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Breztri Aerosphere dosage: A detailed guide

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Doctors prescribe Breztri Aerosphere for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). You inhale it by mouth twice per day.
Medically reviewed by Elizabeth Scheffel, PharmD
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This article describes Breztri Aerosphere’s dosage and strength and gives details on how to take it. You’ll also find information on cost savings and coupon options for Breztri Aerosphere. If you want to know more about Breztri Aerosphere, see this overview article. It covers details about the drug’s uses and side effects, ways to save on cost, and more.

Breztri Aerosphere is a brand-name medication that comes as an inhalation aerosol you breathe in through an inhaler. It isn’t available in a generic version. This article describes dosages of Breztri Aerosphere.

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Form and strength of Breztri Aerosphere

Breztri Aerosphere comes as follows, with strength expressed in micrograms (mcg):

  • Form: inhalation aerosol that you breathe in through an inhaler
  • Strength: 160 mcg budesonide/9 mcg glycopyrrolate/4.8 mcg formoterol fumarate

Dosage of Breztri Aerosphere

This article describes the recommended dosage for Breztri Aerosphere. The drugmaker provides these dosages.

If your doctor prescribes this medication, you should follow the dosage they prescribe. Your doctor will determine the dosage that best meets your needs. Do not change your dosage of Breztri Aerosphere without your doctor’s recommendation.

Usual recommended dosage of Breztri Aerosphere in adults

Doctors prescribe Breztri Aerosphere to manage symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But this medication should not be used to treat asthma or sudden breathing problems. Your doctor will likely prescribe a rescue inhaler for those conditions.

Dosage for COPD

The recommended dosage for COPD is:

  • Recommended dosage: two inhalations (puffs) twice per day in the morning and evening
  • Maximum dosage: two puffs twice per day

Each puff of Breztri Aerosphere contains 160 mcg of budesonide, 9 mcg of glycopyrrolate, and 4.8 mcg of formoterol fumarate.

Rinse your mouth with water and spit out the water after each dose. This helps reduce your risk of thrush (a yeast infection in the mouth and throat).

Your doctor will show you how to use Breztri Aerosphere. For detailed instructions on how to use this medication, see the drugmaker’s instructions.

Frequently asked questions

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about Breztri Aerosphere and its dosage.

How long does Breztri Aerosphere stay in your system?

How long Breztri stays in your system varies from person to person. In most cases, Breztri is absorbed within 1 hour of taking the dose. Breztri Aerosphere contains three active ingredients, and each has a different half-life.

The half-life of each ingredient is:

A drug’s half-life is how long it takes your body to remove half of the medication in your system. It generally takes 4 to 5 half-lives for your body to remove a drug completely. This means Breztri can stay in your system for up to 75 hours.

If you have more questions about this, talk with your doctor.

How do you use Breztri Aerosphere?

It’s important to understand how to use the Breztri inhaler before you start treatment. Your doctor will show you how to use the inhaler. You can also refer to the drugmaker’s instructions on how to use your Breztri inhaler or watch a video on the drugmaker’s website that explains what you need to know.

The recommended dosage of Breztri Aerosphere is two puffs twice per day, in the morning and evening. To reduce the risk of thrush in your mouth and throat, try to rinse your mouth with water and spit the water out after each dose.

If you have more questions about how to use Breztri Aerosphere, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

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Overdose of Breztri Aerosphere

It’s important that you do not use more Breztri Aerosphere than your doctor prescribes. Doing so can lead to harmful effects.

Symptoms of Breztri Aerosphere overdose

Symptoms of an overdose can include:

What to do if you use too much Breztri Aerosphere

If you think you’ve used too much Breztri Aerosphere, call your doctor or pharmacist right away. Or you could call 800-222-1222 to speak with someone at America’s Poison Centers. You can also use its online resource. If you have severe symptoms, call 911 or a local emergency number immediately. You can also go to the closest emergency room.

Disclaimer: Optum Perks has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.

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