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What are the side effects of taking Ventolin every 4 hours?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar


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Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Is twelve puffs of ventolin every 4 hours for an 87 year old with the flu too much? Taking 2 puffs of symbicort morning and night as well.
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes,she is taking too much ventorlin puffs.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your concern.
You are taking very high dose of ventorlin.
This suggest that your bronchitis is not under control.
Infection is the most common cause for this.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done clinical examination of respiratory system and chest x ray to rule out lung infection.
You may need antibiotics too.
So consult pulmonologist and start appropriate treatment. You are taking very high doses of ventorlin.
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
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