Albuterol use in pregnancy

Common Questions and Answers about Albuterol use in pregnancy


435139 tn?1255460391 even walking from one room to another is a huge toll on me...I read that albuterol is a class C drug and has not been studied in pregnancy in animals is is linked to cleft palate defects and other defects too! Since I am in the 2ww I am not sure if I took my albuterol in my nebulizer if I'd be risking my potential babies health. I'll call my pharmacist or dr. in a couple hours but it is only 5 a.m. and I won't be able to call until 9...when they open.
1057060 tn?1266513126 However, my asthma inhaler is a different story, Like Losingmymind said, it is VERY important for the baby to have the proper amount of oxygen. The only inhaler I currently use is my Albuterol and I used it with my first pregnancy too. I did a ton of research and found out it's been around for years and used safely to control asthma during pregnancy.
Avatar f tn Phill, the nebulizer just delivers the albuterol in a better form, doesn't it? It's still albuterol? If your doc knows you're on that, it sounds like it would probably be safe to take. Do you have an after hours nurse you could call to confirm that? If you can't get your breathing under control and you feel like you can't catch your breath it's an emergency situation - you can always go to the ER and they will treat you right away. Best wishes with it.
Avatar f tn Just wondering if anyone here uses an albuterol inhaler and are they safe to use during pregnancy? I use one every now and then but not on a daily basis. I'm only 5 weeks along. I used mine tonight because I felt like I absolutely had to.
1754037 tn?1327886811 Thank you SunWorshiper_26 that makes me feel a little better. Did you use any other inhaler!? That had some kind of steroid in it to help control your asthma better tho? & how often did you use your albuterol inhaler?
746512 tn?1388807580 I have been diagnosed with asthma myself. I take Singulair oral medication. I have Albuterol for a rescue inhaler, which I don't use all the time. In other words, I have to remind myself to use it when necessary. I don't use a peak flow meter, although I probably should. I wouldn't obsess with using the meter that much. I would talk to your doctor about the problems though. Also, try to relax a little bit.
Avatar f tn Start with warmups so your lungs can climatize and then build up your intensity. I find in the summer time I can run 10 km in 45 minutes and winter time it's no where near as good and so I tend to stick with 7 km instead. It is better to pace yourself and still get your exercise then none at all.
7730563 tn?1393781747 I had an asthma attack and had to go to er. They gave me a breathing treatment and an albuterol inhaler. I use it as needed. It's perfectly fine and safe.
370736 tn?1247242917 I have asthma and use inhaler (long acting and short acting) and Singulair. My pulmonary doc and OB said they're fine to use in pregnancy. I have been using my inhaler a lot more during pregnancy and I'm pretty sure it's because we are now breathing for 2 and our blood flow (which carries oxygen) is going for 2.
1754037 tn?1327886811 Has anyone taken their albuterol inhaler thru out ur pregnancy??? I'm a bit worried if it is safe for my baby! I been taking it since it's the only thing I can take when I can't breath. I just need some re assurance that it is safe & wondering if any1 else pregnant & taking albuterol inhaler.
Avatar n tn you might want to ask your doctor for sure. im 15 weeks and on albuterol inhaler and when my doctor brough up my asthma to me at my last appointment she told me not being able to breath is more of a risk to my baby than taking my albuterol. id assume the same is true for you. if they dont think that inhaler is safe for you or baby anymore, maybe they can switch you to something to use during the pregnancy that will help you breathe.
Avatar f tn My dr had me on albuterol in the 1st tri of my last preg...I couldn't breathe and used it for a week. No harm to baby.
Avatar m tn As you are now having to use your Albuterol every few hours, you do need to make an appointment to see the doctor and have a lung function test done to determine if the asthma has not got worse. Sometimes there are triggers that make the asthma worse, like when it is cold or too hot, smoky atmospheres and doing more strenuous exercise, stress, getting a viral or bacterial infection, allergies to house dust mite, feathers and other things.
677938 tn?1226344160 Hi. I Have Asthma && I Use An Albuterol Inhalation.And Everytime I Have An Asthma Attack I Use It And It Feels Like I Cant Catch My Breath..Whats Going On? Its Had Me In The Hospital Many Of Time ??
Avatar n tn Albuterol is a bronchodilator used to treat many of the same issues as Flovent, but it can also be used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Albuterol comes in a syrup, tablet, or as a suspension in an inhaler. Albuterol works by causing the passages to the lung to relax and open, which makes breathing easier.
1987536 tn?1337916244 their daily affair treatment plus albuterol as needed? The reality is that I have had allergic rhinitis during the whole pregnancy, I am 18 weeksand the last two days have been horrible w my breathing. So, I used my rescue nebulizer yesterday and today with albuterol. I feel much better, but curiosity intrigued me and I started Googling about the risks of not taking meds vs taking the meds and they both blow.
Avatar n tn My opinion is that the wrestling career has to come to an end and it is irresponsible to use an albuterol enhaler before the matches. The coach who knows about this should be suspended from coaching. Asthma is life-threatening. If a doctor recommended this protocol his actions are irresponsible. Your son could have an attack that could end up in his death and I am certain there is not an ALS crew at the match with someone certfied in endotracheal intubation. That being said, take heart.
1047019 tn?1256719961 t have the desire to use it excessively in the first will only want to use it if you actually need it.
587778 tn?1261397118 3 weeks ago my 16 year old daughter had a bad reaction to the fumes that her art supplies produced. She was treated for asthma in the ER and sent home with an albuterol inhaler and prednisone. Within a few days, she was hospitalized due to a severe reaction to the prednisone and albuterol. She will never be able to take any medication with a steroid. Since then, she has had exercise and cold induced attacks.
886699 tn?1270779744 Interestingly, I also have asthma and find that using my inhaler causes the same feeling. The Albuterol in the inhaler speeds up the heart rate so that more blood is pumped to the lungs. I went to the ER for a bad attack and they gave me a breathing treatment of concentrated Albuterol and it left me so physically shaky that I couldn't sign my discharge papers and I could hardly walk! Thankfully someone else drove. I can't talk myself into or out of the shaky, jittery feeling.
Avatar n tn I was told by my doc that Combivent just has an additional allergy medicine in it, in addition to the albuterol. It shouldn't hurt you, I wouldn't think. I have allergies also and this inhaler worked great for me.
Avatar f tn Ok, I stand corrected. Albuterol is called albuterol outside the US.
Avatar f tn I was just wondering if anyone knows about asthma treatment during pregnancy. I am a 24 yr old who is looking to get pregnant and have come off my advair and singlair but am now taking my albuterol MDI several times a day. I don't know if there is something other than the advair that I can take or If I should just go back on it.
2022046 tn?1334494634 I use it all the time. And I did with my other two pregnancies as well! You have to breathe!! Don't make yourself miserable or in distress.
Avatar f tn s eye-rolling tics always increased about a week after a bad asthma episode, which resulted in having several albuterol treatments. It seems as though the brain is damaged by the albuterol treatments. Has anyone experienced this, as I have? My son is almost 7 now and started seeing a homeopath last year, who has been very sucessful of treating my son's asthma.
Avatar f tn Hi, Asthma cannot worsen angina but over use of inhaler albuterol can lead to low potassium levels in the blood, which in turn can cause palpitations, arrhythmias, irregular beats etc. So if you are experiencing frequent attacks of asthma, you should try to prevent triggering agents which cause asthma and also get evaluated by a pulmonologist for correction of dose of polemicist for preventing further attacks of asthma. Hope this helps. Best.
Avatar n tn P.S. Albuterol, if you are using it, is drying. That is another reason for using a mucolytic. I use an albuterol combination in a nebulizer. I can't do without it, but the B5 reverses the drying.