Salmeterol Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

Inhalation powder: 1 puff (50 mcg) every 12 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Maintenance

Inhalation powder: 1 puff (50 mcg) every 12 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Bronchospasm Prophylaxis

Prevention of Exercise Induced Asthma:
Inhalation powder: 1 puff (50 mcg) 30 to 60 minutes before exercise.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

Children at least 4 years of age:
Inhalation powder: 1 puff (50 mcg) every 12 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Maintenance

Children at least 4 years of age:
Inhalation powder: 1 puff (50 mcg) every 12 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bronchospasm Prophylaxis

Prevention of Exercise Induced Asthma:
Children at least 4 years of age:
Inhalation powder: 1 puff (50 mcg) 30 to 60 minutes before exercise.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Precautions

Salmeterol is not intended for the treatment of acute bronchospasm.

Patients who are using salmeterol twice daily should not take additional doses prior to exercise. Consider other therapy if twice daily salmeterol is not effective during exercise.

For long-term asthma control, long-acting beta-2 agonists should be used in combination with inhaled corticosteroids and not as monotherapy.

Because long-acting beta-2 agonists (LABAs) may disguise poorly controlled persistent asthma, frequent or chronic use of LABAs for exercise induced bronchospasm is discouraged by the NIH Asthma Guidelines (NIH, 2007).

Dialysis

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