Inhaled Corticosteroid Comparative Dosing 

Updated: Aug 24, 2015
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Inhaled Corticosteroid Comparative Dosing

The values listed below were obtained from the National Institutes of Health. [1]

Beclomethasone HFA

  • Children aged 0-4 years
    • Low dose: NA
    • Medium dose: NA
    • High dose: NA
  • Children aged 5-11 years
    • Low dose: 80-160 µg
    • Medium dose: 160-320 µg
    • High dose: >320 µg
  • Individuals aged ≥12 years
    • Low dose: 80-240 µg
    • Medium dose: 240-480 µg
    • High dose: >480 µg

Budesonide powder for inhalation

  • Children aged 0-4 years
    • Low dose: NA
    • Medium dose: NA
    • High dose: NA
  • Children aged 5-11 years
    • Low dose: 180-400 µg
    • Medium dose: 400-800 µg
    • High dose: >800 µg
  • Individuals aged ≥12 years
    • Low dose: 180-600 µg
    • Medium dose: 600-1200 µg
    • High dose: >1200 µg

Budesonide inhalation suspension

  • Children aged 0-4 years
    • Low dose: 0.25-0.5 mg
    • Medium dose: 0.5-1 mg
    • High dose: >1 mg
  • Children aged 5-11 years
    • Low dose: 0.5 mg
    • Medium dose: 1 mg
    • High dose: 2 mg
  • Individuals aged ≥12 years
    • Low dose: NA
    • Medium dose: NA
    • High dose: NA

Flunisolide

  • Children aged 0-4 years
    • Low dose: NA
    • Medium dose: NA
    • High dose: NA
  • Children aged 5-11 years
    • Low dose: 160 µg
    • Medium dose: 320 µg
    • High dose: >640 µg
  • Individuals aged ≥12 years
    • Low dose: 320 µg
    • Medium dose: 320-640 µg
    • High dose: >640 µg

Fluticasone HFA/metered dose inhaler (MDI)

  • Children aged 0-4 years
    • Low dose: 176 µg
    • Medium dose: 176-352 µg
    • High dose: 352 µg
  • Children aged 5-11 years
    • Low dose: 88-176 µg
    • Medium dose: 176-352 µg
    • High dose: >352 µg
  • Individuals aged ≥12 years
    • Low dose: 88-264 µg
    • Medium dose: 264-440 µg
    • High dose: >440 µg

Fluticasone dry powder inhaler (DPI)

  • Children aged 0-4 years
    • Low dose: NA
    • Medium dose: NA
    • High dose: NA
  • Children aged 5-11 years
    • Low dose: 100-200 µg
    • Medium dose: 200-400 µg
    • High dose: >400 µg
  • Individuals aged ≥12 years
    • Low dose: 100-300 µg
    • Medium dose: 300-500 µg
    • High dose: >500 µg

Mometasone DPI

  • Children aged 0-4 years
    • Low dose: NA
    • Medium dose: NA
    • High dose: NA
  • Children aged 5-11 years
    • Low dose: NA
    • Medium dose: NA
    • High dose: NA
  • Individuals aged ≥12 years
    • Low dose: 200 µg
    • Medium dose: 400 µg
    • High dose: >400 µg