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Formoterol / Mometasone Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 14, 2020.

Applies to the following strengths: 5 mcg-50 mcg/inh; 5 mcg-200 mcg/inh; 5 mcg-100 mcg/inh

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

5 to 11 years: 2 inhalations of 50 mcg mometasone/5 mcg formoterol twice a day
Maximum dose: 200 mcg mometasone/20 mcg formoterol per day

12 years and older: Two inhalations twice daily (morning and evening).
-Each inhalation contains either 100 mcg or 200 mcg of mometasone with 5 mcg of formoterol.
Maximum Dose: 800 mcg of mometasone/20 mcg of formoterol per day

Comments:
-The starting dose should be determined based on patient's previous asthma therapy.
-Patients previously on inhaled medium dose corticosteroids should be started on the 100 mcg/5 mcg strength.
-Patients previously on inhaled high dose corticosteroids should be started on the 200 mcg/5 mcg strength.
-Not for use in treatment of acute bronchospasm.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

For children 12 years of age and older:
Two inhalations inhaled orally twice daily (morning and evening).

Each inhalation contains either 100 mcg or 200 mcg of mometasone with 5 mcg of formoterol.

Maximum Daily Dose: 800 mcg of mometasone; 20 mcg of formoterol

Comments:
-The starting dose should be determined based on patient's previous asthma therapy.
-Patients previously on inhaled medium dose corticosteroids should be started on the 100 mcg/5 mcg strength.
-Patients previously on inhaled high dose corticosteroids should be started on the 200 mcg/5 mcg strength.
-Not for use in treatment of acute bronchospasm.

Use: Indicated for patients 12 years of age and older who have inadequate control on a long-term asthma control medication or whose disease severity requires initiation of an inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Status asthmaticus or other acute asthma episodes requiring intensive measures
-Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 5 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Rinse mouth with water without swallowing after use.
-The inhaler should be primed before using for the first time and/or if not used for more than 5 days by releasing 4 test sprays into the air, away from the face, and shaking well before each spray.
-Shake well prior to each inhalation.
-Remove the cap from the mouthpiece of the actuator before using.

Storage requirements:
-Canister should remain in actuator to ensure delivery of correct amount of medication and proper functioning of the dose counter.
-Store the 60-inhalation inhaler with mouthpiece down or in a horizontal position.

Monitoring:
-Hepatic: Monitor patients for signs of increased drug exposure.
-Immunologic: Monitor for signs of development of oral candidiasis.
-Musculoskeletal: Monitor bone mineral density (BMD) in patients at higher risk for decreased BMD.
-Musculoskeletal: Monitor growth of pediatric patients.

Further information

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