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A 34-year-old female asked:

16 weeks pregnant. is it ok for the baby that i need an inhaler sometimes for wheezing really bad? thank you!

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Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Albuterol-Category C: No studies done in humans. Animal studies have shown some detrimental effect. Use with caution. You need to balance benefits of taking and harm of not taking medication. With excess wheeze your blood oxygen is low and it may potentially decrease oxygen to baby too. So check with your physician when you have wheeze to see if you need to take meds.

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Last updated Feb 18, 2015

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