Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. Do not change or stop using this medicine without checking first with your doctor.
You may be taking other medicines for asthma together with terbutaline. Do not stop taking these medicines and do not reduce the dose, even if your asthma seems better, unless you are told to do so by your doctor.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For oral dosage form (tablets):
For prevention of bronchospasm:
Adults and teenagers—5 milligrams (mg) three times a day. This medicine is taken only during the hours the patient is usually awake. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 15 mg per 24 hours.
Children and teenagers 12 to 15 years of age—2.5 mg three times a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed up. However, the dose is usually not more than 7.5 mg per 24 hours.
Children younger than 12 years of age—Use is not recommended.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.