A 56-year-old member asked:
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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
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Apr 12, 2020
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