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Cqn I Used Expired Albuterol
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
No.: After expiration, efficacy disappears. Please discard.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably,but: Probably no increased danger, but expired medication often lose potency and do not work. ...Read more
No: Since it is expired it may not be as effective or may have side effects. ...Read more
Ok I have a bad cold as used an albuterol neb that expired in 2011- :The package was sealed and has been in my med cabinet- could it be harmful?
Probably ok: The expired medication is not likely to be harmful, however it may have lost effectiveness. It can get you by in a pinch, but you should have your prescription updated with your physician. ...Read more
Do not use it:
Out dated medication can be dangerous.
The compound may "break-down" and cause
just about any kind of adverse event such as hallucinations. ...Read more
Probably not: Probably no increased danger, but expired medication often lose potency and do not work. ...Read more
Got pneumonia, and was prescribed albuterol viles to use in a nebulizer. It expired a couple days ago. Is it still usable?
Yes : Yes it is good for at least another week. ...Read more
Expired meds: There is a risk they won't work, and if you are having an asthma attack, that's a big problem. Most meds will not harm you if expired, except for the fact that they may not be good for what they are intended for. You should check all the medicines in your home monthly to see if expired and/or need refills or replacements. ...Read more
Albuterol expired: When medications get older they tend to lose potency over time. I would suggest getting a refill for the upcoming year as this medication is very useful during acute exacerbations of asthma. Would not want to have a sub-optimal/expired medication for emergency treatment if your daughter were to have worsening asthma. ...Read more
I have albuterol liquid for the nebulizer but it is expired for about a 1yr or 2 is it safe to use still?
Maybe: Even though the label shows expired it is possible that the medicine may still be good espicially if you kept it closed tight in cool environment. If it looks discolored, smells, or tastes bad, discard. ...Read more
No problem: But may be no desired effect,Get a more detailed answer ›
No, because:: It is important that you have constant access to asthma medication for your child, especially in preparation for when a child travels or misplaces an inhaler. If the only available inhaler is one that expired a year ago, you don't know how empty it is or how effective the medication inside is. Speak to your primary care provider asap and obtain new inhalers. ...Read more
I have a bad cough and am wheezing as well. My albuterol has expired 2011. Was wondering if it would hurt to try the nebulizer anyway to see if it would help wheezing?
Unlikely: It's unlikely that it would "hurt" to try the nebulizer, but it's equally unlikely that it will help. Not only has the active ingredient degraded over time, but the aerosol may have dissipated as well. What could "hurt" is an unnecessary delay in seeking appropriate care for a potentially serious medical condition. Please see your doctor ASAP! ...Read more
Ok to use an expired albuterol inhaler? Have for sports asthma (rarely need it) but college health center told me to use to help with current cough
Expired medicaions: It is not advisable to use expired medications. ...Read more
Safe to use expired (mar 2013) albuterol sulfate inhalation solution (0.63mg/3ml)? Getting over viral infection and thinking about using my nebulizer.
Possibly: The expiration date reflects more the assured strenght of the medication than any toxic change in its action. Short term use until you resupply is probably fine. ...Read more
Typically, yes.: Based on thousands if not millions of patients who have used albuterol, it should be considered a reasonable and safe medication for use. Any medication however may have side effects, and some users seem more sensitive to the fast heart rate, irritability, and agitation that can be encountered with its use. Your own physician is your best advisor as to the dose & frequency should it be required. ...Read more
For an approved use: Albuterol may work for people suffering from colds who have asthma and people with asthma having an attack in response to cold weather. It has also been used for a handful of other conditions. For a simple cold in someone who does not have asthma, there is not an adequate reason to use it. It is associated with shifts in potassium and glucose, and it is a prescription medication for a reason. ...Read more
Yes, but...: You can put both together in the nebulizer; however, I prefer to separate them for this reason... Albuterol works fast to open up closed airways giving the Pulmicort a better chance of getting into the airways and decreasing inflammation. If you give both together, and there is significant airway spasm (closure), the Pulmicort may not be as effective. ...Read more
Hard to say: Any med strong enough to do good is likely strong enough to do harm.When used properly this is a wonderful med that is widely used in treatment of kids at all ages. It is a prescription med and should only be used under the guidance of someone experienced in its use. ...Read more
Typically, yes.: Based on thousands if not millions of children who have used albuterol (generic proventil), it may be considered a reasonable and safe medication for use. Any medication however may have side effects, and some children seem more sensitive to the fast heart rate, irritability, and agitation that can be encountered with its use. Your own pediatrician is your best advisor as to the dose & frequency. ...Read more
See Below: Proventil and ventolin are both names for albuterol which is commonly used for bronchospasm seen in asthma and copd. They come in both inhaler and solution (nebulized) forms. 2 inhaled puffs from inhaler or one nebulized solution vial (depending on age and strength) are commonly recommended to be used every 4-6 hours for cough, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Contact provider if not helping. ...Read more
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