Skip to Content

Formoterol / Mometasone Dosage

Medically reviewed on January 5, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 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

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.

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

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 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

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

Hide