I am sick with a cough that won't let me sleep at night. I don't have insurance. My sister brpught me some of my nephews cough surup called albuterol sulf 2mg/5mlsyrp. I don't have any idea how much to take or if it will let me sleep. Do you?[:0]
Is Albuterol Sulfate for coughs?
Question posted by Jennifer Webster on 16 April 2004
Last updated on 10 April 2018
I have a chronic cough problem the Dr thinks is asthma that developed from GERD and one of things I have is an Albuterol Sulfate inhaler that is supposed to open up my bronchial tubes when I have an asthmatic coughing attack... only it doesn't always work very well for me. I believe it is a steroid? It will not stop a cough per se; it is supposed to free your lungs from the constricted bronchial tubes so you can breathe again. It is a short term thing. Not complete solution to a chronic cough... you have to find the cause. Many chronic cough are caused by gastric reflux I am told by the Dr.
No it is for asthma and or wheezing
albuterol sulfate is a drug that is used to break up mucus in the lungs, it is not a cough suppresant. Unless you have pnuemonia or bronchitis or RSV or something like that, it really won't do you any good to take it. It is used over a short period of time to clear the lungs.
Albuterol is a bronchodilator, which relaxes the muscles around the bronchi. It does not clear mucus or reduce inflammation w/in the bronchial tubes; Inhaled corticosteroids are used for reducing inflammation, which can in turn help “clear” the lungs.
Persistent coughing can be caused by bronchi spasms, which Albuterol can help and sometimes prescribed. Would make sure there are no contraindications with any other prescription meds currently taking at present.
- Albuterol uses and safety info
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