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Racepinephrine Dosage

Medically reviewed on December 14, 2017.

Applies to the following strengths: 2.25%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Asthma - Acute

1 to 3 inhalations (0.5 mL), via a hand-held rubber nebulizer, not more often than every 3 hours
Maximum dose: 12 inhalations in 24 hours

Use(s): Temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent asthma

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Acute

4 years and older: 1 to 3 inhalations (0.5 mL), via a hand-held rubber nebulizer, not more often than every 3 hours
Maximum dose: 12 inhalations in 24 hours

Use(s): Temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent asthma

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 4 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Do not use more than directed.
-Adults should supervise use of this product by children.

Storage requirements:
-Protect from light.
-Avoid excessive heat.
-Protect from freezing.

Reconstitution/preparation techniques:
-Add 0.5 mL (1 vial) to a handheld rubber bulb nebulizer for administration.

Patient advice:
-See a doctor if you are not better within 20 minutes of using this drug, if your asthma gets worse, if you need more than 12 inhalations in 24 hours, if you need this drug 3 or more days a week, or if you have more than 2 asthma attacks in a week.
-Do not use this drug if you are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or within 2 weeks of stopping a MAOI.
-Stop this drug and ask your doctor if your asthma is getting worse, you have difficulty sleeping, you have a rapid heartbeat, or if you have tremors, nervousness, or seizures.

Further information

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

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