This medication is used to improve breathing and reduce the risk of lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis. It is used along with other treatments for this disease (e.g., chest physical therapy, medications, nutritional supplements). Dornase alfa is the same as a substance (DNase I enzyme) that is naturally produced by the body. It works in the airways by decreasing stickiness/thickness of mucus so that it can be cleared from the lungs more easily.
How to use Dornase Alfa Solution
This medication is inhaled into the lungs using special breathing equipment, usually once or twice daily or as directed by your doctor. A health care professional will show you the proper way to prepare the medication and use the equipment. If you are unclear about any of the instructions, ask your health care professional.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more frequently than prescribed. Your condition will not improve faster and the risk for side effects may be increased.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.
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