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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 - an overdose: Could be fatal. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support.
Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing. It can also speed up the heart rate because of its beta receptor effects. It has no steroidal activity. However, both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. Albuterol is used by asthmatics both in inhaler and nebulizer form.
May help: To bring up the mucous in your lungs, but doesn't stop mucous production. Albuterol is a bronchodilator, meaning it helps to open up your airways so that you can breathe easier -and it also makes it easier to cough up any mucous that is in your airway, so in that sense it will help relieve you of your mucous! If the mucous is caused by allergies or bacterial infection you may need other meds too!
Bronchodilator: Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs, it is used for treatment of asthma along with anti inflammatory. Side effects allergic reaction which is rare but reported causes swelling of the face, hives, difficulty in breathing. Other side effects are tremors, nervousness., seizures, worsening of bronchi spasm, pounding heart beat, low pottasium.See 1 more doctor answer
Cure your asthma: Stop doing things that are hurting your lungs like smoking or living with people who smoke. Marijuana & tobacco are both bad for your lungs. Add omega-3 & vitamin d to your diet. See an allergist to find other causes for asthma. Allergy shots (immunotherapy), work to mature your immune system sharing concepts with homeopathy. Time-consuming but often curative. Just don't suddenly quit your meds.
Yes: Albuterol overdose could be fatal. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support.
Doctor's Orders: Please do not rely upon our advice here about this. This baby's physician would have a prescription and dosing schedule that you should follow. Please do not give medication to a child without a physician's recommendation.
Short: These are short acting drugs with low half lives (ie the time it takes to clear the drug from the body). It would be rare to have symptoms that persist longer than six hours after dosing the albuterol.