Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For intrapleural (into the area around the lungs) dosage form (aerosol spray):
    • For preventing fluid from collecting in the area around the lungs:
      • Adults—4 to 8 grams of talc (one or two containers), sprayed into the area around the lungs through a special tube.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.