Is oral albuterol effective for acute cough in non-asthmatic children?

D. W. Bernard, J. G. Goepp, A. K. Duggan, J. R. Serwint, P. C. Rowe

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Fifty-nine non-asthmatic children with acute cough were randomized to receive oral albuterol or placebo for 7 d. There was a similar, rapid rate of resolution of acute cough for the two groups, but more shaking or trembling in those treated with albuterol (5/30 vs 0/29; p= 0.05). In ambulatory children with acute cough who have no history of asthma and a normal chest examination, oral albuterol does not reduce the frequency or duration of cough.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-467
Number of pages3
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 17 1999


  • Albuterol
  • Asthma
  • Child
  • Clinical trial
  • Cough

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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