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albuterol pulmicort treat bronchitis pneumonia

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
No: No. Bronchitis and pneumonia are caused either by a virus or bacteria. None of the medications mentioned play a role in treating pneumonia. Pulmicort ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these dis ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No...: Albuterol is a bronchodilator that treats bronchospasm while Pulmicort is a steroid inhaler used to treat airway inflammation. If you have bronchitis ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inha ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
If Bronchitis gets: worse with more productive cough with colored phlegm, it could be due to a bacterial infection and not a viral. Thus antibiotics usually will alleviat ... Read More
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: New onset of chest pain I believe warrants a followup visit. It is not terribly unusual with an asthma episode to have chest pain. But we should chec ... Read More
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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
CAll Dr.: At the least call the Dr. and give an update on her condition. It never hurts to see the Dr. since she is not improving, and may be developing an inf ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Urgent care: You may need additional days of oral steroid therapy, more frequent Albuterol treatments and the addition of other controller medications. The trigger ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Very few: Albuterol can cause tachycardia (fast heart rate) which ceases when the medication is metabolized. Pumicort is an inhaled steroid. Users of this can ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, pulmocort and albuterol can be mixed in a single nebulizee treatment. Pulmocort is a controller medication that should be used regularly, whereas ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: I think there would be some risk, but I am not aware of how well or how much these drugs are absorbed from the digestive tract. Your local poison cont ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
No: While you can mix the 2 medications together, it is preferable to separate them. The albuterol should be given first because it will quickly open up t ... Read More
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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
His prescription?: Both Pulmicort and albuterol are to 4 year olds regularly; however, you should only give it to him if it is his prescription and you have the instruct ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: But not because it is dangerous. A lot of people mix the 2 together for convenience; however, it is more effective to take albuterol 1st and wait abou ... Read More
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