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can i use both an albuterol nebulizer and albuterol rescue inhaler at the same time?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: You should not do this without express direction from your doctor.These medicines have side effects that are potentially dangerous in overdoses.Can increase heart work, raise blood pressure for example.

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