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Can Albuterol be taken with cough syrup for post infectious bronchitis?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: Hi I just went to see my doctor 2/22/2016for body aches, fever, chills,sinus infection,and severe chest congestion He told me that I have the flu and prescribed Tamiflu and Cherratussin Cought syrup. While the fever, body aches and chills went away, the sinus infection and chest congestion stayed. I went to see my doctor again today and we did chest X-ray ( which did not show pneumonia or fluids) and labs ( WBC with normal limits). He then listened to my lungs and said that I have bronchial spasm/asthma. He then prescribed Prednisone (6days dose) ,Albuterol inhaler and Tessalon Perles, and gave me a breathing treatment in office which seemed to help significantly for about 3 hours. Now Neither is helping me with my cough. can I use my Albuterol inhaler with Cherratussin cough syrup?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, you should take albuterol and cough syrup.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
You are mostly having post infectious bronchitis.
It is common after viral upper respiratory tract infection.
So you will be alright with albuterol and cough syrup.
Take albuterol twice daily.
Take cough syrup 1 tea spoon full thrice daily.
Continue these for 1 week. You will mostly improve with these.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Can Albuterol be taken with cough syrup for post infectious bronchitis?

Brief Answer: Yes, you should take albuterol and cough syrup. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. You are mostly having post infectious bronchitis. It is common after viral upper respiratory tract infection. So you will be alright with albuterol and cough syrup. Take albuterol twice daily. Take cough syrup 1 tea spoon full thrice daily. Continue these for 1 week. You will mostly improve with these. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.