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Your albuterol solution dosage will be based on a number of factors, such as the particular type of albuterol solution, your age, the severity of your respiratory condition, and other medications you may be taking. Albuterol solution is usually taken three or four times daily using a nebulizer. It is important to know exactly how to measure the albuterol solution dose and how to use and clean the nebulizer.

Albuterol Solution Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of albuterol solution your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The particular type of albuterol solution
  • Your age
  • The severity of your asthma or other respiratory problems
  • Other medications you may be taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your albuterol solution dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
Dosing for Albuterol Solution 0.083 Percent
For adults and children age 2 to 12, the recommended dose of albuterol solution 0.083 percent is one vial (2.5 mg) three to four times daily using a nebulizer. This strength of albuterol is not recommended for children that weigh less than 15 kg (about 33 pounds).
 
Dosing for Accuneb Solution
For children age 2 to 12, the recommended dose of Accuneb® albuterol solution is one vial (0.63 mg or 1.25 mg, depending on the strength) three or four times daily using a nebulizer.
 
Dosing for Albuterol Solution 0.5 Percent
For adults and children age 12 and over, the recommended dose of albuterol 0.5 percent is 2.5 mg three to four times daily using a nebulizer. Unlike the single-dose vials, this product comes in a multi-dose vial and each dose must be diluted. Measure 2.5 mg (equal to 0.5 mL) and dilute to a total volume of 3 mL using sterile normal saline solution (sodium chloride 0.9 percent).
 
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