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Taking cough syrup for severe cough. Feeling lightheaded and shaky after the use of albuterol. Why?

Hello. Wednesday when I was getting ready for school, I had a horrible cough. So I stayed home and my mom called the doctors office, they prescribed me some cough syrup. My cough is fine now. But after I took the cough syrup that day, I took a breathing treatment. You know, albuterol. And ever since then I've felt shaky, weak, and a bit lightheaded. It's Friday and I still feel the same. My cough is just gone. What's up with that?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
Hello need not to bother as the side effect of salbutamol ( albeterol) is mild degree tremors( shaky feelings), with feeling of lightheaded. As few persons feel they are flying in the air so don't take it otherwise as after 4-5 days you will feel relax, however time has passed already. Your's cough is right so forget about the disease and concentrate over your study. Good luch for study.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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