Treatment Time and Dosing | CAYSTON®

Take CAYSTON® as prescribed

CAYSTON is taken as an inhaled breathing treatment with the lightweight, quiet, and portable ALTERA® Nebulizer System.

Note: Do not use any other nebulizer for your CAYSTON treatment.

CAYSTON nebulization time is typically 2-3 minutes,* 3 times a day, at least 4 hours apart. One course consists of taking CAYSTON 3 times a day for 28 days, followed by at least 28 days off CAYSTON, as directed by your doctor.

To ensure that you get your complete dose of CAYSTON, make sure you are in an environment with a flat, stable surface to prepare your doses and sitting in an upright position to take your dose.

Note: Once you remove your CAYSTON and saline from the refrigerator, they can be stored at room temperature (less than 77 °F) for up to 28 days.

* The estimated 2- to 3-minute nebulization time does not include the time for setting up, cleaning, and disinfecting the nebulizing equipment.

For more information on taking CAYSTON with the ALTERA Nebulizer System, visit Preparing CAYSTON, How to Take CAYSTON, and Cleaning and Disinfecting.

Helpful videos are available and can be viewed in My Cayston Community™.


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Kat, treated with CAYSTON

The flexibility of dosing allows us to plan our inhaled antibiotics around our busy and active lifestyle.”

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