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Albuterol Sulfate For Bronchitis
Does albuterol sulfate cause heart palpitations and increased pulse? If so, how long does effect last after dose? Doctor prescribed for bronchitis.
It often does: Give your physician a call, especially if your heart is doing more than 5 flipflops per minute or it bothers you. It's not especially dangerous. By the way, if you've needed a rx for albuterol, you may have a tendency to asthma / bronchitis and this would be a great time to ask for help stopping smoking. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Budesonide inhalation suspension 0.5 mg or albuterol sulfate 2.5mg. I have chronic bronchitis and I have both of these for my "at home" breathing treatments. Which would help most?
Depends: The two meds you list are very different and intended for different purposes. Budesonide (pulmicort) is a steroid to reduce inflammation where as albuterol is a smooth muscle relaxer designed to reduce bronchospasm of the smaller airways surrounded by smooth muscle fibers. Albuterol's effect is very brief and temporary. Budesonide use provides sustained beneficial effects to prevent flare up. ...Read more
What will happen if u are taking arithomycine and albuterol sulfate for broncitis and u smoke cigarettes, only two, would mixing be life threatning?
No: Not life threatening, but not making sense and possibly prolonging your symptoms. ...Read more
No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and Pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read more
No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...Read more
I just got diagnosed with bronchitis. Prescribed albuterol inhaler and cefdinir. When should it go away and description of the medication?
3-7 days: Bacterial bronchitis usual begins resolving in 3-7 days after antibiotic initiation. If is is viral bronchitis then antibiotics will have no effect on resolution, and it may take longer. Any progressive fever, chest pain, or difficulty breathing while on therapy deserves a re-evaluation. ...Read more
I was given albuterol for bronchitis and it made me very shaky and heart beat very fast. Will I be OK taking it again?
Try Xopenex (levalbuterol) instead: Might need Xopenex (levalbuterol) instead (different form of albuterol), with less tendency to cause shakiness and fast heart beat. ...Read more
Is there any other med to take other than albuterol for asthma or bronchitis? I think I have an allergy to albuterol. I didn't know of any other med.
There are several: I doubt you are "allergic" to albuterol, a nephew of the adrenaline we make as a stress hormone. It is common for some who use it often to loose most of its benefits. You should discuss your symptoms and past management with your doc. Their are oral meds and inhalers that work differently that should help. However, their benefits require fine tuning and a visit would be worth it. ...Read more
Female, age 70, has the third severe bronchitis like symptom in a year, each lasting more than 3 weeks. Albuterol inhaler causes more cough. Cause?
Albutrol is effective on viral infection. If you have asthma that may be worsened by the infection, it may help in controlling asthma.
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My daughter has bronchitis and is on albuterol and pulmocort. At her follow up she was not as congested but now her chest hurts, do we go back to Dr.?
CAll Dr.: At the least call the Dr. And give an update on her condition. It never hurts to see the Dr. Since she is not improving, and may be developing an infectious cause for her symptoms, and or need some further treatment. Etc. ...Read more
Have bronchitis, inhaler and neb treatments not really helping. What else can I do? *on cipro&albuterol*
Bronchitis: There are a few things I would recommend. First of all, you may wish to discuss the choice of antibiotics with your physician. The most correct way to treat an infection is with a culture of your phlegm. You may also need a chest xray, or be a candidate for inhaled and/or oral steroids. At home, try using humidifier for easier breathing. ...Read more
6 yo has bronchitis. Just gave him albuterol in nebulizer and his cough is really bad after treatment. It sounds productive though. Is this normal?
It is normal to: cough more right after a nebulization treatment. The medication loosens up the mucous in the airway passages. However, if he is wheezing more or having difficulty breathing, or he seems to need a treatment in less than 2 hours, you should call his pediatrician. He may need to be re-checked and/or his medications adjusted. ...Read more
I was diagnosis with asthma 2 yrs ago. I am having frequent flair ups and almost monthly bronchitis requiring steroids. I am on flovent daily and albuterol?
See pulmonologist: You need to seen by pulmonologist for possible change in your meds. ...Read more
Cough for three months. Started after bronchitis (got that treated). On singulair (montelukast) Zyrtec and albuterol but it's still super bad. How to rid this?
Is it safe to give my 5 year old albuterol from breathing treatment machine. It was prescribed to my 11 month old for bronchitis?
Only if doctor says.: If your 5 year old has been diagnosed with asthma previously and is now having the same symptoms, you can give it, but call your pediatricians and let them know you're doing so. If your 5 year old has never had this problem before, it's best to have him/her seen by the pediatrician to get a correct diagnosis and see what the best treatment is for that diagnosis, since it may not be asthma. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with bronchitis, I was put on albuterol treatments. I woke up this morning with numb fingers and toes. What could this be?
Reactions: Although there are no overt drug to drug interactions with all your meds they all have overlapping side effects. This results in a chaotic setup for a number of additional problems. Even your primary issues could cause that reaction. Check with your doc. Not to worry. .. Oh an additional idea is to get one of those home pulse o2 meters to see where your 02 levels are which will help your doc. ...Read more
My daughter has been put on albuterol for machine and flovent inhaler. Prednason. How far apart should be taken? She's 11 with bronchitis, asthma rsv.
No relation: The Flovent inhaler should be administered either once or twice a day, everyday. This will only prevent her from becoming ill. The Prednisone should be limited to a 5 day course and is typically administered daily. The albuterol is your rescue medication. You shoudl give it to your daughter when she is having trouble breathing. You can safely give it every 3 hours if you have to. ...Read more
I have POTS, on beta blocker for rapid HR. Frequently also get Bronchitis. Is Albuterol a safe breathing treatment for me, with my tachycardia & meds?
Hello and welcome to HealthTap :) Usually the tachycardia related to POTS is postural, if you lay down it should be relatively safe, which is obviously not possible all the time. The second option would. Levoalbuterol which causes very less tachycardia if any.
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I was just prescribed azithromycian and albuterol inhaler for ear infection, and bronchitis. Can I take them together or wait a while between?
Together is fine: These meds do not interfere with one another in any way. Take them as prescribed. ...Read more
2 yr o asthmatic with bronchitis and RSV on inhaled albuterol every 3 hrs. Pulse ox 180/92 and temp 103. Is her heart rate too high even for albut?
Safety of Albuterol: With the numbers you give, I am assuming that the child is being treated in the hospital. If so, with good nursing monitoring, continued use of albuterol should be safe. The heart rate goes up with fever as well as the medication. Children generally tolerate high rates. If the child is not in the hospital, struggling with the numbers you give, he/she certainly should be checked again. ...Read more
Dr said my chest xray was normal and no rattling. Why and how diagnose bronchitis and pleurisy again with steroids/zithromax/albuterol?
Inflamed lungs: Your chest x ray can be fine but your tobacco can certainly keep you coughing and irritated. It can also worsen your allergies. Consider giving up the cigarettes and drinking much more water. ...Read more
3 yr old was said to have bronchitis and asthma, is on day 5 of omnicef, (cefdinir) prednisone & albuterol. No improvement. Still wheezing. Now what?
I have (likely) viral bronchitis. No fever but on oral steroids albuterol biaxin (clarithromycin) and still short of breath. What now? Increase roids?
Depends: Depends how long u have been on treatment. If u just started then be patient. If end of u'r treatments u need to call u'r doc for follow up as u may require her/him to listen to chest again or order CXR. Even possibly to get a spirometry test on u. Inhaled steroids and long acting beta agonist, (Advair/Symbicort/Dulera), may be needed instead of more oral steroids? ...Read more
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