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Formoterol fumarate
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Formoterol fumarate

CLINICAL USE

Long acting selective beta-2 agonist

DOSE IN NORMAL RENAL FUNCTION

1–2 puffs twice dailyTurbohaler: 4.5–18 mcg 1–2 times daily; maximum 54 mcg daily, maximum 36 mcg daily in COPD

PHARMACOKINETICS

  • Molecular weight                           :804.9
  • %Protein binding                           :61–64
  • %Excreted unchanged in urine     : 6.4–8
  • Volume of distribution (L/kg)       :No data
  • half-life – normal/ESRD (hrs)      :8/–

    DOSE IN RENAL IMPAIRMENT

    GFR (mL/MIN)

  • 20 to 50     : Dose as in normal renal function
  • 10 to 20     : Dose as in normal renal function
  • <10           : Dose as in normal renal function

    DOSE IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPIES

  • CAPD                :Not dialysed. Dose as in normal renal function
  • HD                     :Unlikely to be dialysed. Dose as in normal renal function
  • HDF/high flux   :Unlikely to be dialysed. Dose as in normal renal function
  • CAV/VVHD      :Not dialysed. Dose as in normal renal function

    IMPORTANT DRUG INTERACTIONS

    Potentially hazardous interactions with other drugs
  • None known

    ADMINISTRATION

    Reconstition

    Route

    Inhaled

    Rate of Administration

    Comments

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