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.
Yes. It is important to control asthma during a pregnancy. About 1/3 of moms worsen, 1/3 remain stable, and 1/3 improve during pregnancy. Talk to your OB and your asthma doctor and make sure they're working together for your care.

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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...

Is it safe to take albuterol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes. Albuterol is safe to use as directed during pregnancy if you have been previously prescribed this for asthma. It is typically only used for acute asthma exacerbations. Please discuss with your physician if your asthma becomes more difficult to control during your pregnancy. Read more...