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A 29-year-old female asked:

Hi my husband has very bad wheezing and left his inhaler at home in ireland. we are currently on holidays in england. can you recommend anything.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Few substitutes: Albuterol is a prescription medication so over the counter medication substitutions are probably not available. Drinking coffee may help some, but ideally the Rx needs to be replaced ASAP. The longer wheezing goes untreated, the more difficult it is to stop. If your physician in Ireland is unable to call in the Rx to a pharmacy in England, a trip to the emergency room may be in order.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
In an emergency you can try a primatene inhaler over the counter which is epinephrine which can give you some relief
Aug 1, 2014

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