Beclomethasone Inhaler Dosing
Children ages 5 to 11 with asthma usually start with a beclomethasone inhaler dosing of 40 mcg twice a day. For adults and children age 12 and older, the recommended beclomethasone inhaler dose will vary from person to person depending on the type of asthma medication that was previously taken. People taking bronchodilators typically start with 40 to 80 mcg twice daily, while those who are taking an inhaled steroid usually start with 40 to 160 mcg twice a day.
The beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar®) dose 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 is always the case, do not adjust your beclomethasone inhaler dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Beclomethasone Inhaler Dosing for Young Children
For asthma in children ages 5 to 11, the recommended starting beclomethasone inhaler dose is 40 mcg twice daily. The maximum recommended dose is 80 mcg (two inhalations) twice daily.
Beclomethasone Inhaler Dosing for Adults and Adolescents
For asthma treatment in adults and adolescents 12 years old and older, the recommended beclomethasone inhaler dose varies, depending on what type of asthma medications were previously taken.
For people taking bronchodilators alone, such as albuterol (ProAir HFA®, Proventil®, Proventil HFA®, Ventolin HFA®) or salmeterol (Serevent®), the starting dose is beclomethasone inhaler 40 to 80 mcg twice daily.
For people who are taking an inhaled steroid (with or without a bronchodilator), the starting dose is beclomethasone inhaler 40 to 160 mcg twice daily.
The maximum recommended dose of the beclomethasone inhaler for adults and adolescents is 320 mcg twice daily.