Quick relief medications are fast acting medications that help relax the muscles in the bronchial tubes. When these muscles tighten, "wheezing" or whistling sounds can be heard as air moves through the narrowed tubes. Bronchodilators relieve wheezing and make breathing easier.
How To Take:
- Metered dose inhaler
- Dry powder inhaler
Possible Side Effects:
- Shakiness, jitteriness, nervousness, fast heart rate, nausea, and vomiting.
- More severe side effects are pounding heartbeat, severe headache, and dizziness. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.
Your child should not use these medications more frequently than every four hours. If it is necessary to use these medications every four hours, consult your physician. Use of medications every four hours should not continue for more than 24 hours without contacting your child's physician. Using this type of medication too frequently may hide a serious condition and lead to severe respiratory distress.