How can I minimize the side effects of AccuNeb in my child?

You can minimize the side effects of the inhaled asthma drug AccuNeb (albuterol sulfate) in your child by making sure that she uses the medication exactly as instructed. She should not increase the dose or how often she takes it. If she still has trouble breathing after using AccuNeb, call her doctor.

You should also tell your child's doctor about any prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins or herbal supplements that she is taking, such as:
  • any short-acting bronchodilator medicine (a rescue inhaler)
  • epinephrine
  • heart medicines called beta-blockers
  • tricyclic antidepressants
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • certain diuretic medicines (water pills)
  • digoxin
These medications may interact with AccuNeb, so your doctor may need to adjust the dosing to help prevent or minimize side effects.

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