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Table. Non-emergency use of bronchodilators (relievers) in children aged 6–11 years

Option

Dose

Mode of delivery

Salbutamol
100 microg per actuation (puff)

2–4 puffs  as needed (one at a time)

Repeat if needed

Pressurised metered-dose inhaler plus spacer

Terbutaline
500 microg/actuation

1–2 actuations

Repeat if needed

Dry-powder inhaler

Note: This table lists usual doses to be administered by parents/carers in the community to manage symptoms as needed. Higher during may be given during acute asthma, including emergencies.

† If able to use this type of inhaler correctly

  • Do not prescribe oral salbutamol.

Last reviewed version 2.0

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