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Is it acceptable to give a seven month old albuterol?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
12 doctors agree

In brief: Only if doctor says!

If your child's doctor prescribes albuterol for him/her to treat wheezing, then give it.
Never use someone else's prescription for your baby. Albuterol only helps for wheezing/reactive airways disease, and if that's not what your baby has, it wont help and it can have side effects.

In brief: Only if doctor says!

If your child's doctor prescribes albuterol for him/her to treat wheezing, then give it.
Never use someone else's prescription for your baby. Albuterol only helps for wheezing/reactive airways disease, and if that's not what your baby has, it wont help and it can have side effects.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is used for asthma, bronchiolitis and wheezing associated with other conditions.
It does have some side effects just like most medications. Common side effects are high heart rate and jitteriness.

In brief: Yes

It is used for asthma, bronchiolitis and wheezing associated with other conditions.
It does have some side effects just like most medications. Common side effects are high heart rate and jitteriness.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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Dr. James Glauber
I agree, so long as it has been prescribed for your baby after a medical evaluation and you are not just using a family member's albuterol.
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