Aerocort Forte Rotacap

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Introduction

Aerocort Forte Rotacap is used in the treatment of asthma (wheezing and shortness of breath). It relaxes the muscles of the air passages and makes it easier to breathe.

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. It’s important that you take the lowest dose needed to effectively control your asthma. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don't have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your asthma may get worse. It should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (reliever). To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it does not work as well.

The most common side effects are hoarseness of voice, sore throat, fungal infection of mouth, respiratory tract infection, headache, and muscle cramp. If you get these, don’t stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can help prevent some of these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other, rarer side effects which can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you're worried about them. In general, you should be trying to avoid situations that make your asthma worse (your triggers) and try not to smoke.

Ask your doctor whether it’s safe to take this medicine if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Aerocort Forte Rotacap

Benefits of Aerocort Forte Rotacap

In Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which your airways become narrow and as a result, breathing becomes difficult. Aerocort Forte Rotacap helps in easy breathing by widening your airways. It also gives relief from symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. Regular exercise and yoga can help improve the symptoms of asthma in the long term, in addition to improving overall health.

Side effects of Aerocort Forte Rotacap

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Aerocort Forte

  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Sore throat
  • Fungal infection of mouth
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramp

How to use Aerocort Forte Rotacap

Rotacaps must not be swallowed. Check the label for directions before use. Place the capsule at the base of rotahaler, not in the mouthpiece. Twist the mouthpiece completely until your hear a click and breathe in deeply through the mouthpiece. Hold your breath for up to 10 seconds. If some powder remains in the rotahaler repeat the process.

How Aerocort Forte Rotacap works

Aerocort Forte Rotacap is a combination of two medicines: Levosalbutamol and Beclometasone. Levosalbutamol is a bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Beclometasone is a steroid medicine. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in body that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Aerocort Forte Rotacap may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aerocort Forte Rotacap may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aerocort Forte Rotacap is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Aerocort Forte Rotacap?

If you miss a dose of Aerocort Forte Rotacap, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Aerocort Forte Rotacap for the treatment of asthma.
  • This medicine is for inhalation only. The tablet should not be swallowed.
  • Take it at the same time everyday to maintain consistent level of medicine in your body.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing. 
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Take the first dose of this medicine under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your  blood potassium levels as low oxygen levels in the blood (hypoxia) and medicines such as Aerocort Forte Rotacap can lower potassium levels in blood.
  • Only very small amounts of Aerocort Forte Rotacap may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.
  • Do not stop taking Aerocort Forte Rotacap suddenly even if you don’t currently have any symptoms as that may cause your breathing problems to come back.

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Patient concerns

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Which is better for asthma - aerocort or aerocorte forte and what is difference between them
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
BOTH ARE SIMILAR AEROCORT FORTE IS STRONGER THAN AEROCORT
From childhood asthma problems Aerocort inheler use from 20 years So I wish to take ayurveda treatment
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi kindly share your present condition
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FAQs

Q. Are there any medications which should be avoided while taking Aerocort Forte Rotacap?

Avoid using Aerocort Forte Rotacap if you are using anticholinergic, beta-adrenergic agents, beta-blockers, diuretics, digoxin, MAO inhibitors, or anti-depressants.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Aerocort Forte Rotacap?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for a missed dose.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Aerocort Forte Rotacap be more effective?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Aerocort Forte Rotacap cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Aerocort Forte Rotacap can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

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