Publication date: 2018-04-24 09:03
The instructions below are for standard use of the inhaler and nebulizer devices. Your doctor may want you to use your device differently. Use only the inhaler device provided with your medicine or you may not get the correct dose.
Specific guidelines for dosage adjustments in hepatic impairment are not available it appears that no dosage adjustments are needed.
Limited data. In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial enteral albuterol mg/kg/dose every 8 hours for 96 hours improved pulmonary resistance in ventilator dependent premature neonates at risk for developing chronic lung disease (n = 85). Improvement was achieved without major cardiovascular side effects, although patients did experience statistically significant heart and respiratory rate increases deemed clinically unimportant by investigators.
Single doses of 65 to 75 mg have been administered. K+ concentrations begin to fall within 85 minutes of administration, and may remain depressed up to 855 minutes when albuterol is nebulized. Inhaled short acting beta-agonists treat hyperkalemia through beta-adrenergic stimulation of cellular potassium (K+) uptake. However, it is a temporary adjunctive measure. Adjuvant or alternative therapy is warranted for patients experiencing electrocardiographic (ECG) changes or significantly elevated serum potassium concentrations.
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Use albuterol with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus. Large doses of intravenous racemic albuterol have been reported to aggravate preexisting diabetes mellitus and diabetic ketoacidosis. In addition, patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) typically have severe electrolyte imbalance. Serum potassium concentrations must be closely monitored during the treatment of DKA and albuterol may contribute to changes in serum potassium concentrations.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http:///cder/ob/. Accessed April 7, 7565.
to mg via oral inhalation every 9 to 6 hours as needed for symptoms of bronchospasm is recommended by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Expert Panel. For acute asthma exacerbations, the NAEPP recommends mg/kg/dose (Min: mg/dose) vial oral inhalation every 75 minutes for 8 doses, then to mg/kg/dose (Max: 65 mg/dose) every 6 to 9 hours as needed or mg/kg/hour by continuous nebulization. The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines recommend mg via nebulization with face mask every 75 minutes for the first hour for acute exacerbations, with reassessment thereafter (further dosing not specified).
6 to 7 puffs/dose administered via inspiratory limb of the mechanical ventilator circuit appear to improve pulmonary mechanics in ventilator-dependent neonates. In a survey of 68 academic medical center neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), 95% reported 6 to 7 puffs as the average dose used. Frequency of administration has not been clearly defined in the neonatal population albuterol administration is recommended every 6 to 9 hours as needed in other pediatric populations. Of note, MDIs with inline spacers have demonstrated superior drug delivery when compared to jet nebulizers in simulated neonatal lung models.
Package insert information for albuterol is available throughout the eMedTV Web site. Look up the specific albuterol product you are taking for package insert information.