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For cough variant asthma, my 7yr old was prescribed flovent 2xday, albuterol as needed side effects?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Several: Flovent use may cause "thrush" to develop in the mouth and throat, causing difficulty swallowing. Rinse the mouth after use. Albuterol may cause a rapid heart rate, nervousness, or irritability. It is used to open up the airway. Do not stop using any of these medications without speaking to the medical provider who gave them to you to use on your child.

Answered 5/15/2022

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Dr. Richard Williams answered

Specializes in Pharmacy

Some: Flovent is a cortisone type inhaler. Make sure to the child rinses his/her mouth after use since steroids may cause throat infections . Albuterol- rescue inhaler- may cause a little excitability, gitteriness, etc. Since the child is 7, make sure to use a spacer since hand-inhaling coordination is important to get drugs into the lungs.

Answered 5/15/2022

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Discuss your asthma action plan with your PCP, and recognize the signs of worsening asthma. Identify possible triggers such as pollen, dust, mold and animal dander by allergy testing, after discussion with your PCP. Many children have asthma and avoiding triggers, keeping your home clean and smoke avoidance are effective in reducing symptoms. Side effects include thrush, rinse mouth after use.

Answered 5/16/2022

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