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Albuterol Nebulizer Dosage Pediatric
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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Yes: Under your doctors guidance only. Do not self treat in this age group as you may be misinterpreting baby's symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: In fact most of my patients are instructed to do so to treat wheezing patient with acute bronchitis. Neb machine with both meds together- to be used twice a day. However if you need to treat wheezing more than twice/ day; albuterol alone (without budges onside) can be used every 4-6 hrs. ...Read more
No: While you can mix the 2 medications together, it is preferable to separate them. The albuterol should be given first because it will quickly open up the airways and allow the Pulmicort a better chance to get further into the airways. The timing between the 2 is generally 10-20 minutes apart. ...Read more
Expired meds: There is a risk they won't work, and if you are having an asthma attack, that's a big problem. Most meds will not harm you if expired, except for the fact that they may not be good for what they are intended for. You should check all the medicines in your home monthly to see if expired and/or need refills or replacements. ...Read more
Yes, when indicated-: And sometimes less than an entire vial. ...Read more
Albuterol expired: When medications get older they tend to loose potency over time. I would suggest getting a refill for the upcoming year as this medication is very useful during acute exacerbations of asthma. Would not want to have a sub-optimal/expired medication for emergency treatment if your daughter were to have worsening asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I continue to use my ventolin inhaler, while I'm on peridosine and liquid albuterol in a nebulizer?
I have albuterol liquid for the nebulizer but it is expired for about a 1yr or 2 is it safe to use still?
Maybe: Even though the label shows expired it is possible that the medicine may still be good espicially if you kept it closed tight in cool environment. If it looks discolored, smells, or tastes bad, discard. ...Read more
I found my 3 yrs old son medicine (albuterol) that he takes in a nebulizer, its almost three years old. Can he still use it?
Our nebulizer just stopped working can I give my 18 month old the nebulizer albuterol solution orally until I get a replacement, hopefully tomorrow.
Not at those: Temperature levels if left for a few hours only. Best to wrap the vials in foil or keep in refrigerator/ice chest when traveling. ...Read more
HOW LONg Do I HaVe To WAIt AFTEr I usEd my RESCUe INHALEr To USe the NEBULIZER. BOTH WITh ALBUTEROl?
For severe asthma: Every 3-4 hours. For mild to moderate asthma- every 4-6 hours. Consult your private physician for medication to prevent attacks. ...Read more
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