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Is it safe to take ventolin hfa while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take ventolin hfa while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Ventolin hfa is safe for use during pregnancy & lactation based on data from several studies. The nhlbi guidelines for asthma management (epr-3) also recommend albuterol (the medication contained in ventolin hfa) as the preferred quick relief medication for asthma in pregnancy. Please consult a lung specialist as asthma can worsen during pregnancy requiring additional precautions. ...Read more

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Ventolin (Definition)

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


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Can i take albuterol ventolin hfa while pregnant?

Can i take albuterol ventolin hfa while pregnant?

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

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Is it safe to take albuterol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take albuterol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium): Pregnancy class c so the benefits have to outweigh the risks. Speaking with your ob/gyn and lung specialist would be the best way to determine if this is the safest medication for you. ...Read more

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Is taking both alcohol and ventolin hfa together safe?

Is taking both alcohol and ventolin hfa together safe?

No interactions were: noted using the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. However, that is not a guarantee that it could not occur. ...Read more

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Take ventolin hfa for asthma. What does inhale 1 puff q4-6 hours prn wheezing mean?

Take ventolin hfa for asthma. What does inhale 1 puff q4-6 hours prn wheezing mean?

Sig: It means take 1 puff every 4 to 6 hours as needed for wheezing, (but it should be 1 to 2 puffs), . ...Read more

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Hi docs, do you think it's bad to drink while on ventolin hfa inhaler?

Hi docs, do you think it's bad to drink while on ventolin hfa inhaler?

No it is not: Drinking alcohol will neither effect the effectiveness of your inhaler or give you any side effects But be careful and drink in moderation ...Read more

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What's the difference between ventolin hfa and ventolin?

The additives: It is the same medicine in each. The difference is in the propellants added so the medication comes out in a mist. The hfa is supposed to be a bit safer for the environment, but both should work equally as well on your asthma symptoms as rescue inhalers. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more