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Albuterol Nebulizer Treatment For Pregnant Women
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
Yes: The efficacy and safety has been proven as long as infant receives standard dose for reactive airway disease. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cough med: Do not take any medication unless your OB says it is ok and safe for your baby. ...Read more
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)
Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) harmful for the baby during the pregnancy?
Do mild asthma bronchiale require treatment?
Thanks a lot!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why would a doctor prescribe a nebulizer with abuterol sulfate for home use instead of mdi for acute asthma flare?
8 wks pregnant. Severe asthma. Dr prescribed me Singulair, (montelukast) Prednisone, Amoxicillin & my Albuterol inhaler. Is all this actually safe for my baby?
Im using following tablets for my asthma treatment
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is it safe to puff Symbicort(budesonide/formoterol)160mcg/4.5mcg/dose for 3 month pregnant women?
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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