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    Default Ventolin for non-Asthma patient

    Is there any dangers in a non-asthma person taking ventolin or flixotide?

    Dr's have prescribed DS ventolin and Flixotide but I have had my doubts whether he does antually have asthma for a little while now.
    Although it seems to help I just want to know if anyone knows of any dangers/side effects from taking ventolin or asthma if he does not have asthma.

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    Im not sure of the risks!

    But my doctor prescribed my 3 yo DD the same thing! I took her in with a cold and they said she had asthma cause she was wheezing...I didnt giev it to her everyday like they said and she has only ever needed it once when she had a screaming fit and she was struggling to breathe...

    I say dont give it to him all the time, just the ventolin reliever if he gets over puffed...

    Im no doctor but it worked for my daughter!

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    ventolin isn't only used for asthma. It is used for other lung conditions as well were there are issues with swollen airways etc. I am not sure about flixotide usage.

    I do know that flixotide is an asthma preventer and ventolin is used as an asthma reliever. It is important to follow the asthma treatment plan that your doctor has set out to ensure good relief of symptoms.

    You should make another appointment and talk to your doctor about your concerns.

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    I do still follow the asthma plan that DS has been given. But I would still like to know of any side efects that could be experienced from having ventolin when he may not have asthma.
    I wouldn't ever not give DS ventolin or flixotide if he was having issues but I just want to know the side effects just for peace of mind.

    We have an appointment with a peadiatrition tomorrow so I will be asking him all about it but thought that I might be able to get a bit of info on here first.

    Jumping the gun I guess- need to be more patient.

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    I wouldn't be worried about having any side effects from having ventolin if you don't have asthma. Like I said, it isn't just an asthma drug, it is used for other things as well.

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    Just follow the prescription/directions.

    Some parent's freak out if their kids cough/wheeze and make their kids puff it down ten odd times a day. Which can be fatal. (Not saying you do that or anything).

    Can you have your child re-tested just to be on the safe side?

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    Ventolin is pretty much harmless and is often given to patients for different problems.

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    ten times a day isn't fatal. 1 nebuliser is the equivalent of 12 puffs according to our asthma specialist at Royal Children's. your doctor will let you know how often and when to use it. A proper management plan will include what dosages and when to seek medical advice at different peak flow levels.


 

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