Top 20 Doctor insights on: Albuterol inhaler for cough

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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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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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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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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 (levalbuterol) 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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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

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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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Hi, my 5 year old daughter has cough and wheezing. Can I give her salbutamol liquid medicine by mouth along with albuterol inhaler?

Hi, my 5 year old daughter has cough and wheezing. Can I give her salbutamol liquid medicine by mouth along with albuterol inhaler?

Better not: If you are giving her the right dose with the right technique, using a spacer. Repeating the inhaler dose every 20-30 minutes if needed, till symptoms abate, if no improvement despite that, you need to call her doctor or go to ER, best wishes ...Read more

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Son takes steroid inhaler and zyrtec (cetirizine) nightly for asthma. Since allergy season started, cough returned & albuterol won't get rid of it. What can I try?

Son takes steroid inhaler and zyrtec (cetirizine) nightly for asthma. Since allergy season started, cough returned & albuterol won't get rid of it. What can I try?

Peak flows: Please use a peak flow meter to help document how your son's asthma gets better or worse. With these data, you can work with his pediatrician to make an asthma action plan, which can help to guide the correct use of different medications. It may be that he needs a burst of oral steroids, but difficult to say without numbers. ...Read more

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Asthma flared with allergies and getting the flu. Kept taking my albuterol daily for over a month. Noticing mucus stuck deep in lungs that I feel rumble but I can't seem to cough out. Would a steroid inhaler help clear this?

Asthma flared with allergies and getting the flu. Kept taking my albuterol daily for over a month. Noticing mucus stuck deep in lungs that I feel rumble but I can't seem to cough out. Would a steroid inhaler help clear this?

Needs a Mucolytic: The best way to mobilize 'stuck' phlegm is to try a mucolytic. WATER actually works pretty well- so I would hydrate, hydrate, hydrate as the first thing... Then, you could try over the counter Guaifenesin which can speed up the heart as a side effect, but should thin things out. What I personally use is HOT CHILI - the spice -if you like spicy foods. A steroid inhaler would help the asthma, yes. ...Read more

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I'm asthmatic in last four day I've started coughing so hard my chest hirts and I still wheeze after albuterol inhaler should I be concerned?

I'm asthmatic in last four day I've started coughing so hard my chest hirts and I still wheeze after albuterol inhaler should I be concerned?

Controllers 4 asthma: Albuterol is a rescue medication and is good for treating the symptoms of asthma, but any time you need it more than twice a week, or any time you are waking up with asthma more than twice a month, you need to be taking a controller medication (inhaled steroid) on a regular basis. This is called the rules of two. So, yes, you definitely need more care for your condition, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Coughing/phlegm stuck in chest. Took mucus relief pill and two puffs of albuterol inhaler. Afraid of phlegm blocking my airways. Am I overreacting?

Coughing/phlegm stuck in chest. Took mucus relief pill and two puffs of albuterol inhaler. Afraid of phlegm blocking my airways. Am I overreacting?

Depends on past hx: Some patients with asthma can have severe problems with mucus plugging in the airways resulting in a severe asthma attack. If you haven't had that before, then it is not likely to occur, but you still need to take care of your asthma. Call your doctor if you are needing albuterol more than every 4 hours, or if it doesn't relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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