Childhood Diseases

Posted by: HMom | 2012/05/14



Hiello Dr,

Is nebulizing your child with dueolin bad for their lungs if they have mucous on their chest?

Does nebbing with saline produce more mucous?

Why do sonme paeds describe bisolvin or bisolvin and duolin mixed - would there be a different diagnosis for these meds?

Thanks in advance for your response.

Expert's Reply



Sorry tpohave taken so long to reply to your question, but the forum was closed for a while. Duolin is a bronchodilator combination medicine. It is usually prescribed in nebuliser form to relieve wheezing due to narrowing and spasm of the airways in the lungs. The most common use is for asthma.
Saline is helpful to remove mucous from the airways in children who have bronchiolitis or a problem with a post nasal drip.
Bisolvon is used to make mucous less thick and sticky and easier for children to cough up. It is sometimes used in nebulisers but works best when given by mouth.It should not be combined with Duolin in a nebuliser as it has not been tested for stability and safety in this combination.

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