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How many puffs are in Bevespi Aerosphere?

Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on Dec 8, 2020.

Official Answer

by Drugs.com

Key Points

Bevespi Aerosphere aerosol inhaler contains either 120 or 28 inhalations depending up the size of the inhaler you receive. There is a dose indicator display window on the inhaler which indicates how many inhalations remain. When the dose indicator window shows zero, Bevespi Aerosphere should be thrown away, even though the canister may not feel empty.

The dose indicator display will move after every 10 uses. Discard the 120 count canister 3 months after removal from the foil pouch. For the canister that contains 28 inhalations, discard it 3 weeks after removal from the pouch.

Bevespi Aerosphere (formoterol and glycopyrrolate) inhaler comes in two sizes: either 120 inhalations per canister (weight of 10.7 grams) or 28 inhalations per canister (weight of 5.9 grams). Your doctor may give you the smaller size as a free sample when you are first starting treatment to see how you respond.

What is in Bevespi Aerosphere?

Bevespi Aerosphere is a prescription medicine used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adult patients.

  • COPD is a chronic lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both.
  • Bevespi Aerosphere is used as a long-term maintenance treatment to improve breathing symptoms of COPD.
  • This medicine combines an anticholinergic known as glycopyrrolate and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicine called formoterol fumarate.

Bevespi Aerosphere is not used to treat sudden breathing symptoms of COPD or for treatment of asthma. Always have a rescue inhaler (an inhaled, short-acting bronchodilator like albuterol) with you to treat sudden symptoms. If you do not have a rescue inhaler, contact your doctor to have one prescribed for you.

How long will my Bevespi Aerosphere inhaler last?

The recommended dose for Bevespi Aerosphere is 2 inhalations twice per day (in the morning and in the evening). Use it twice per day every day. Your canister will last 30 days (with the 120 count inhaler) or 7 days (with the 28 count inhaler). The metered dose inhaler delivers 9 mcg of glycopyrrolate and 4.8 mcg of formoterol fumarate per puff.

Read the step-by-step instructions for using Bevespi Aerosphere inhaler found at the end of the Patient Information. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions. Only use your inhaler as your doctor prescribes.

Bottom Line

  • Bevespi Aerosphere aerosol inhaler contains either 120 or 28 inhalations (puffs) depending up the size of the inhaler you receive. Follow only your doctor's dosing directions.
  • The usual dose for Bevespi Aerosphere is 2 inhalations twice per day (in the morning and in the evening). Your canister will last 30 days (with the 120 count inhaler) or 7 days (with the 28 count inhaler). The dose display window on the inhaler indicates how many inhalations you have left.
  • When the dose indicator window shows zero, the Bevespi Aerosphere canister should be thrown away, even though it may not feel empty. Contact your doctor for a refill if you do not have one, or ask the pharmacist to call.

This is not all the information you need to know about Bevespi Aerosphere for safe and effective use. Review the full Bevespi Aerosphere information here, and discuss this and any questions you have with your doctor or other health care provider.

References
  • Bevespi Aerosphere [prescribing information]. Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Wilmington, DE. Revised May 2019. Accessed Dec. 8, 2020 at https://www.azpicentral.com/bevespi/bevespi.pdf

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