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Is it safe for my child to take albuterol extended-release tablets?

If your child is older than 6 years, it's most likely safe for her to take albuterol extended-release tablets. While the tablets, used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), isn't approved for younger kids, those between the ages of 6 and 12 years can take the recommended dosage of 4 milligrams (mg) every 12 hours; the maximum dosage for children this age is 12 mg twice a day. If your child is older than 12, the recommended dosage is 8 mg every 12 hours, and the maximum dosage is 16 mg twice a day.

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