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Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette

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Product introduction

Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette is a combination medicine used to treat asthma. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.

Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache,and cough. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may cause sleepiness and dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Aerotide Forte Inhaler

Benefits of Aerotide Forte Inhaler

In Treatment of Asthma

Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette works by reducing and preventing swelling and inflammation in the lungs. It prevents the symptoms of asthma, such as tightness in chest, wheezing, breathlessness, and coughing. This allows you to carry out daily activities more easily and confidently.

It may take a few weeks for Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette to show full effects. Keep taking it regularly as prescribed even if you do not have any symptoms (this means it is working). Do not stop taking it unless the doctor advises you to, otherwise you are more likely to suffer from symptoms. This medicine will not stop an asthma attack that has already started.

Side effects of Aerotide Forte Inhaler

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 Aerotide Forte

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Pharyngitis
  • Vomiting
  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Cough
  • Application site irritation
  • Nausea
  • Gastrointestinal motility disorder
  • Fungal infections in the mouth
  • Thrush
  • Throat irritation

How to use Aerotide Forte 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 Aerotide Forte Inhaler works

Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette is a combination of two medicines: Salbutamol and Beclometasone. Salbutamol is a bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Beclometasone is a steroid. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in body that are responsible for inflammation (swelling) of the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette. Please consult your doctor.
Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette 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
Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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No interaction found/established
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What if you forget to take Aerotide Forte Inhaler?

If you miss a dose of Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette, 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

  • Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette is for inhalation only. The tablet should not be swallowed.
  • 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.

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I am having asthama & need rotahealer sometime. how to reduce. I am swimming in the morning for one month. kindly advice.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
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Dry scaling Psoriasis (10 years); asthma 3 years.; obesity I have been on folitrax 7.5 mg x 2 once a week for the last 8 years. I also take folvite 50 daily. The breathing difficulty is recent. I am on seroflo inhaler twice a day and tiate once a day. There is no change in the psoriasis but the asthma is getting worse.
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Q. When should I take Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette?

Use one inhalation of Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette once daily, either morning or evening, but at the same time each day. This will help to keep you free of symptoms throughout the day and night. Do not take more than 1 inhalation per day. After inhalation, rinse your mouth with water without swallowing.

Q. Do I still need to take Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette even when I am feeling better?

Yes, it is advisable to use this medicine for as long as your doctor prescribes. It will only be effective as long as you are using it. Do not stop using it unless your doctor advises you to, even if you feel better, as your symptoms may get worse.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before using Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette?

Before using Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, thyroid, liver and kidney problems, diabetes, and eye problems like glaucoma, or if you are allergic to any food or medicines or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. Is Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette safe to be used in children?

No, this inhaler should not be used in children younger than 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy of Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette have not been established in pediatric patients.

Q. Can Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette cause a fungal infection inside the mouth?

Yes, you may get a fungal infection or thrush inside your mouth with the use of this inhaler. Rinse your mouth with water without swallowing after using Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette to help reduce your chance of getting thrush.

Q. Can I smoke if I have been prescribed Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette?

No, you should not smoke while taking Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette. Smoking irritates the lungs and will make your condition worse. Take advice from your doctor if you are finding it hard to avoid smoking.

Q. I have started using Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette and I am experiencing headaches. Is this because of Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette and will these go away?

Yes, it could be due to Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette. For any kind of pain after using Aerotide Forte 400mcg/200mcg Diskette, it is advisable to take sufficient rest, have a good diet, and avoid alcohol. Usually, headaches go away after a week. If they persist for a long time, contact your doctor.

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