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I have a childhood asthma. Gone when i reach puberty however it recurred. Is it safe to use salbutamol inhaler daily during acute attacks?

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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
6 doctors agree

In brief: Asthma

It is safe but if you are having to use it daily then you need a better maintenance regimen as daily use implies your asthma is not well controlled.
Also be aware that salbutamol can cause you to feel "shakey" and cause your heart to race. These are just side effects of this medication.

In brief: Asthma

It is safe but if you are having to use it daily then you need a better maintenance regimen as daily use implies your asthma is not well controlled.
Also be aware that salbutamol can cause you to feel "shakey" and cause your heart to race. These are just side effects of this medication.
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Asthma

Never really goes away, it changes.
You have chronic inflammation in your airways along with acute spasm. You must treat both components in order to control the asthma and salbutamol alone will not do that. See a physician so you can get appropriate care

In brief: Asthma

Never really goes away, it changes.
You have chronic inflammation in your airways along with acute spasm. You must treat both components in order to control the asthma and salbutamol alone will not do that. See a physician so you can get appropriate care
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but . . .

Salbutamol (as sold in philippines) is albuterol here in the states.
It's a short-acting beta agonist used as needed for rescue when short of breath. However, if you need to rescue yourself more than twice a week, then you also need preventive medication which means you need to go see your doc. Check out http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/1info/fhp/practiceguides/asthma/epr-3_pocket_guide.Pdf.

In brief: Yes but . . .

Salbutamol (as sold in philippines) is albuterol here in the states.
It's a short-acting beta agonist used as needed for rescue when short of breath. However, if you need to rescue yourself more than twice a week, then you also need preventive medication which means you need to go see your doc. Check out http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/1info/fhp/practiceguides/asthma/epr-3_pocket_guide.Pdf.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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