A 29-year-old female asked:
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my heart goes upto 120-140 at rest after having a breathing treatment. is this normal?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: albuterol and other medications in breathing treatments also cause the heart rate to go up in addition to opening the airways.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
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Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Yes: IF the drug being used in the breathing treatment is provetil or another sympathommetic, then yes, the side-effect is increased heart rate. Same thing happens with use of theophylline (a cousin of caffeine). Therefore you might want to discuss with your allergist, newer medications that dont cause this side-effect, if possible.
Answered on Jan 29, 2017
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