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Flu, acute bronchitis, cough, laryngospasms. Prescribed albuterol, prednisone. Safe to try?

I had the awful flu with acute bronchitis that is going around. My chest xray was clear a week ago; however, I am still coughing and am now having laryngospasms the past few days. Yes, I did have the flu shot for people over 65in Sept. (I am a 68 1/2 -year-old female). What do you recommend? My doctor thinks I should try albuterol and prednisone .
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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If you are having cough with sputum that is productive take antibiotics for a period of 05 days such as Avelox 400 mg once daily for 05 days. If the cough is non productive use some anti tussive agents such as Acefyl cough syrup 2 TSF thrice a day for 07 days.
If you have wheeze that is whisteling sound while breathing than use albuterol and prednisolone as inhaler form and use it on and off to avoid side effects of steroids as it have side effects.

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Dr. Azhar Sattar
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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