LONHALA MAGNAIR Dosage and Administration

LONHALA MAGNAIR Dosing Information

Nebulization of one 25-mcg unit-dose LONHALA® (glycopyrrolate) Inhalation Solution vial with MAGNAIR® Nebulizer System takes 2-3 minutes twice daily with proper assembly and cleaning1,2

For oral inhalation only. Do not swallow LONHALA. LONHALA vials should only be used with MAGNAIR. 

The recommended dose of LONHALA is the inhalation of the contents of one LONHALA vial twice-daily using MAGNAIR. LONHALA vials should only be administered with MAGNAIR. Patients should be instructed on the correct use of this drug product and device.

LONHALA MAGNAIR should be administered at the same time of the day, (1 vial in the morning and 1 vial in the evening), every day. More frequent administration or a greater number of inhalations (more than 1 vial twice daily) of LONHALA MAGNAIR is not recommended.

Store LONHALA vials in the foil pouch, and only remove IMMEDIATELY BEFORE USE with MAGNAIR. 

No dosage adjustment is required for geriatric patients, patients with hepatic impairment, or patients with mild to moderate renal impairment.

Please see Important Safety Information below and full Prescribing Information and Patient Information for LONHALA MAGNAIR.


References:
1. LONHALA MAGNAIR (glycopyrrolate) Inhalation Solution [prescribing information]. Marlborough, MA: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
2. LONHALA MAGNAIR (glycopyrrolate) Inhalation Solution [instructions for use]. Marlborough, MA: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Important Safety Information & Indication

Important Safety Information
 

LONHALA MAGNAIR is contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to glycopyrrolate or to any of the ingredients.

LONHALA MAGNAIR should not be initiated in patients with acutely deteriorating or potentially life-threatening episodes of COPD or used as rescue therapy for acute episodes of bronchospasm. Acute symptoms should be treated with an inhaled short-acting beta2-agonist.

As with other inhaled medicines, LONHALA MAGNAIR can produce paradoxical bronchospasm that may be life-threatening. If paradoxical bronchospasm occurs following dosing with LONHALA MAGNAIR, it should be treated immediately with an inhaled, short-acting bronchodilator; LONHALA MAGNAIR should be discontinued immediately and alternative therapy instituted.

Immediate hypersensitivity reactions have been reported with LONHALA MAGNAIR. If signs occur, discontinue LONHALA MAGNAIR immediately and institute alternative therapy.

LONHALA MAGNAIR should be used with caution in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma and in patients with urinary retention. Prescribers and patients should be alert for signs and symptoms of acute narrow-angle glaucoma (e.g., eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes from conjunctival congestion and corneal edema) and of urinary retention (e.g., difficulty passing urine, painful urination), especially in patients with prostatic hyperplasia or bladder-neck obstruction. Patients should be instructed to consult a physician immediately should any of these signs or symptoms develop.

The most common adverse events reported in ≥2% of patients taking LONHALA MAGNAIR, and occurring more frequently than in patients taking placebo, were dyspnea (4.9% vs 3.0%) and urinary tract infection (2.1% vs 1.4%).

LONHALA solution is for oral inhalation only and should not be injected or swallowed. LONHALA vials should only be administered with MAGNAIR.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional information, please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Information for LONHALA MAGNAIR at www.sunovionprofile.com/lonhala-magnair.

Indication
 

LONHALA® MAGNAIR® (glycopyrrolate) is an anticholinergic indicated for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.