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Suggest alternative medication to replace Salbutamol inhaler for wheezy cough

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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

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Posted on Mon, 10 Aug 2015 in General Health
Question: Hi, I'm currently on holiday with my 7year old son in Mexico & forgot to bring his salbutamol inhaler (only ever had to use it twice in his lifetime for wheezy cough).
He seems to have developed a very dry/tickly irritating cough which is exhausting him & making him very irritable, please can you make some suggestions in order to alleviate it for him? Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Tab Asthalin is an excellent substitute.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir/Madam.

I understand your concern.

As a temporary substitute for salbutamol,I advise Tab Deriphylline 100 mg one tab twice a day for 3 days.

This should be supplemented with Tab Asthalin 2mg one tab twice a day .

Both these drugs provide excellent relief until Inhaler is back.

Consult your doctor with regards to above.

Post your further queries if any.

Thank you.




Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu 5 minutes later
Is this drug easily accessible, I'm in a Mexican hotel in the middle of seems nowhere??
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 28 hours later
Brief Answer:
Available in Mexico

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir.

Yes this drug is easily accessible in Mexico.

Its available under trade name Ventolin.

Check with your local pharmacy.

Thank you.
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