my 20month old son was prescribed albuterol syrup due to some chest congestion from a cold. He had previously been diagnosed with bronchiolitis. After reading what the intended use for this drug is, I'm wondering if it is appropriate for my son who is not athsmatic and does not have chronic respiratory issues.
13 Feb 2011
Yes, they do use it to help break up chest congestion in someone,infants and children included, who has a respiratory infection. It is more commonly used for asthma but it is not unusual to see it prescribed for respiratory infections too. Your son will only need it for a short time, where a child with asthma would need to take it on a regular basis. It is very good for breaking up chect congestion and helping him get air deep in his lungs and may help to prevent him from getting pneumonia by helping to break that gunk up so he can expell it.
- Albuterol Information for Consumers
- Albuterol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Albuterol (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
breathing hurts when deep breathes are taken, but lungs sound clear.
1 answer • 21 Oct 2010
We've had him on Flovent forever, but each cold/flu virus inevitably sends us to the hospital with some respiratory complication. Insurance is ...
1 answer • 6 Aug 2011
Breathing better but chest congestion is nasty. Also heartburn after a cup of tea today.
1 answer • 30 Oct 2011
... nose and nasal congestion). Is this a normal reaction, was I getting the cold anyway or should I be concerned?
1 answer • 24 May 2012