The usual starting dose is one nebule, given through a mask attached to a machine called a nebulizer, 4 times daily. Once your doctor has determined that your asthma is under control, the dose is reduced to one nebule every 8 to 12 hours. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information on how to use the nebulizer.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose of this medication, use it as soon as you remember and then use any remaining doses for that day at regularly spaced intervals. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.