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AEROCORT HFA 100 MCG/50 MCG INHALER


Overview

Uses of Aerocort Hfa Inhaler

Aerocort Hfa Inhaler side effects

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

How to use Aerocort Hfa Inhaler

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Aerocort Hfa Inhaler works

AEROCORT HFA 100 MCG/50 MCG INHALER is a combination of two medicines: Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol and Beclometasone. Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol 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.

Aerocort Hfa Inhaler related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
AEROCORT HFA 100 MCG/50 MCG INHALER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
AEROCORT HFA 100 MCG/50 MCG INHALER is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed AEROCORT HFA 100 MCG/50 MCG INHALER 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 HFA 100 MCG/50 MCG INHALER can lower potassium levels in blood.
  • Only very small amounts of AEROCORT HFA 100 MCG/50 MCG INHALER may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.
  • Do not stop taking AEROCORT HFA 100 MCG/50 MCG INHALER suddenly even if you don’t currently have any symptoms as that may cause your breathing problems to come back.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Aerocort Hfa

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Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
BOTH ARE SIMILAR AEROCORT FORTE IS STRONGER THAN AEROCORT
From childhood asthma problemsAerocort inheler use from 20 yearsSo I wish to take ayurveda treatment
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FAQs

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

Avoid using Aerocort Hfa 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 Hfa?

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 Hfa 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 Hfa cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Aerocort Hfa 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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