Before prescribing Alupent, a healthcare provider will consider a number of factors, such as the severity of your respiratory problem and other medications you may be taking. To treat or prevent an asthma attack, the recommended Alupent dosage is two or three sprays as needed, as often as every three to four hours (but not more than 12 inhalations per day). Some people take Alupent only during an asthma attack, while others take it regularly to help prevent attacks.
Alupent is no longer available in the United States. The manufacturer of this medication decided to stop making it in order to comply with regulations concerning chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that may deplete the ozone layer. Alupent was rarely used anymore; had it been more popular, the manufacturer probably would have chosen to reformulate the drug without CFCs, instead of just discontinuing it.
The dose of Alupent® (metaproterenol sulfate) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your asthma or other respiratory problems
- Other medications you may be taking.
As always, do not adjust your Alupent dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
This article focuses on the Alupent inhaler. Alupent also comes in tablets, syrup, and a solution that is inhaled using a machine called a nebulizer.
Alupent Dosing for AsthmaTo treat or prevent an asthma attack, the recommended Alupent dose is two or three sprays of Alupent as needed, as frequently as every three to four hours. However, you should not exceed 12 inhalations per day.