What type of inhaler is Bevespi Aerosphere?
Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on Jan 7, 2021.
- Bevespi Aerosphere is a metered dose inhaler (MDI) handheld canister that gives you a puff of your medicine as an inhaled mist. It is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- Bevespi Aerosphere delivers 9 micrograms (mcg) of glycopyrrolate and 4.8 mcg of formoterol fumarate per inhalation.
- These medicines are bronchodilators and work by relaxing muscles in the airways to help improve your breathing.
The Bevespi Aerosphere (formoterol and glycopyrrolate) metered dose inhaler (MDI) is approved to treat the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a long-lasting lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both.
Glycopyrrolate is an anticholinergic and formoterol fumarate is a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicine, which act as bronchodilators to improve breathing. View other combination bronchodilators here.
Bevespi Aerosphere is not for use to treat sudden 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.
Learn more: How do you use Bevespi Aerosphere?
How long will my Bevespi inhaler last?
Bevespi Aerosphere aerosol inhaler contains either 28 or 120 inhalations per canister depending up the size of the inhaler you receive. Your doctor may give you the smaller size as a free sample when you are first starting treatment to see how you respond.
The usual dose of Bevespi Aerosphere is two inhalations taken twice daily, in the morning and in the evening, which means you will use a total of 4 inhalations per day. The inhaler with 120 inhalations will last 30 days, and the inhaler with 28 inhalation will last you 7 days. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions exactly. Do not take more than two inhalations twice daily.
There is a dose indicator display window on the inhaler which shows you how many inhalations remain. The dose indicator display will move after every 10 uses. When the dose indicator window shows zero, Bevespi Aerosphere should be thrown away, even though the canister may not feel empty. Be sure to get your refill before your medicine runs out.
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.
This is not all the information you need to know about Bevespi Aerosphere for safe and effective use. Review the full Bevespi Aerosphere information found here, and discuss this and any questions you have with your doctor or other health care provider.
- Bevespi Aerosphere [prescribing information]. Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Wilmington, DE. Revised May 2019. Accessed Jan. 7, 2021 at https://www.azpicentral.com/bevespi/bevespi.pdf
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