Tablet: Usual adult dose is 1 to 2 tablets 3 times a day.
Children aged 12 to 15 years take 1 tablet 3 times a day.
Administered at approximately 6 hours intervals.
In most patients, the optimum single dose is 2 tablets.
In patients unusually sensitive to sympathomimetic amines, initiate treatment with 1 tablet 3 times a day.
If adequate bronchodilation is not obtained, the dose may be increased to 2 tablets.
Syrup: To be taken 3 times a day.
Adult and children over 15 years: 10-15 mL (2-3 tsp).
Children 7-15 years: 5.0-10 mL (1-2 tsp).
Children 3-7 years: 2.5-5.0 mL (½-1 tsp).
Children below 3 years: Not recommended.
(5 mL is equivalent to 1 teaspoonful.)
Nebulizing solution: TERBUTALINE sulfate (PULMOXCEL) Nebulizing Solution 2.5 mg/mL is used with dilution.
A multiple dose unit of 10 mL contains 25 mg Terbutaline sulfate.
Inhale 1 mL of Solution containing 2.5 mg Terbutaline sulfate every 6 hours (or 4 times in 24-hour period).
If the entire dose is not inhaled at once occasion, the solution is stable for 24 hours in the reservoir of the nebulizer.
NOTE: The patient's inhalation technique should be checked regularly and the optimal dose of terbutaline should be adjusted for each nebulizer. If the effect of the inhalation is reduced, the patient should seek medical care.
Non-selective blocking agents may partly or totally inhibit the effect of beta-stimulants.