presents with moderate to severe symptoms. Pneumonia also presents with fever and muscle aches more frequently than bronchitis. While bronchitis sometimes resolves without the use of prescription bronchitis medication, pneumonia almost always requires medication treatment and, in severe cases, admission to the hospital.
Bronchitis Treatment - Online
Some types of medications used to treat bronchitis require a prescription and, as such, one cannot simply buy bronchitis medications that require a prescription online. Instead, prescription medications used to treat bronchitis symptoms need to be dispensed by a pharmacy with a prescription from a licensed medical provider. Push Health helps people suffering from bronchitis symptoms connect with an online medical provider who can prescribe bronchitis treatment if it is safe and appropriate to do so.
Last updated September 2, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.