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Aerospan Dosage

Generic name: FLUNISOLIDE 80ug
Dosage form: inhalation aerosol, metered

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Administration Information

AEROSPAN should be administered by the orally inhaled route in patients aged 6 years and older. Shake well prior to each inhalation. After inhalation, the patient should rinse his/her mouth with water without swallowing to help reduce the risk of oropharyngeal candidiasis.

Patients should be instructed on the proper use of their inhaler. AEROSPAN contains a built-in spacer. Do not use with any external spacer or holding chamber devices. Instruct patients to prepare the inhaler for use by pulling the built-in purple actuator out from the gray spacer and snapping into an "L" shape prior to use. Pediatric patients should administer AEROSPAN under adult supervision.

Recommended Dosage

Adults and Adolescents 12 Years of Age and Older

The starting dosage is based on previous asthma therapy and disease severity, including consideration of the patients’ current control of asthma symptoms and risk of future exacerbation. The recommended starting dosage for patients aged 12 years and older who are not on an inhaled corticosteroid is 160 mcg twice daily, approximately 12 hours apart. For other patients, and for patients who do not respond adequately to Aerospan 160 mcg after 2 weeks of therapy, increasing the dosage may provide additional asthma control. The maximum recommended dosage is 320 mcg twice daily.

Pediatric Patients 6 to 11 Years

The starting dosage is based on previous asthma therapy and disease severity, including consideration of the patients’ current control of asthma symptoms and risk of future exacerbation. The recommended starting dosage for patients aged 6 to 11 years who are not on an inhaled corticosteroid is 80 mcg twice daily, approximately 12 hours apart. For other patients, and for patients who do not respond adequately to Aerospan 80 mcg after 2 weeks of therapy, increasing the dosage may provide additional asthma control. The maximum recommended dosage for patients 6 to 11 years of age is 160 mcg twice daily.

General Dosing Recommendations

If symptoms arise between doses, an inhaled short-acting beta2-agonist should be used for immediate relief.

The onset and degree of symptom relief with orally inhaled corticosteroids is usually apparent within 2-4 weeks after the start of treatment, and varies with individual patients. The time to improvement in asthma control was not evaluated in clinical studies with AEROSPAN.

If a dosage regimen of AEROSPAN and additional therapeutic options, e.g., increasing the AEROSPAN dosage, initiating an inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA) combination product, or initiating oral corticosteroids, should be considered.

After asthma stability has been achieved, titrate to the lowest effective dosage to reduce the possibility of side effects.

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