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Old 10-21-2008, 08:11 AM   #1
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Albuterol Sulfate

Is Albuterol Sulfate a steroid? Is it normal for a person to be weak while using it?

 
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Re: Albuterol Sulfate

No, it is not a steroid. It can cause hyperness that could tire one out, I suppose. How much are you doing? It's a rescue drug so should not be taken more than once or so a day.

 
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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No, it is not a steroid. It can cause hyperness that could tire one out, I suppose. How much are you doing? It's a rescue drug so should not be taken more than once or so a day.
My mother is taking it for treatment four times a day as prescribed by a doctor along with Ipratropium Bromide in her inhaler treatment. Is this considered save? Is Ipratropium Bromide a steroid?

 
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Re: Albuterol Sulfate

My mother is taking it for treatment four times a day as prescribed by a doctor along with Ipratropium Bromide in her inhaler treatment. Is this considered safe? Is Ipratropium Bromide a steroid?

 
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My mother is taking it for treatment four times a day as prescribed by a doctor along with Ipratropium Bromide in her inhaler treatment. Is this considered save? Is Ipratropium Bromide a steroid?
Is there some reason you haven't answered my last question?

 
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Re: Albuterol Sulfate

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Is this considered safe? Is Ipratropium Bromide a steroid?
No, it's not a steroid. It's similar to albuterol and the two are commonly taken together (Combivent is the brand name for a type of inhaler that contains both Albuterol and Ipratropium bromide). The two taken together should be safe.

 
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Re: Albuterol Sulfate

Thank you!

 
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Re: Albuterol Sulfate

It's a bronchiodialator -- opens up the airways. DS has been nebulizing it 3-4 times a day since he was an infant.

 
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