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Are little kids able to use albuterol inhalers?

Are little kids able to use albuterol inhalers?

Yes: It is actually more efficient for them to use an inhaler. Although, they should use an aerochamber, spacer, with the inhaler. ...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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Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler ok for children as young as four?

Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler ok for children as young as four?

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

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What are the different dosages for albuterol inhaler?

What are the different dosages for albuterol inhaler?

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

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I was wondering is albuterol/ventolin a rescue inhaler?

Yes: Ventolin, proventil, and proair are all brand name rescue inhalers that contain albuterol. They are generally used every 4 hours for wheezing or shortness of breath from asthma and copd, or 15-30 minutes prior to exercise for patients with exercise-induced asthma. ...Read more

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Are there any inhalers with a substitute for albuterol?

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

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Is there is any danger involved in using an expired albuterol inhaler?

Is there is any danger involved in using an expired albuterol inhaler?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for an albuterol inhaler to kick in?

Albuterol: An albuterol inhaler is considered a rescue bronchodilator which means that bronchodialtion should begin in a matter of minutes. ...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


Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more