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Can You Use Albuterol When Pregnant
In a word: yes!: Albuterol inhalers ideally focuses in the lungs although poor technique can increase the amount that gets in the blood stream. A spacer tube can also improve technique. The risk of poor asthma control and wheezing is much higher than the risk of albuterol. That being said, make sure you check with doctor to make sure you are on the right combination of meds to both prevent and treat attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Probably: There are varying ideas on this subject. Check with your ob/gyn to makea sure you do not have any other conditions which may be adversely affected by the albuterol. Often, the consequences of a serious asthma attack are more problematic than the albuterol itself. Either way, do nothing until you check with your physician. ...Read more
Yes: Albuterol is safe to use as directed during pregnancy if you have been previously prescribed this for asthma. It is typically only used for acute asthma exacerbations. Please discuss with your physician if your asthma becomes more difficult to control during your pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not pregnant but I'm curious to know if it is safe to take Flovent and albuterol while expecting? Thanks
Yes....: Those inhalers are safe to take during pregnancy. It is much more dangerous for the developing fetus to have low oxygen, which can happen if the pregnant person is having bronchospasm! If you do get pregnant, be sure to tell your OB doctor about these medications so their use and your breathing can be monitored closely. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and have very serious asthma.I puff my proventil (albuterol) inhaler atleast 6-7 times a day.Can using my inhaler too much harm the baby or me?
Yes: You need to see your obstetrician right away or go to urgent care or emergency room. If you are using your inhaler that much, then you need a steroid to be added to your daily regimen so that you don't run the risk of a full blown asthma attack which can harm you or the baby. Definitely call doctor today or if you're having any shortness of breath, go to emergency room today. Best of luck. ...Read more
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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