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can albuterol cause cardiac arrest in children?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Extremely: Unlikely but may get high heart rates due to beta agonist.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No, but: If you overdose on any drug, you can get very ill or die. Even water, right? If albuterol is given in excess, it can become toxic. If a child (or adult) has such a bad asthma attack that they need to take constant or frequently repeating doses of albuterol, they should go to the er as uncontrolled asthma is a true emergency and there are other treatments available at the hospital.
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Although a rare occurrence, albuterol can cause cardiac arrest
Jan 10, 2015

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