Can I use an inhaler for a cough?

Asthma inhalers soothe the airways and suppress the need to cough. They can allow you the peace to recover. If an inhaler such as Ventolin doesn't help, and the cough worsens, it's important to see a doctor again in case there's an underlying infection or other problem.
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Can I use albuterol for a cough?

Give it for dry, hacking cough (especially nighttime cough), wheezing you can hear, or if your child is working harder to breathe. Remember, albuterol only helps one cause of cough: tight airways. It won't help other kinds of coughs, like coughing from nasal drainage from a bad cold.
  • Can I use albuterol for a cough?

    Give it for dry, hacking cough (especially nighttime cough), wheezing you can hear, or if your child is working harder to breathe. Remember, albuterol only helps one cause of cough: tight airways. It won't help other kinds of coughs, like coughing from nasal drainage from a bad cold.
  • Can I use an inhaler for a cough?

    Asthma inhalers soothe the airways and suppress the need to cough. They can allow you the peace to recover. If an inhaler such as Ventolin doesn't help, and the cough worsens, it's important to see a doctor again in case there's an underlying infection or other problem.
  • What are the side effects of albuterol inhaler?

    You should tell your doctor if any of the following side effects of albuterol become severe or don't go away:
    • Nervousness.
    • Shaking of a part of the body.
    • Headache.
    • Nausea.
    • Vomiting.
    • Cough.
    • Irritation in the throat.
    • Muscle, bone, or back pain.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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