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Are albuterol and Pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma.
It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis.

In brief: No

Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma.
It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis.
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