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Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium): Pregnancy class c so the benefits have to outweigh the risks. Speaking with your ob/gyn and lung specialist would be the best way to determine if this is the safest medication for you. ...Read more

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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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Are albuterol nebulizer treatments safe for a 9 month old baby?

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Are albuterol nebulizer treatments safe for a 9 month old baby?

Yes: The efficacy and safety has been proven as long as infant receives standard dose for reactive airway disease. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women 20weeks take becotide (corticosteroid) inhaler for allergy?

Can pregnant women 20weeks take becotide    (corticosteroid) inhaler for allergy?

Probably: Although there has been no proof that inhaled steroid is harmful for the fetus, budesonide is the only one considered category B for pregnancy. At 20 weeks, most if not all of the fetus' organs are fully formed and thus it is doubtful that much can affect its development. Regardless , losing asthma control poses a much higher risk for both the mother and the baby. Ask for budesonide if worried. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler affect a pregnancy test?

Is it possible for Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler affect a pregnancy test?

No: Medications do not cause false positive pregnancy tests, unless the medication contains HCG or, rarely, certain antibodies. ...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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Asthma attack every night for 1 week. Taking bricanyl (terbutaline) tablet and ventolin nebule for nebulizing. Is this safe?

Asthma attack every night for 1 week. Taking bricanyl (terbutaline) tablet and ventolin nebule for nebulizing. Is this safe?

No: Meds you are taking treat symptoms but not root cause, inflammation in airways. Suspect something where you sleep is trigger (dust mites). Dust mite cover for mattress and pillow important. Wash bed linens in hot water and dry in hot dryer each week helpful. See healthcare provider for eval. Daily peak flow monitoring with plan for when levels low important. Use of inhaled steroid basis tx. ...Read more

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I use albuterol sulfate ProAir rescue inhalers for my asthma. Can I use salamol cfc free inhalers in replacement of this? (it's more affordable)

I use albuterol sulfate ProAir rescue inhalers for my asthma. Can I use salamol cfc free inhalers in replacement of this? (it's more affordable)

Yes: Yes, they are essentially the same medications. They fall in the category of SABA, short acting beta agonists. As always, with asthma, try to use these as little as possible to prevent your lungs from becoming 'sensitive'. ...Read more

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Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) harmful for the baby during the pregnancy? Do mild asthma bronchiale require treatment? Thanks a lot!

Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) harmful for the baby during the pregnancy?
Do mild asthma bronchiale require treatment?
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Category C drug: This medication is listed as a category c med, meaning no data to date finds any harmful effect on the human fetus. Asthma should be maintained under good control to promote good health for you both. ...Read more

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Is ipratropium bromide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is ipratropium bromide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Most likely: Ipratropium bromide is the ingredient in atrovent, (ipratropium) an inhaler used for asthma and copd. It is fda category b, meaning there are no studies proving it dangerous to humans or animals. Of course, in pregnancy or nursing, like all drugs, use this only if and when it is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for long term follow up for elderly woman hospitalized for UTI ? ?Low dose maintenance antibiotics ?Monthly testing?

Prevention measures: Daily cranberry juice or pill will help to prevent uti. However, if there is multiple uti, then there may be a kidney stone, tumor, incontinence, dryness of vaginia, bladder dysfunction or urethrea problem. Urology consultation is therefore recommended to prevent from having long term UTI problems. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor prescribe a nebulizer with abuterol sulfate for home use instead of mdi for acute asthma flare?

Why would a doctor prescribe a nebulizer with abuterol sulfate for home use instead of mdi for acute asthma flare?

Bias: Probably just a treatment bias. If appropriate training is given, the results from using an mdi are just as good as the results from using a nebulizer. There is an old bias that drug delivery was better with a nebulizer, but that has not proven to be true. ...Read more

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8 wks pregnant. Severe asthma. Dr prescribed me Singulair, (montelukast) Prednisone, Amoxicillin & my Albuterol inhaler. Is all this actually safe for my baby?

8 wks pregnant. Severe asthma. Dr prescribed me Singulair, (montelukast) Prednisone, Amoxicillin & my Albuterol inhaler. Is all this actually safe for my baby?

Medications in preg: generally speaking all those medicines you mention are class B which indicates safety in pregnancy. I would discuss with your obstetrician to make sure they don't feel an alternative is necessary, but generally speaking they should be fine. ...Read more

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Im using following tablets for my asthma treatment 1)ruptadine&montelukast 2)ambroxol, terbutaline&etofylline 3)sertalin r they safe for long term use?

Im using following tablets for my asthma treatment
1)ruptadine&montelukast 
2)ambroxol, terbutaline&etofylline
3)sertalin
r they safe for long term use?

If ok'd by the FDA: Any medication can have bad side effects in a few people. Medications that are approved for long term use by the fda are considered safe, but doctors and patients still keep an eye out for undesired reactions. Also, "long term" may mean 6 weeks, 6 months, 6 years, etc... Doctors on healthtap are U.S. Doctors, so generally do not have information on foreign medications. ...Read more

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For asthma cough, how effective is Floven inhaler 250mcg 1 inhale twice a day?

For asthma cough, how effective is Floven inhaler 250mcg 1 inhale twice a day?

It prevents flareups: Flovent is a 'preventer' medicine -- it will help prevent asthma flareups but isn't as effective in helping if the flareup is already happening. If you're having asthma symptoms right now, please see the Dr. -- you need 'reliever' medicines like albuterol and maybe prednisone. ...Read more

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Can a spiriva inhaler be used for pregnancy?

Can a spiriva inhaler be used for pregnancy?

Spiriva and pregnany: Spiriva is a category c drug in pregnancy - meaning - its use should only be if there are no other alternatives. "risk cannot be ruled out" so - if there are other medications that have worked - i would switch to them - but this is a discussion you need to have with your physician and if needed your ob. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage for salbutamol neb and cetirizine fo 26wks pregnand that has a productive cough?

What is the recommended dosage for salbutamol neb and cetirizine fo 26wks pregnand that has a productive cough?

?: Productive cough, 26 weeks pregnant, you are asking about salbutamol nebs and cetirizine, salbutamol is category C and cetirizine is category B with pregnancy, those categories are degrees of safety given for a drug during pregnancy, given that, you need to see your doctor, or any doctor to prescribe the right medicine safe for yourself and your unborn child, goodluck ...Read more

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Is it safe to puff Symbicort(budesonide/formoterol)160mcg/4.5mcg/dose for 3 month pregnant women?

Is it safe to puff Symbicort(budesonide/formoterol)160mcg/4.5mcg/dose for 3 month pregnant women?

Avoid: Hello, Symbicort is pregnancy category C that means that it can cause harm if taken frequently. Sometimes to have to weigh risk vs benefit. if you don`t have symptoms and you can avoid it. I would lean towards avoiding it ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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