This is a discussion on Is this safe? in Pediatric Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... I have some serious concerns about the safety of the medications my infant son was prescribed.
Nov 6, '10
I have some serious concerns about the safety of the medications my infant son was prescribed.
My 5-month-old baby, 17.5lbs, was diagnosed with bronchiolitis and prescribed albuterol and Qvar (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) 40mcg, two puffs of each medication via spacer BID. Qvar clearly states in my nursing drug book "do not use" with children under 5 years of age. The entry for albuterol states 4 years as the minimum. The pediatrician said to continue Qvar for at least two weeks. Does anyone have any knowledge about this medication being used in children so young? Should I get a second opinion from another pediatrician? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
P.S.-He was also prescribed Veramyst nasal spray.
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