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Pulmozyme Dosage

Generic name: DORNASE ALFA 1mg in 1mL
Dosage form: inhalation solution
Drug class: Miscellaneous respiratory agents

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 11, 2023.

Recommended Dosage

The recommended dosage, in most cystic fibrosis patients, is one 2.5 mg single-dose ampule inhaled once daily using a recommended jet nebulizer connected to an air compressor system or eRapid™ Nebulizer System.

Some patients may benefit from twice daily administration [see Clinical Studies (14)].

Administration Instructions

Nebulizer Information

Administer PULMOZYME via the eRapid Nebulizer System or via a jet nebulizer connected to an air compressor with an adequate air flow and equipped with a mouthpiece or suitable face mask (see Table 1). No data are currently available to support the administration of PULMOZYME with other nebulizer systems.

When PULMOZYME is administered with the eRapid Nebulizer System, replace the handset after 90 uses, regardless of whether the EasyCare cleaning aid is used. Since delivery data are not available for PULMOZYME administered with the eRapid handset beyond 90 administrations, delivery of the appropriate therapeutic dose of PULMOZYME cannot be assured beyond 90 administrations. The eRapid Nebulizer System should only be used by adults and pediatric patients who can use a mouthpiece, and not by younger patients who need a mask to take PULMOZYME.

The patient should follow the manufacturer's instructions on the use and maintenance of the equipment, including cleaning and disinfection procedures.

For additional information, refer to recommended nebulizer manufacturers' Instructions for Use.

Table 1 Recommended Jet Nebulizers and Nebulizer Systems
Jet Nebulizer* Compressor
*
Follow Manufacturer's Instructions for Use
Patients who are unable to inhale or exhale orally throughout the entire nebulization period may use the PARI BABY™ nebulizer.
Consisting of the eRapid™ Nebulizer Handset with eBase™ Controller.
Hudson T Up-draft II® Pulmo-Aide® or legally marketed compressor of identical pressure and flow rate (maximum 30 psi, 12 LPM).
Marquest Acorn II®
PARI LC® Plus PARI PRONEB® or legally marketed compressor of identical pressure and flow rate (maximum 24 psi, 9 LPM).
PARI BABY™
Durable Sidestream® MOBILAIRE™, Porta-NEB® or legally marketed compressor of identical pressure and flow rate (maximum 45 psi, 7 LPM).
Nebulizer System
eRapid™ Nebulizer System

PULMOZYME Information

Each PULMOZYME ampule should be squeezed prior to use in order to check for leaks. Discard ampules if the solution is cloudy or discolored. Once opened, the entire contents of the ampule must be used or discarded.

Do not dilute or mix PULMOZYME with other drugs in the nebulizer. Mixing of PULMOZYME with other drugs could lead to adverse physicochemical and/or functional changes in PULMOZYME or the admixed compound.

Further information

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