Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

Child has cough, cold, running nose. Prescribed Ambrolite and Ventorlin. Which medicine is better?

My 26 month old son has cough and cold (running nose, wheezing ) for almost a week now. My Pediatrician had prescribed Ambrolite-D and Ventorlin syrup, quite sometime back for similar symptoms, and hence I started the same medication this time. He is fine and active till evening, however, at night, he tends to vomit , which sometimes help him, also the wheezing is reduced. I have also been giving him warm water to drink. Although, his condition improved, I decided to consult another doctor. She told me not to give both Ambrolite-D and Ventorlin syrup together. However, she prescribed : Azithral syrup and Actifed syrup along with neb. (levolin 0.63 ml, 4-6 hrly for 5 days). I did not give nebuliser to my son, however, started with the rest of the medicines. But now, he has been coughing badly, and is not able to spit the phlegm which initially he was able to. I would like to know: 1. Which medication is better and why? 2. How do these medicine help in getting the phlegm out of children s body ?
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  460
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query
your son is having respiratory infection.
continue with medication suggested by your pediatrician.
Regarding apprehension in not using nebuliser i would like to clarify that giving medicine through nebuliser is totally safe,it is just a mode of delivery of medicine.with nebulisation medicine goes directly into lungs,dose required is less than other routes,effect is early with less side effects.
do regular follow up with your doctor
Your son will be fine.
God bless.
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor