Doctor insights on:
Ventolin Syrup Dosage
My daughter 11 months old got fever cough, vomitting and she breathes rapidly. Can I give her ventolin syrup and at what dose?
Get medical care: Your daughter needs to see a doctor. If she has all those symptoms she may have pneumonia and will need to be treated. If she is breathing rapidly or with difficulty she will need medical care. In most instances, ventolin/ albuterol syrup has fallen out of favor as treatment for asthma and wheezing. ...Read more
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
My daughter 11 months old she got fever cough, vomiting and she breaths rapidly can I give her ventolin syrup and at what dose?
Ventolin inhaler: The preferred route of administration for ventolin (albuterol) is by inhaler with holding chamber or via nebulizer. While ventolin syrup is still available, it's use is uncommon as there are significantly more side effects and doesn't work better than the inhaled route. ...Read more
My baby has s/reflux he's on losec (omeprazole) he has bad cough and phlegm he dose not have asmah dr gave him ventolin syrup to clear up the cough 3 ml 2 time day?
Viral Bronchiolitis?: I think your baby may have a viral bronchiolitis (cold with deep cough/wheeze). Treatment is a bit controversial. Some will use saline for the nose (spray/drops) and many will opt for asthma like care. Oral albuterol has grown out of favor for nebulizer treatments in the us. Albuterol is probably the main medication give via aerosol 3-4 times daily to help the cough and congestion. ...Read more
My 3 years old son is coughing and birthing fast can I give him ventolin syrup and rrhinothol syrup?
My son is 5 months old he has broncholitis he's had ventolin syrup but it's not helping what should I do next I'm concerned cause dr is not helping me?
Symptoms?: Most practitioners have abandoned the beta-adrenergic-agonist syrups. The efficacy is low and side effects are high. If beta-adrenergics are required experts recommend inhaler or nebulizer. Having said that, bronchiolitis is usually self-limited. If he is eating, and his breathing is comfortable, I would not do anything except allow him to recover. If he is more ill, consider another physician. ...Read more
Can you tell me is there a difference between the ventolin medicine inhaler and ventolin salbutamol syrup?
They are similar.: Albuterol the medication in ventolin comes in several forms, a syrup, pills, a puffer inhaler and a liquid that goes in a nebulizer for breathing treatments. Salbutamol is a long acting type of bronchodilator similar to albuterol, but instead of lasting 3-4 hrs, it lasts 12 hours. Both medications are used to treat asthma. ...Read more
My 5 month old baby has broncholitis dr has put him on ventolin syrup could you please explain to me what this is?
Will ventolin syrup help my 5 month old baby with broncholitis as the dr prescribed it 3ml 3 times a day for 4 days?
Unlikely: This used to be a quite common practice in the US 2 decades ago, but never really did much. Research showed the high dose needed to be helpful would drive the heart rate too fast and make baby fussy. Some use it to give you something to do. I quit using it years ago. ...Read more
Hi, my son is 5 weeks old and having cough. Dr suggested to give him 1 ml of ventolin sugar free syrup twice a day. Is it safe to give him? Thanks
Yes, but: If it doesn't help in a day or two, you need to tell your doctor to re-evaluate your son's condition, and shouldn't be used for long, best wishes ...Read more
My 5 month old baby has broncholitis he's been on ventolin syrup for 3 days he sounds very mucusy more than before he was in ventolin but is better?
Sounds okay: This is usually triggered by one of several viruses and any treatment is primarily symptom based. Most will hit a peak of problems 3-5 days in, stabilize and then gradually improve. If the kids activity level/appetite and demeanor have improved you can stop any med and continue to monitor. Some times these kids develop an ear infection or other issue after the respiratory stuff fades. ...Read more
Can ventolin syrup be given to baby with a bad cough and phlemy chest there is no asthma will it help him to bring up his mucus?
Would not recommend: Cough and cold medicines have been shown to be not be effective for babies or toddlers and can sometime cause side effects. Saline nose spray can help relieve nasal congestion and humification can also be sometimes be useful. If any signs of difficulty breathing or feeding, the child needs to be seen by a health care provider. ...Read more
Which is safer for a 4 yo boy (g6pd defficiency) wz hard cough, to give him butalin syrup+ rhinathiol or beclazone 250 and ventolin inhalers?
Cough: It would be preferable to give ventolin for acute relief of symptoms & to continue beclazone as a controller medication. If there are any signs of respiratory distress (difficulty speaking, fast breathing, retractions etc.) or lack of response to therapy, please talk to your doctor immediately or take your child to the nearest emergency room for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
I'm concerned because the doctor gave me ventolin salbutamol syrup (bronchodilator), he told after the medicine ends, make blood test. Why?
No reason: If your doctor wants to do allergy blood tests, then there is no reason to wait since salbutamol syrup does not affect it and should not be the only drug to be used for asthma treatment. I suggest that you consult an allergist because the recommendation makes no sense at all. ...Read more
My 5 month old baby has broncholitis and is on ventolin syrup he's had a cough for over a month with phlegm but has had no symptoms of runny nose why?
Cough in infant: Childhood wheezes or cough is common. Cough is a common presentation of asthma or inflammation of the airway. In infant, we don't have a good test to diagnose asthma. Instead, we make a diagnose based on your child's risks of developing asthma like immediate family history of asthma, other atopic diseases... When cough lasts that long, we often start an asthma controller treatment. ...Read more
My 2 yr old son has cough and wheezing at night while sleeping, no fever. I have cough syrup, ventolin syrup, terbutaline syrup n ventolin nebules.
Asthma control: Use nebulizer with Albuterol as directed by his doctor, ~ 3-4 x/day. Use only one oral bronchodilator, Albuterol, as directed, ~ 3 x/day. Don't give a cough suppressant See doctor now & in follow-up for maintenance medications. Seek evaluations for gastroesophageal reflux & allergies. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/childhood-asthma/in-depth/asthma-in-children/art-20044376 ...Read more
I have just been perscribed with ventolin diskus. After taking a single dose as instructed I got a mild - to heavy headache is this normal?
I am really wheezy and coughing up sputum today. Can I use an extra ventolin dose here and there?
Yes: Yes you can - but it is highly recommended that you discuss this with a physician who may be able to figure out if your current medication regimen is appropriate. When an exacerbation of asthma is present ventolin can be used every 4 hours or so, but notifying your doctor is a great idea. ...Read more
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 due to side effects. ...Read more
Potency vs right one: Rescue inhalers (ventolin/proair/proventil) and xopenex (levalbuterol) are about same in term of potency. Excessive use will lead to decrease efficacy. If you use any of these inhalers more than 2-3x/wk, your asthma is not under control and needs additional treatment. Inhaler steroids are best. Long-acting beta-agonist can be combined with steroid if needed. Singulair is additional option. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on usage: Ventolin comes with a dose counter & in 200 or 60 puff sizes. Counter reads 204 or 64 when you open it first, as the extra 4 puffs are for priming the inhaler before initial use. Do not use it past expiration date, and get your refill when there are less than 20 puffs left on your current inhaler to ensure that you are not waiting until the last minute or risk running out when you need it most. ...Read more