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Old 03-19-2009, 05:02 AM
momma_of_two momma_of_two is offline
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my son was diagnosed with bronchitis when he was 3 months old. his doctor prescribed albuterol. after about a month the doctor said that he was too young to be diagnosed with asthma and that hopefully he will outgrow it. she then prescribed him to take pulmicort and xopenex. he has to take the pulmicort twice a day and xopenex every 4-6 hours. he has been taking the pulmicort and xopenex since around october of last year....and he still does not sound or feel any better. he has also been on oral steroids and z-cof. i really like the doctor but could this maybe be too much medicine for my baby boy? and if he is taking all of this medication why isnt helping?
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:59 AM
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Hello I have the exact same concerns for the exact same problem. My son is 2 1/2 months old and developed RSV led to Bronchiolitis. He is on the exact same medications, all three. He's been on them for about a week now so I am a little discouraged that your son has been on it for so long and has little relief.
You know I am also concerned because his perscription of Xopenex says 'do not take if you're breastfeeding'. A drug is not recomended when breastfeeding if it's not safe for the baby. . . So my question is if you're not supposed to take it when you're breastfeeding, how safe can it be for my 2 1/2 month old. Just thought you would like to know someone is in the same boat as you. As if it's not frustrating enough to have a sick baby now we have to worry about their medication.
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