Albuterol Sulfate (Page 3 of 3)

OVERDOSAGE

The expected symptoms with overdosage are those of excessive beta-adrenergic stimulation and/or occurrence or exaggeration of any of the symptoms listed under ADVERSE REACTIONS, e.g., seizures, angina, hypertension or hypotension, tachycardia with rates up to 200 beats per minute, arrhythmias, nervousness, headache, tremor, dry mouth, palpitation, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, malaise, and sleeplessness. Hypokalemia may also occur. As with all sympathomimetic medications, cardiac arrest and even death may be associated with abuse of albuterol sulfate syrup. Treatment consists of discontinuation of albuterol sulfate syrup together with appropriate symptomatic therapy. The judicious use of a cardioselective beta-receptor blocker may be considered, bearing in mind that such medication can produce bronchospasm. There is insufficient evidence to determine if dialysis is beneficial for overdosage of albuterol sulfate syrup.

The oral median lethal dose of albuterol sulfate in mice is greater than 2000 mg/kg (approximately 240 times the maximum recommended daily oral dose for adults and children on a mg/m2 basis). In mature rats the subcutaneous (sc) median lethal dose of albuterol sulfate is approximately 450 mg/kg (approximately 110 times the maximum recommended daily oral dose for adults and children on a mg/m2 basis). In small young rats the oral median lethal dose is approximately 2000 mg/kg (approximately 480 times the maximum recommended daily oral dose for adults and children on a mg/m2 basis).

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

The following dosages of Albuterol Sulfate Syrup are expressed in terms of albuterol base.

Usual Dosage

Adults and Children Over 14 Years of Age: The usual starting dosage for adults and children over 14 years of age is 2 mg (1 teaspoonful) or 4 mg (2 teaspoonfuls) three or four times a day.

Children Over 6 Years to 14 Years of Age: The usual starting dosage for children over 6 years to 14 years of age is 2 mg (1 teaspoonful) three or four times a day.

Children 2 to 5 Years of Age: Dosing in children from 2 to 5 years of age should be initiated at 0.1 mg/kg of body weight three times a day. This starting dosage should not exceed 2 mg (1 teaspoonful) three times a day.

Dosage Adjustment

Adults and Children Over 14 Years of Age: For adults and children over 14 years of age, a dosage above 4 mg four times a day should be used only when the patient fails to respond. If a favorable response does not occur with the 4-mg initial dosage, it should be cautiously increased stepwise up to a maximum of 8 mg four times a day as tolerated.

Children Over 6 Years to 14 Years of Age Who Fail to Respond to the Initial Starting Dosage of 2 mg Four Times a Day: For children from 6 to 14 years of age who fail to respond to the initial starting dosage of 2 mg four times a day, the dosage may be cautiously increased stepwise, but not to exceed 24 mg/day (given in divided doses).

Children 2 to 5 Years of Age Who Do Not Respond Satisfactorily to the Initial Dosage: For children 2 to 5 years of age who do not respond satisfactorily to the initial starting dosage, the dosage may be increased stepwise to 0.2 mg/kg of body weight three times a day, but not to exceed a maximum of 4 mg (2 teaspoonfuls) given three times a day.

Elderly Patients and Those Sensitive to Beta-adrenergic Stimulators: The initial dosage should be restricted to 2 mg three or four times a day and individually adjusted thereafter.

HOW SUPPLIED

Albuterol Sulfate Syrup, a yellow-orange liquid with an orange flavor, contains 2 mg albuterol NDC 21695-350-16 as the sulfate per 5 mL; bottles of 16 fluid ounces.

Store between 2° and 30°C (36° and 86°F).

Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container.


Manufactured by:

HI-TECH PHARMACAL CO., INC.

Amityville, NY 11701

Rev. 740:03 4/09

Repackaged by:

REBEL DISTRIBUTORS CORP

Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

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Albuterol Sulf 2mg/5ml
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ALBUTEROL SULFATE
albuterol sulfate syrup
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:21695-350(NDC:50383-740)
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
ALBUTEROL SULFATE (ALBUTEROL) ALBUTEROL SULFATE 2 mg in 5 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6
HYPROMELLOSES
ORANGE
SACCHARIN
SODIUM BENZOATE
TRISODIUM CITRATE DIHYDRATE
WATER
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description Multilevel Packaging
1 NDC:21695-350-16 473 mL in 1 BOTTLE None
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
ANDA ANDA074749 01/30/1998
Labeler — Rebel Distributors Corp (118802834)
Establishment
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Rebel Distributors Corp 118802834 RELABEL, REPACK

Revised: 01/2011 Rebel Distributors Corp

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