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is it acceptable to give a seven month old albuterol

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Only if doctor says!: If your child's doctor prescribes albuterol for him/her to treat wheezing, then give it. Never use someone else's prescription for your baby. Albutero ... Read More
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
42 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is used for asthma, bronchiolitis and wheezing associated with other conditions. It does have some side effects just like most medications. Common ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Doctor's Orders: Please do not rely upon our advice here about this. This baby's physician would have a prescription and dosing schedule that you should follow. Pleas ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
If doctor ordered: Only if instructed to do so by the pediatrician. It is safe if given in the correct dose and method.
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A female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, when indicated-: And sometimes less than an entire vial.
A female asked:
Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
Do not give: No you cannot. Please do not do it as the nebulizer solution meant for the nebulizer not for oral intake.
A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathan Ritter
23 years experience Cardiology
Basically yes: Albuterol makes the heart rate increase a lot. The effect usually wears off after about 20 minutes.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Syed Masood
Specializes in Pediatrics
If he needs it: It is safe if there is a real need. You could do about 2.5mg.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Ventolin, or albuterol is used in younger infants in the treatment of asthma or certain other respiratory conditions. As always, the prescribed dosag ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Audrey Rogers
34 years experience Pediatrics
2-3 weeks: When an infant gets bronchiolitis, often caused by the RSV virus, they cough and wheeze similar to the symptoms of asthma. The steroid medication hel ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Infants easily tolerate heart rates in the 200/min range for a variable length of time. If intake has stopped, 1/2 should be out of babies system in 4 ... Read More
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