Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs.
The most common albuterol side effects in children include restlessness, irritability and nervousness.
It can cause a rise in blood pressure, there-fore it is contra-indicated in adults with high BP.
In your child's case maybe this raise in BP could be causing nose bleeds. In adults usually nose bleeds are a manifestation of raised BP. But this is not common in children.
Or some trimes over-use of the nebulizer can cause dryness of the nasal mucous membranes and result in bleeding.
I am 17 years old and use an albuterol inhaler and have developed nose bleeds. I have go to the ER for a very severe nose bleed, about 2 hours of pressure didn't stop it and it was going down my throat. When I am sick I use my inhaler more frequently and I got nose bleeds at least 5 times a week when I am sick. So I was doing research and it looks as though nose bleeds could be a side effect.
i have a 2yr old on a nebulizer using albuterol and she has had nosebleads since she was hospitalized and given treatments. its been 2 days of treatments and she has a very sensative nose. i am going to stop the treatments after reading these post. thanks.
People can get a bloody nose from exposure to any chemical that can irritate the mucous membranes! And albuterol is a sulfate. So yes it can. Sulfates can do this! And if this side effect is not listed, it is because it only happens to 2 % of people on it or less. However to get the drug approved easier, the studies are a bit bias and can show much less % than is actually happening!
Is he taking an anti-inflammatory along with this treatment? Or just albuterol?
Because often times albuterol isn't enough and then they add one to the regimen.
And I think that some anti-inflammatorys can cause nose bleeds also.
And if so, then surely a combination may also.
And anyone looking for this side effect "nosebleeds" will probably have better luck using the medical term for it and that is "epistaxis."
Maybe search epistaxis+ Albuterol
I would but its late and I am done for the day. Too tired.
oh yeah, or nasal hemorrhage!
My son is 4 year old and he just had a nose bleed. He had some allergy last night and the drainage had caused him to cough constantly and lead to wheezing. I had to use albuterol through nebulizer to stop his coughs so he can go back to sleep. I found that he has nose bleed some times after the use of nebulizer. I was suspetious of the albuterol but the doctor was giving me a "oh, come on" look so I thought maybe not. But now I see these posts, I think my son's nosebleed is probably due to the combination of the allergy and the albuterol. But what can I do without the albuterol ? I have to help him breath first:(((((
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