For adults and adolescents ages 16 and over, the recommended Aerobid dosage for asthma prevention is two inhalations twice a day (the maximum dose is four inhalations twice a day). The suggested dose for children ages 6 to 15 is two inhalations twice daily. For Aerobid to work properly, you must take it as prescribed.
Aerobid inhalers will not be made, dispensed, or sold in the United States after June 30, 2011. Aerobid contains chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that deplete the ozone layer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set this final date for the medication in order to comply with the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer. People taking Aerobid should ask their healthcare providers about alternatives to Aerobid, keeping in mind that it is possible that Aerobid may become unavailable in pharmacies earlier than the final date.
The dose of Aerobid® (flunisolide inhaler) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The severity of your asthma
- Other medications you may be taking.
As always, do not adjust your Aerobid dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Aerobid Dosing for Adults
For adults and adolescents ages 16 and over, the recommended starting Aerobid dosage for asthma is two inhalations (500 mcg) twice daily. The maximum Aerobid dose is four inhalations twice daily.
Aerobid Dosing for Children
For children ages 6 to 15, the recommended starting (and maximum) dose is two inhalations (500 mcg) of Aerobid twice daily.