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With the extended-release albuterol tablet, dosage recommendations typically start at 4 mg twice a day for children ages 6 to 12 or 8 mg twice a day for adults and children over the age of 12. For the short-acting version of the medication, the recommended starting dose for children ages 6 to 12 is 2 mg three or four times daily. Adults and children over the age of 12 usually start with 2 mg or 4 mg three or four times a day. Among the factors that can affect albuterol tablet dosing are your age and other drugs you may be taking.
The dose of albuterol tablets that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Whether you are taking short-acting or long-acting albuterol tablets
- Your age
- The severity of your asthma or other respiratory problems
- Other medications you may be taking.
As always, do not adjust your albuterol tablet dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Long-Acting Albuterol Tablet Dosing for Children
For children (ages 6 years to 12 years), the recommended starting dose of albuterol extended-release tablets (Vospire ER®) is 4 mg twice daily. If needed to control asthma symptoms, your child's healthcare provider can increase the dose up to 12 mg twice daily.
Long-Acting Albuterol Tablet Dosing for Older Children and Adults
For adults and children over the age of 12, the recommended starting dose of albuterol extended-release is 8 mg twice daily (although some people may only need 4 mg twice daily). If needed to control your asthma symptoms, your healthcare provider can increase the dose up to 16 mg twice daily.