Alupent is a bronchodilator prescribed for the prevention and relief of bronchial asthma and bronchial spasms (wheezing) associated with bronchitis and emphysema. Alupent Inhalation Solution is also prescribed to treat acute asthmatic attacks in children 6 years of age and older.
Alupent side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Worsening Or Aggravation Of Asthma;
- Throat Irritation;
- Stomach And Intestinal Upset;
- Rapid Or Throbbing Heartbeat;
- High Blood Pressure;
- Bad Taste In Mouth;
The usual single dose is 2 to 3 inhalations. Inhalation should usually not be repeated more often than about every 3 to 4 hours. Total dosage per day should not exceed 12 inhalations.
Inhalation Solution 5%
Treatment usually need not be repeated more often than every 4 hours to relieve acute attacks of bronchospasm.
As part of a total treatment program for chronic breathing disorders, the inhalation solution may be taken 3 to 4 times per day, as determined by your doctor.
Inhalation solution is given by oral inhalation with the aid of a nebulizer or an intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) apparatus.
The usual single dose with the nebulizer is 10 inhalations. However, a single dose of 5 to 15 inhalations can be taken, as determined by your doctor. The usual single daily dose with the IPPB is 0.3 ml diluted in approximately 2.5 ml of saline solution. The dosage range is 0.2 to 0.3 ml, as determined by your doctor.
Inhalation Solution 0.4% and 0.6% Unit-Dose Vials
The inhalation solution unit-dose vial is administered by oral inhalation using an intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) apparatus. The usual adult dose is 1 vial per treatment. You usually should not need to repeat the treatment more often than every 4 hours for severe attacks of wheezing. You can use the unit-dose vials 3 to 4 times a day.
Alupent Inhalation Aerosol is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age.
Inhalation Solution 5%
For children aged 6 to 12 years, the usual single dose is 0.1 ml, given by oral inhalation with a nebulizer. Dosage can be increased to 0.2 ml 3 to 4 times a day.
The unit-dose vial is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.