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white vertical flash in the eye and a bubble shaped floater

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Can Proventil inhaler cause a white vertical flash in the eye and a bubble shaped floater?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.
No, this should not happen. Did the flash occur while USING the inhaler?
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No the next two mornings.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.
Then very unlikely as proventil (aka albuterol) is a Beta agonist and has no side effects of what you are describing. However, given your age, I would check a carotid doppler (the large arteries on the side of your neck - as you might have plaque/cholesterol build up causing this). Please take care and thank you for the accept.