Qvar Redihaler Dosage

Generic name: beclomethasone inhalation
Drug class: Inhaled corticosteroids

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 

 Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  MDI: 40 mcg per actuation, 80 mcg per actuation

Asthma, maintenance tx

[prior bronchodilator alone]
Dose: 1-4 puffs inhaled q12h; Start: 1 puff inhaled q12h, may incr. dose after 2wk; Max: 640 mcg/day; Info: taper to lowest effective dose
[prior inhaled steroid]
Dose: 1-4 puffs inhaled q12h; Start: 1-2 puffs inhaled q12h, may incr. dose after 2wk; Max: 640 mcg/day; Info: taper to lowest effective dose
[prior oral steroid]
Dose: 1-4 puffs inhaled q12h; Start: varies based on oral steroid maintenance dose, may incr. dose after 2wk; Max: 640 mcg/day; Info: taper to lowest effective dose; taper oral steroids gradually after >1wk

*Asthma, mild persistent (step 2)

[low-dose prn tx]
Dose: 80-240 mcg inhaled q4h prn; Info: give SABA immediately prior to each dose; search ‘asthma’ for NIH/NHLBI asthma guidelines

*Asthma, mild-moderate persistent (step 2 or 3)

[low-dose daily tx]
Dose: 80-120 mcg inhaled q12h; Info: search ‘asthma’ for NIH/NHLBI asthma guidelines; taper to lowest effective dose

Renal dosing

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

Hepatic dosing

[not defined]

 

SRC: NLM .