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Albuterol Kids Inhaler
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
NO: Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) is an inhaler that contains a combination of salbutamol and ipratroprium bromide. It is approved for use in copd. There is no safety data for children under 12, and hence should not be used in a child that is age 4. There are many safe alternatives that are approved for use in young children, talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Doc prescribed azithromycin and albuterol inhaler for strep with mucusy junky cough for child, is it safe to take these together? As well as nasal spr
Is it safe for a child to take azithromycin for strep and nasal spray, albuterol inhaler, and mucinex (guaifenesin) for bad phlemy cough?
Interactions: there is no special interaction between those medications when used as prescribed. ...Read more
No difference: While there are many different albuterol inhalers, they all deliver 90 mcg per puff. There are 2 other inhalers on the market similar to albuterol called xopenex (levalbuterol) & Maxair (pirbuterol). These are all rescue inhalers that provide quick-onset dilation of the bronchial tubes. ...Read more
Some: Albuterol is the generic name for both the nebulizer solution (albuterol) and a variety of different inhalers - proventil, proair, Maxair (not sure they make that any more) and ventolin. There is also Levalbuterol which is an isomer of albuterol that is supposed to cause fewer side effects. The brand name of that is xopenex (levalbuterol). ...Read more
Do not use it: Out dated medication can be dangerous. The compound may "break-down" and cause just about any kind of adverse event such as hallucinations. ...Read more
Ne in Proventil (albuterol): It is a symbol of neon, an inert gaseous element in the atmosphere. ...Read more
Probably not: Probably no increased danger, but expired medication often lose potency and do not work. ...Read more
How long can you use albuterol past the expiration date? My inhaler is only a year old. Does the medicine still work?
May be: it isn't the issue of being expired, rather if there is still an active ingredient (the main medicine) in the inhaler? or it just sprays other inactive ingredients, then it won't work. You can still try what you have, it won't harm you, may work with you, but better call your doctor for a new one, good luck ...Read more
Besides overdosing..: Albuterol can relieve symptoms, but will not do anything to treat the underlying condition. Anyone taking it frequently may be masking a serious underlying condition that needs treatment with "controller" type medications. Although frequent use may not lead to "overdosing, " the delay in appropriate treatment is dangerous & can sometimes prove fatal (due to progression of the underlying asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing. It can also speed up the heart rate because of its beta receptor effects. It has no steroidal activity. However, both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. Albuterol is used by asthmatics both in inhaler and nebulizer form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer