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Beclomethasone Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 21, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.042 mg/inh; 0.084 mg/inh; 40 mcg/inh; 80 mcg/inh

Usual Adult Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

Initial doses should be based on previous asthma therapy and disease severity, including current control and risk of future exacerbations:

For patients not previously receiving inhaled corticosteroid (ICS): Initial dose: 40 to 80 mcg via oral inhalation twice a day

For patients switching from another ICS: Initial dose selection should be based on the previous ICS strength: 40 to 320 mcg via oral inhalation twice a day


Comments:

Use: For the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

Initial doses should be based on previous asthma therapy and disease severity, including current control and risk of future exacerbations:

Age: 4 to 11 years:


Age: 12 years or older:
For patients not previously receiving inhaled corticosteroid (ICS): Initial dose: 40 to 80 mcg via oral inhalation twice a day
For patients switching from another ICS: Initial dose selection should be based on the previous ICS strength: 40 to 320 mcg via oral inhalation twice a day

Comments:

Use: For the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy.

Renal Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended

Liver Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended

Dose Adjustments

Caution is advised on discontinuation.

For Patients on Systemic Corticosteroids:

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:


Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 4 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
For oral inhalation only; Rinse mouth with water (without swallowing) after each use


Storage requirements:

Preparation techniques:

General:

Monitoring:

Patient advice:

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.