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A 44-year-old male asked:

is it ok to take qvar and xopenex (levalbuterol) for cough from pneumonia. already on antibiotic (11yo)?

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Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: If you are an asthmatic taking both medications is a good idea while you have pneumonia. They should help with the cough and improve your bronchospasm and inflammation. Use your medications according to your asthma action plan written by your doctor.

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