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My baby has s/reflux he's on losec 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?

My baby has s/reflux he's on losec 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

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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My daughter 11 months old got fever cough, vomitting and she breathes rapidly. Can i give her ventolin syrup and at what dose?

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

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My daughter 11 months old she got fever cough, vomiting and she breaths rapidly can I give her ventolin syrup and at what dose?

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

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My 3 years old son is coughing and birthing fast can I give him ventolin syrup and rrhinothol syrup?

Breathing fast: You can give him both medications, but because he is breathing fast he should be examined to rule out pneumonia or possibly asthma. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you tell me is there a difference between the ventolin medicine inhaler and ventolin salbutamol syrup ?

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

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My 5 month old baby has broncholitis dr has put him on ventolin syrup could you please explain to me what this is?

Bronchodilator.: Baby's bronchi have muscle in the walls; part of the problem in bronchiolitis is that they swell and tighten up and narrow the airway. Ventolin causes them to relax so the baby can breathe more easily. ...Read more

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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