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Diagnosed w/ double pnue.a week ago. On keflex, promethazine/codeine syrup and albuterol inhaler. Still coughing so hard I vomit and pee. Help?

Diagnosed w/ double pnue.a week ago. On keflex, promethazine/codeine syrup and albuterol inhaler. Still coughing so hard I vomit and pee. Help?

Bronchi inflamed : Your pulmonary infection is attracting an inflammatory response, with mucus exudate that you must clear up and out. The cough is a good reflex. Still, you are miserable. Try: hot showers 3x/day, warm salt gargles hourly, a different cough med (Hycodan)(best rx), Ricola or Halls cough drops, tea hourly, and ask about different antibiotic. Are you wheezing? Any asthma tendencies? Predisone ? ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

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


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Female, age 70, has the third severe bronchitis like symptom in a year, each lasting more than 3 weeks. Albuterol inhaler causes more cough. Cause?

Female, age 70, has the third severe bronchitis like symptom in a year, each lasting more than 3 weeks.  Albuterol inhaler causes more cough.  Cause?

COPD?: She may have copd. Cxr and pfts are very useful. Most patients need anti inflammatory medications such as inhaled steroids. Spiriva is often quite useful also. Albuterol dilates the airways but does not treat the underlying inflammation. Have her checked by a lung doc. ...Read more

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Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

See your personal MD: Medications prescribed are working against each other. Albuterol is a broncho dilator which helps you to cough up mucous.Codeine is a cough suppressant making it harder for you to cough up mucousrather than an urgent care center, it might be a better idea to make an appointment with your doctor to get you on proper medication. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old seems to get sick so often with a cold followed by a cough that last too long albuterol inhaler makes it worse what to do please advice tkx ?

My 3 yr old seems to get sick so often with a cold followed by a cough that last too long albuterol inhaler makes it worse what to do please advice tkx ?

See below: First off post viral coughs can last up to 3 weeks. Next albuterol is not a "cold" medication but rather a reliever medication for asthma. As colds are a major trigger point for an asthma exacerbation it is frequently prescribed. You should check with your doctor on this as your son made need additional or alternative therapies. ...Read more

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I cough up clear mucus everyday, for about 6 months now. I often am wheezing until after I use an albuterol inhaler.This is all worse in the mornings.

I cough up clear mucus everyday, for about 6 months now. I often am wheezing until after I use an albuterol inhaler.This is all worse in the mornings.

See someone: You nay have exacerbating asthma and allergies, but especially as this is not improving and you are usin your inhaler often, there may be other more beneficial and long term solutions like different medications or allergy shots. Further you need to make certain that it is asthma and not soething else. See your primary, allergist/ent, or pulmonary physician ...Read more

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My 7 yr old was prescribed inhalers for her cough variant ashtma (flovent 2x day, albuterol as neede?

My 7 yr old was prescribed inhalers for her cough variant ashtma (flovent 2x day, albuterol as neede?

Common medications: School-aged children with cough-variant asthma, exercise-induced asthma, or regular asthma can use steroid inhalers (such as flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Bronchodilators such as albuterol (ventolin, proventil) or xopenex enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Singulair chewables are another preventive medicine. ...Read more

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What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better

What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better

Cough variant asthma: Is type of asthma where cough is the most salient symptom, dry cough, but still have other asthma signs, at times it might be the only symptom and hard to diagnose. As for the albuterol form: whichever works, so long it is taken in the right way and produces the desired effect, but albuterol is just a quick fix, you need comprehensive treatment as any other asthmatic, see an allergist/pulmonol ...Read more

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We are on vacation & forgot the neb at home. My 5 y/o w/ tight cough, wheezing. Norm do neb Rx. Can he take one puff of my albuterol inhaler?

We are on vacation & forgot the neb at home. My 5 y/o w/ tight cough, wheezing. Norm do neb Rx. Can he take one puff of my albuterol inhaler?

Should be OK,even...: According to the official recommendations, children 5 years and older can have 2 puffs of an Albuterol Inhaler every 4-6 hours as needed. I like your idea of one puff, but if he does not respond well to one puff you can give him a second puff. See http://www.drugs.com/dosage/albuterol.html#Usual_Pediatric_Dose_for_Asthma___Acute ...Read more

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Cough/ mucus in chest. Took 2 puffs albuterol inhaler and 1 mucus relief pill. Afraid of mucus blocking airway. Am i overreacting?

Cough/ mucus in chest. Took 2 puffs albuterol inhaler and 1 mucus relief pill. Afraid of mucus blocking airway. Am i overreacting?

Asthma?: Have you had this problem before and were you diagnosed with asthma? If so, and it is not controlled, you should contact your doctor and start a maintenance inhaler. Albuterol is used for rescue only. You are not overreacting, better be safe and catch the problem early. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more