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Safe Ventolin Pregnant
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: 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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