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Metaproterenol Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.65 mg/inh ; 0.4% ; 0.6% ; 5% ; 10 mg/5 mL ; 10 mg ; 20 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for Asthma - Acute

Oral: 20 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Inhalation aerosol: 2 to 3 inhalations every 3 to 4 hours, up to 12 inhalations/day.
Inhalation solution: 10 to 15 mg (0.2 to 0.3 mL of 5% solution) every 4 to 6 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

Oral: 20 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Inhalation aerosol: 2 to 3 inhalations every 3 to 4 hours, up to 12 inhalations/day.
Inhalation solution: 10 to 15 mg (0.2 to 0.3 mL of 5% solution) every 4 to 6 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Acute

Oral: 20 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Inhalation aerosol: 2 to 3 inhalations every 3 to 4 hours, up to 12 inhalations/day.
Inhalation solution: 10 to 15 mg (0.2 to 0.3 mL of 5% solution) every 4 to 6 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Maintenance

Oral: 20 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Inhalation aerosol: 2 to 3 inhalations every 3 to 4 hours, up to 12 inhalations/day.
Inhalation solution: 10 to 15 mg (0.2 to 0.3 mL of 5% solution) every 4 to 6 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Acute

Infants and children: Nebulizer: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg ( 0.01 to 0.02 mL/kg of 5% solution); minimum dose: 5 mg (0.1 mL); maximum dose: 15 mg (0.3 mL); every 4 to 6 hours.
Children less than 2 years of age: Oral: 0.4 mg/kg/dose in 3 to 4 divided doses a day. In infants, the dose can be given every 8 to 12 hours.
Children 2 to 6 years of age: Oral: 1.3 to 2.6 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours.
Children 6 to 9 years of age: Oral: 10 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Children more than 9 years of age: Oral: 20 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Children more than 12 years of age: Inhalation aerosol: 2 to 3 inhalations every 3 to 4 hours, up to 12 inhalations in 24 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

Infants and children: Nebulizer: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg ( 0.01 to 0.02 mL/kg of 5% solution); minimum dose: 5 mg (0.1 mL); maximum dose: 15 mg (0.3 mL); every 4 to 6 hours.
Children less than 2 years of age: Oral: 0.4 mg/kg/dose in 3 to 4 divided doses a day. In infants, the dose can be given every 8 to 12 hours.
Children 2 to 6 years of age: Oral: 1.3 to 2.6 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours.
Children 6 to 9 years of age: Oral: 10 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Children more than 9 years of age: Oral: 20 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Children more than 12 years of age: Inhalation aerosol: 2 to 3 inhalations every 3 to 4 hours, up to 12 inhalations in 24 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Acute

Infants and children: Nebulizer: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg ( 0.01 to 0.02 mL/kg of 5% solution); minimum dose: 5 mg (0.1 mL); maximum dose: 15 mg (0.3 mL); every 4 to 6 hours.
Children less than 2 years of age: Oral: 0.4 mg/kg/dose in 3 to 4 divided doses a day. In infants, the dose can be given every 8 to 12 hours.
Children 2 to 6 years of age: Oral: 1.3 to 2.6 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours.
Children 6 to 9 years of age: Oral: 10 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Children more than 9 years of age: Oral: 20 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Children more than 12 years of age: Inhalation aerosol: 2 to 3 inhalations every 3 to 4 hours, up to 12 inhalations in 24 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Maintenance

Infants and children: Nebulizer: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg ( 0.01 to 0.02 mL/kg of 5% solution); minimum dose: 5 mg (0.1 mL); maximum dose: 15 mg (0.3 mL); every 4 to 6 hours.
Children less than 2 years of age: Oral: 0.4 mg/kg/dose in 3 to 4 divided doses a day. In infants, the dose can be given every 8 to 12 hours.
Children 2 to 6 years of age: Oral: 1.3 to 2.6 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours.
Children 6 to 9 years of age: Oral: 10 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Children more than 9 years of age: Oral: 20 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Children more than 12 years of age: Inhalation aerosol: 2 to 3 inhalations every 3 to 4 hours, up to 12 inhalations in 24 hours.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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