Procaterol belongs to a class of medications called long-acting beta-2 agonists. It can relax the smooth muscle of the airways to treat asthma, bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
In Hong Kong, Procaterol is taken orally as tablets, capsules and syrup. It does not differ much whether it is taken with or without food. To treat asthma in the maintenance stage, it is used with inhaled corticosteroids.
Asthma, Bronchitis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Adult and elderly
50 mcg once daily at bedtime or twice daily.
Child not less than 6 years of age
25 mcg once daily at bedtime or twice daily.
Common dosing schedule:
Oral Procaterol is taken once daily at bedtime or twice daily, preferably in the morning and before bedtime.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Procaterol may interact with:
Procaterol may interact with many other medications. Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Procaterol is a medicine under supervised sales and can be purchased under the supervision of a pharmacist from any pharmacies in Hong Kong. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Procaterol in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.