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Albuterol And Pregnancy
What's the difference between ventolin and atrovent? Which is safer during pregnancy at 16 weeks? Thanks!
Different classes: ventolin is albuterol and is a beta 2 agonist bronchodilator while atrovent is iprotropium and is an anti cholinergic bronchodilator. Both are generally safe during pregnancy but if you are using them more than a few doses a week you may need to be using a controller medicine to reduce your dependence on the bronchodilators. ...Read more
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
Yes: If these are for asthma, the answer to your question is yes. Pulmicort is pregnancy category b which is good. Albuterol should only be used if needed and if you need it you should use it. However if you find that you are having to use your albuterol more than usual or find that it is not providing relief, you should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
I'm not pregnant but I'm curious to know if it is safe to take Flovent and albuterol while expecting? Thanks
Yes....: Those inhalers are safe to take during pregnancy. It is much more dangerous for the developing fetus to have low oxygen, which can happen if the pregnant person is having bronchospasm! If you do get pregnant, be sure to tell your OB doctor about these medications so their use and your breathing can be monitored closely. ...Read more
Yes: Albuterol is safe to use as directed during pregnancy if you have been previously prescribed this for asthma. It is typically only used for acute asthma exacerbations. Please discuss with your physician if your asthma becomes more difficult to control during your pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yawning to catch my breath- shortness of breath. Albuterol inhaler doesn't help. At night wake up gasping for air. What kind of doctor should I see?
Prego -short breath: If you are pregnant and on several medications, you first must be sure you are healthy for the pregnancy and be sure to have your OB doctor okay any medication. If your health is okay then some of your symptoms may be anxiety based and you should talk to your family doctor about this, to diagnose and give you assistance. ...Read more
8 wks pregnant. Severe asthma. Dr prescribed me Singulair, Prednisone, Amoxicillin & my Albuterol inhaler. Is all this actually safe for my baby?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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