Important Instructions on Taking Albuterol Syrup

Albuterol Syrup Dosage for Older Children and Adults
For adults and children over age 14, the recommended starting albuterol syrup dose is 2 mg to 4 mg (equal to 5 to 10 mL or one to two teaspoonfuls) three or four times per day. If needed to control asthma symptoms, your healthcare provider can increase the dose up to a maximum of 8 mg (equal to 20 mL or 4 teaspoonfuls) four times per day.
 
For elderly people or people taking beta blockers, the recommended albuterol syrup starting dose should not be more than 2 mg three or four times daily.
 

General Information on Dosing With Albuterol Syrup

Some considerations for people taking albuterol syrup include:
 
  • If albuterol syrup is not adequately controlling an asthma attack, seek medical attention immediately, as this may be an emergency situation.
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  • Albuterol syrup is taken by mouth, usually three or four times per day.
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  • It does not matter if you take albuterol syrup with or without food.
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  • Albuterol syrup does not need to be refrigerated or shaken before use.
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  • Albuterol syrup should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
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  • Make sure you know exactly how to measure a correct dose of albuterol syrup. It is usually not recommended to use household spoons to measure medications. Ask your pharmacist about the best way to measure albuterol syrup.
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  • For albuterol syrup to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.
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  • If you are unsure about anything related to albuterol syrup or your albuterol syrup dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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