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tjf
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   Posted 12/11/2007 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope I am posting this in the right place. My 2 1/2 year old has been coughing from a cold so much he is now wheezing. His doctor used a nebulizer at their office and sent me home w/ liquid Albuterol. I am supposed to give it to him twice a day for the next few days and then go to once a day. The pharmacist said it might hype him up. Any experiences w/ this? Thanks!
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   Posted 12/11/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I take Alburerol in inhaler form and it does make me a little jittery at times. I'm a little sensitive to it.
I'm not sure if it will make your youngster hyper though. Someone else probably would know better than I.
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   Posted 12/11/2007 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
My son uses an Albuterol inhaler (never knew it came in liquid) but it causes his hands to shake a bit. I don't think it hypes him up much. I even used Albuterol on my last bout of bronchitis and it didn't cause any hyperness in me. So, I think it might be a hit and miss kind of thing. How long is he going to be on it?
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   Posted 12/11/2007 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
The pharmacist said to make sure to give it to him several hours before bed in case it hypes him up. I am supposed to do it 2/day until the coughing subsides and then 1/day for 3 days after that.

I may not give it to him in the am. I hate to send him to preschool all hyped up on medicine. His teacher would choke me! We'll see how tonight goes.

He has always been a cougher. His doctors have never gone this route w/ treatment before. They said he responded well to the nebulizer but she decided to give him the liquid form. You can just imagine how fun it was to hold him down while he got his treatment. I'm assuming that is why she went w/ the liquid.
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   Posted 12/11/2007 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
My albuterol comes in a liquid but for use in the nebulizer. I didn't know one could digest albuterol either.

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   Posted 12/11/2007 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   

tjf,

Depending on how long he is at school, I wouldn't wait too late in the day to give him his first dose.  If he is going to be running and playing at school, he is most likely going to start coughing, therefore, needing the Albuterol.  Maybe you could give it to him the first thing when he wakes up.

I agree with Sherry that it is probably a hit or miss thing as to whether or not it will make him hyper or not.  I am 56 years old and have had severe asthma for over five years. I was started out on Albuterol in my nebulizer.  I couldn't handle it.  It really gave me the shakes.  I would venture to guess, though, that the majority of asthma patients probably use Albuterol.  I use Xopenex in my nebulizer and now as an inhaler.

Keep us posted and let us know how he does.

Take care!

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   Posted 12/12/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
It has helped him soooo much. He slept all night a/ only one coughing fit around 6:30. I gave it to him well before dinner and that definitely helped. Thank you for your help!
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   Posted 12/12/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Tab,
 
Glad your little one is doing better.  Evidently, it is not going to make him hyper.  That's great.
 
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   Posted 12/13/2007 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad to hear the Alburerol is working for him, Tab. That's definitely good news.
Good luck with everything. Ashton.
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