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Is it safe for a six year old to take albuterol?
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dose and frequency
The dosing and frequency for her/his age should be followed.
Using a spacer device can help to prevent deposition of the inhaled medication in the mouth which can be swallowed.

In brief: Dose and frequency
The dosing and frequency for her/his age should be followed.
Using a spacer device can help to prevent deposition of the inhaled medication in the mouth which can be swallowed.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes.
Albuterol is even given to infants when needed for bronchospasm (wheezing and coughing).
The inhaled dose is <10% of the oral dose so is much less likely to trigger jitteriness or excitement.

In brief: Yes.
Albuterol is even given to infants when needed for bronchospasm (wheezing and coughing).
The inhaled dose is <10% of the oral dose so is much less likely to trigger jitteriness or excitement.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
This is a standard medication used from infancy through adulthood.
It can be safe and effective if used under proper supervision for the right reasons.

In brief: Depends
This is a standard medication used from infancy through adulthood.
It can be safe and effective if used under proper supervision for the right reasons.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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