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A 39-year-old female asked:

Is abuterol safe to give with this type of mucinex medicine? will breathing treatments be beneficial at this point? treating my daughter with mucinex- cough, cold & sore throat medicine since yesterday (2/17/12). her cough was tight and is now breaking-up

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Dr. Sanober Butt
Pulmonology 20 years experience
Number : Number one question one must ask is what is your daughter`s diagnosis. If she has asthma she needs to be on maintenance medication instead of just albuterol ( albuterol is considered a rescue medication in inhaler or nebulizer form and is not a substitute for controller medication). Mucinex (guaifenesin) may or may not help depending on underlying reasons for her cough, exacerbating/aggravating factors for her cough and underlying diagnosis.

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Last updated Nov 17, 2016

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