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DERIFORM 12 MG RESPICAP

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MRP: Rs. 66.67 for 1 strip(s) (30 respicaps each)
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Composition for DERIFORM

Formoterol(12 mg)

food interaction for DERIFORM

alcohol interaction for DERIFORM

pregnancy interaction for DERIFORM

lactation interaction for DERIFORM

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Deriform 12 mg respicap at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Deriform 12 mg respicap may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Deriform 12 mg respicap is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DERIFORM

Formoterol(12 mg)

Uses

Deriform 12 mg respicap is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).

How it works

Deriform 12 mg respicap belongs to a class of medication called long acting beta agonists. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nervousness, Bloody diarrhea, Dry mouth, Headache, Heartburn, Muscle cramp, Muscle pain, Stomach pain, Uncoordinated body movements

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Expert advice for DERIFORM

  • Do not use formoterol inhalation to treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
  • Do not use this drug, if  you are allergic to formoterol.
  • Never place a capsule in the mouthpiece of the inhaler.
  • Consult your doctor before taking formoterol, If  you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.
  • It should be taken as an inhaler or nebulizer after clearly following instructions of the doctor and the instructions given in the patient information leaflet in the medication box.

Frequently asked questions for DERIFORM

Formoterol

Q.Is formoterol a steroid?
Formoterol belongs to a class of medication called long acting beta agonists. It is not a steroid; however it is available in combination with steroids as an inhaler

Q.How long does it take to work and how long does it stay in the body?
Formoterol works best if taken before exercising or heavy work and another dose should not be taken in the next 12 hours. It is a long acting drug which is known to be effective for 12 hours in the body

Q.How does formoterol work?
Formoterol belongs to a class of medication called long acting beta agonists. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe

Q.What form does formoterol come in?
Formoterol comes as a powder filled capsule for inhaler and a solution for nebulizer use

Q.What is formoterol fumarate/formoterol fumarate dihydrate/formoterol and budesonide/formoterol and advair?
Formoterol fumarate and formoterol fumerate dihydrate are different formulations of formoterol. Budesonide is a steroid which may be prescribed by the doctor along with formoterol. Advair is another long acting beta agonist which is the brand name for salmeterol and fluticasone

Q.Is formoterol safe?
Formoterol is safe when taken as per the directions of the doctor

Q.is formoterol banned?
Formoterol is not banned

Q.Does formoterol cause weight gain?
There are no studies showing that formoterol causes weight gain

Q.Does formoterol cause death/asthma-related death?
Formoterol may increase risk of asthma-related death. It depends on the condition and co-morbidities and is individual response.

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Content on this page was last updated on 06 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)