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Is it safe to give my 5 year old albuterol from breathing treatment machine it was prescribed to my 11 month old for bronchitis

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.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Only if doctor says.: If your 5 year old has been diagnosed with asthma previously and is now having the same symptoms, you can give it, but call your pediatricians and let... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Depends: The two meds you list are very different and intended for different purposes. Budesonide (pulmicort) is a steroid to reduce inflammation where as alb... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Avoid ingestion : Use of a spacer may help to deliver the medication in a targeted manner. There are other inhaled medications which may relieve asthma symptoms, if the... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine 7 years experience
POTS: Hello and welcome to HealthTap :) Usually the tachycardia related to POTS is postural, if you lay down it should be relatively safe, which is obviousl... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: There should be no interaction between the three medications.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bruzzone
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Anywhere from 85-140: albuterol will temporarily increase the heart rate. a normal 5 year old with no prior heart disease can sustain heart rates 140-150 after albuterol wi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. MANNAN RAZZAK
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Albuterol : Albuterol is known as a rescue drug and in a hospital setting it is sometimes given every 2-3 hours. At home give it every 4-6 hours and if you have t... Read More
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It is normal to: cough more right after a nebulization treatment. The medication loosens up the mucous in the airway passages. However, if he is wheezing more or havin... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies: The Flovent is usually given twice daily, while the albuterol is usually used every 6 hours if needed.The doc and or prescription should have details.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Asthma: if your son has asthma, over the counter cold medications could be harmful for him. Have him assessed to see if he requires additional treatment for h... Read More

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