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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics|
|State||Published - May 17 1999|
- Clinical trial
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health