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Is it safe for my child to take albuterol?

Whether albuterol is safe for your child depends on how the drug is formulated and how old your child is. There is an albuterol solution for use in a nebulizer that's approved for children between 2 and 12, but the aerosol version used in inhalers is not recommended for children younger than age 12. Albuterol sulfate tablets and extended-release tablets should not be given to children younger than age 6. The syrup form of albuterol sulfate is not recommended for children younger than age 2.

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