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Is it safe for my child to take albuterol sulfate syrup?

As long as your child is over the age of 2, albuterol syrup is considered safe. This formulation of the asthma drug is intended for pediatric patients, though adults may use it too.

Other orally administered forms of albuterol, such as tablets, should be used only by adults and children 6 and older. Do not give this medicine to your child without talking to the doctor first. Follow the doctor's instructions exactly.

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