Pulmicort Flexhaler Dosage

Generic name: budesonide inhalation
Brand names: Pulmicort FlexhalerPulmicort Respules
Drug class: Inhaled corticosteroids

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 

 Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  DPI: 90 mcg per actuation, 180 mcg per actuation

Asthma, maintenance tx

[2 puffs inhaled bid]
Max: 1440 mcg/day; Info: taper to lowest effective dose; taper oral steroids gradually after >1wk

Renal dosing

[not defined]
renal impairment: not defined
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

[not defined]
hepatic impairment: monitor closely

 Recommended Peds Dosing

Dosage forms:  DPI: 90 mcg per actuation, 180 mcg per actuation

Asthma, maintenance tx

[6 yo and older]
Dose: 2 puffs inhaled bid; Max: 720 mcg/day; Info: taper to lowest effective dose; taper oral steroids gradually after >1wk

Renal dosing

[not defined]
renal impairment: not defined
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

[not defined]
hepatic impairment: monitor closely

 

SRC: NLM .