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Dornase Alfa

What is Pulmozyme used for?

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 (such as 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.


Dornase Alfa


Cystic Fibrosis
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Pulmozyme Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Instructions for Use if available from your pharmacist before you start using dornase alfa and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is inhaled into the lungs using special breathing equipment as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. 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.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often 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 time(s) each day.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Pulmozyme Dosage and Form Information

Solution Non-Oral
1 Mg/Ml