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I am really wheezy and coughing up sputum today. Can I use an extra ventolin dose here and there?

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

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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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 have just been perscribed with ventolin diskus. After taking a single dose as instructed I got a mild - to heavy headache is this normal?

Maybe: Headaches are a reported side effect of ventolin. But rarely, ventolin can cause really high blood pressure and headaches can be a symptom of really high blood pressure. You should probably get your blood pressure checked after taking a dose of your inhaler. ...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 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

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Ventolin having little effect?

Ventolin having little effect?

Emergency: If your inhaler is "not working" you may need emergent care. If anxious get to an er. If this is a general observation, your doc can test you with pft equipment, in their office. ...Read more

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Can you suffer withdrawls from ventolin?

Can you suffer withdrawls from ventolin?

Perhaps: One can have a withdrawal reaction from no longer taking any medication one used to take. This is the reason why when stopping an inhaler one might want to discuss it with the doctor to prescribed a reduced tapering regimen. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ventolin?

Please describe the medication: ventolin?

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

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What is the expiration time of ventolin nebule?

What is the expiration time of ventolin nebule?

Ventolin nebule: "As packaged for sale, 3 years. After opening outer foil packaging, 3 months. Once Nebule is opened, use immediately" (http://www.medicines.ie/medicine/2032/SPC/Ventolin+Nebules+2.5+mg+++2.5+ml/#SHELF_LIFE) ...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