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Metaproterenol Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 12, 2019.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.65 mg/inh; 0.4%; 0.6%; 5%; 10 mg/5 mL; 10 mg; 20 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Asthma - Acute

20 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day

Comments:
-Titrate dose according to patient response.

Usual Adult Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

20 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day

Comments:
-Titrate dose according to patient response.

Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Acute

20 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day

Comments:
-Titrate dose according to patient response.

Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Maintenance

20 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day

Comments:
-Titrate dose according to patient response.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Acute

Ages 6 to 9 OR weight under 60 pounds: 10 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day
Adult dose: 20 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day

Comments:
-Titrate dose according to patient response.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

Ages 6 to 9 OR weight under 60 pounds: 10 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day
Adult dose: 20 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day

Comments:
-Titrate dose according to patient response.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Acute

Ages 6 to 9 OR weight under 60 pounds: 10 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day
Adult dose: 20 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day

Comments:
-Titrate dose according to patient response.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Maintenance

Ages 6 to 9 OR weight under 60 pounds: 10 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day
Adult dose: 20 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day

Comments:
-Titrate dose according to patient response.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Cardiac arrhythmias associated with tachycardia
-Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients (immediate hypersensitivity reactions are rare)

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 years; this drug is not recommended for use in these patients.


Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Further information

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

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