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What is terbutaline dosage in children ??

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masso 16 Dec 2014

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma -- Acute:

Subcutaneous Injection: 0.005 to 0.01 mg/kg/dose to a maximum dose of 0.4 mg every 15 to 20 minutes for 2 doses.

Nebulization: 0.01 to 0.03 mg/kg/dose with a minimum dose of 0.1 mg; maximum dose is 2.5 mg diluted with 1 to 2 mL of normal saline every 4 to 6 hours.

Continuous intravenous infusion: 0.08 to 6 mcg/kg/min.

> 12 years:
Inhalation aerosol: 2 inhalations separated by 60 seconds every 4 to 6 hours. Do not repeat more often than every 4 to 6 hours.

Subcutaneous Injection: 0.25 mg into the lateral deltoid area. A second 0.25 mg dose can be administered in 15-30 minutes if needed. Maximum dose 0.5 mg in 4 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma -- Maintenance:

< 12 years:
Tablets: 0.05 mg/kg/day divided into three doses. Gradually increase to 0.15 mg/kg/day. Maximum dose is 5 mg per day.

>=12 years:
Inhalation aerosol: 2 inhalations separated by 60 seconds every 4 to 6 hours. Do not repeat more often than every 4 to 6 hours.

>=12 <15 years:
Tablets: 2.5 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours. Do not exceed 7.5 mg in 24 hours

>=15 years:
Tablets: 2.5 mg to 5 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours. Do not exceed 15 mg in 24 hours.

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