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Is it safe to take ventolin during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to take ventolin during pregnancy ?

Yes: Ventolin is safe in pregnancy. Asthma can get worse during pregnancy so it is important that you continue to take the medications prescribed by your doctor. If you ever are concerned about a medication, it is always appropriate to ask your doctor about its effects in pregnancy. ...Read more

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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Is it safe to use Pulmicort and ventolin during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use Pulmicort and ventolin during pregnancy?

Yes: If these are for asthma, the answer to your question is yes. Pulmicort is pregnancy category b which is good. Albuterol should only be used if needed and if you need it you should use it. However if you find that you are having to use your albuterol more than usual or find that it is not providing relief, you should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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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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What's the difference between ventolin and atrovent (ipratropium)? Which is safer during pregnancy at 16 weeks? Thanks!

What's the difference between ventolin and atrovent (ipratropium)? Which is safer during pregnancy at 16 weeks? Thanks!

Different classes: ventolin is albuterol and is a beta 2 agonist bronchodilator while atrovent (ipratropium) is iprotropium and is an anti cholinergic bronchodilator. Both are generally safe during pregnancy but if you are using them more than a few doses a week you may need to be using a controller medicine to reduce your dependence on the bronchodilators. ...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 ventolin inhaler not good for pregnant women? i am havin asthma

Is ventolin inhaler not good for pregnant women?  i am havin asthma

Asthma in Pregnancy: Yes use your ventolin. Use all your inhalers while you are pregnant. Breathing is important to have a healthy mom and baby. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ventolin and if I have an asthma attack while pregnant?

Is it ok to take ventolin and if I have an asthma attack while pregnant?

Yes: Ventolin (albuterol) is a quick relief medication for the treatment of cough, wheezing, chest tightness and/or shortness of breath due to bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is effective and been used for many, many years in women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, etc. It's very important to have asthma controlled especially during pregnancy. If mother can't breathe, neither can baby! ...Read more

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I'm 7 months pregnant and have asthma which very rarely bothers me but I'm very wheezy at the moment can I use my ventolin inhaler?

Yes: If you have a history of asthma and are currently experiencing symptoms then treating with ventolin is appropriate. If symptoms persist despite treatment make sure to contact your primary care doctor to make sure you get evaluated so that this does not progress into an asthma flare. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant I have asthma. My dr said to stop my symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) n ventolin..But i've read my asthma needs to be controlled. Is my dr wrong?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant I have asthma. My dr said to stop my symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) n ventolin..But i've read my asthma needs to be controlled. Is my dr wrong?

Control your asthma: See an asthma specialist to help you manage your asthma. 1/3 of pregnant patients will have worsening asthma, 1/3 would have improvement of their asthma, and 1/3 will have their asthma stay the same. You want to use the least amount of medications to keep your asthma under control. Your asthma specialist may be able to help decrease your medications safely and monitor you closely during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more