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Albuterol And Atrovent
With trached child with history of tracheomalacia collapse with albuterol use, how often would it be safe to use albuterol/atrovent combi? How will I know?
Albuterol use: Usually prematurity/prolonged need for ventilator and/or oxygen cause chronic lung disease. So it is not unusual that a bronchodilator would be used. Albuterol/atrovent (ipratropium) work by relaxing muscles in the airway making breathing easier, and to a lesser extent, atrovent (ipratropium) decreases mucus production. Typically, in non-urgent use is 4h. Albuterol is used in emegent situations more frequently guided by md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more
My 4yo has a "barking cough". 3x today I have given albuterol/atrovent nebs for wheeze. Cloudy drn from nose after 3days clear. 99.5 temp go in when?
Croup: This barking cough may be a sign of croup. Svn treatments with albuterol only affect wheezing from the lungs, not croup which is an inflammation of the larynx. If he has trouble breathing you should seek medical attention immediately since this affects his airway. I would definitely go see your doctor today. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
While on 2 ltrs of oxygen, my o 2 sats are 90.What is the treatment? Meds are flowvent 250, singulair, (montelukast) albuterol, atrovent, Medrol dose pack
My son has severe asthma. He's taking 2x seretide 6x atrovent (ipratropium) 6xs albuterol 1x singular with all this, he still gets breathless. Could he need oxygen?
Asthma and Oxygen: Not likely. He should see a qualified allergist/immunologist who can help treat your son. Oxygen does not have a role in the treatment of asthma chronically, only during an acute episode requiring hospitalization. Most asthmatics who get "breathless" are not getting the right set of medicines, are not inhaling them properly, or have an additional/other diagnosis. Seeing a specialist will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do atrovent (ipratropium) & albuterol act differently in the lungs? My 5yo seems to do better when we add atrovent (ipratropium) nebs between her albuterol & pulmicort.
Mutually complement: Good morning, airway spasm in asthma results from net reduction in adrenergic (dilating) effect, or increase in bronchospastic (vagal) force. Albutrol promotes dilating force , while atrovent (ipratropium) blocks the constricting force - thus complementing the net beneficial effect on bronchial tubes. In asthma the symptoms are caused by decreased diameter of bronchial tubes. ...Read more
Short acting: Both drugs are short acting bronchodilators; albuterol is called a sympathomimetic drug because it affects beta receptors that line airways and cause bronchodilation. Ipratroprium is called an anticholinergic and affects muscarinic receptors that line the airways causing decreased muscle tone/constriction. Both are used in copd, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. ...Read more
I take albuterol, also ipratropium bromide, and budosemide, i mix the albuterol and ipratropium together.Is it ok to mix the budosemide w/albuterol?
No: I would not do it, just because you don't know how you're going to react to it. Although, there are commercial preparations of longer acting albuterol (salmeterol, formoterol), mixed in with a steroid (budesonide), there is no such formulation that would include short acting albuterol. ...Read more
I use Albuterol & Ipratropium Bromide in my nebulizer and I used it this morning 1 1/2 later I started coughing awful. My inhaler stopped it. Reason?
Cough is good: Though there is good data to suggest an inhaler used with spacer and optimal technique can be as effective as nebulized medication (in toddlers to seniors), I don't recall ever seeing it work better than a neb. Consider whether the neb "loosened up" mucus that accumulated through the night, making cough more effective; this commonly (and paradoxically) increases cough for an hour or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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