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While there is no asthma cure, the condition can be controlled. There are many different asthma treatments, including fast-acting "rescue medications" for treating an asthma attack and longer-acting "controller medications" used to prevent attacks.
Terbutaline sulfate (Brethine®) is considered a controller medication because it does not work rapidly. Terbutaline tablets come in two strengths (2.5 mg and 5 mg) and are generally taken three times a day. Everyone who takes terbutaline for asthma should also have a rescue medication (such as an albuterol inhaler) available for emergencies.
For adolescents ages 12 to 15, the recommended dose of terbutaline is 2.5 mg three times daily. The 5-mg tablets are recommended for people age 16 and older.
(For more details on the 2.5-mg tablets, click Terbutaline Dosing. This article gives more in-depth dosing guidelines and explains how your amount will be determined.)
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