Important Reminder:

April 24, 2020 3:23 pm

We know that you want to provide the best care for your child during this public health crisis and we want you to make the best decisions you can for your and your child’s safety. You’re likely getting bombarded by information from many sources about what you should be doing to avoid or treat COVID-19. We’re here to help you filter through that information so that you’ve got great science-based tools to help you and your child get through this time.

We wanted to be sure to address this point because we know you’re wondering: please only use prescribed medications in your nebulizer. Other chemicals are not safe to be nebulized. A nebulizer changes liquid medicine into fine droplets (in aerosol or mist form) that are inhaled through a mouthpiece or mask into the lungs. Be mindful of what is going into your child’s lungs and stick to the safe list. Nebulizing anything other than the listed medications can be dangerous for you and your child and this is not the time for risky behavior. If you have questions about your child’s care, please don’t hesitate to call us or send us a message through your patient portal.

Medications that are SAFE to nebulize:

  • Albuterol
  • Levalbuterol (Xopenex)
  • Budesonide (Pulmicort)
  • 0.9% saline
  • 3% saline
  • 7% saline (Hyper-Sal)
  • Ipratropium bromide (Atroven)
  • Albuterol-ipratropium bromide (Duonebs)
  • Tobramycin
  • Vancomycin
  • Aztreonam (Cayston)
  • Colymycin (Colistin)

Chemicals that are NOT SAFE to nebulize:

  • hydrogen peroxide
  • bleach
  • colloidal silver
  • essential oils


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