Deriform 12mg Respicap

Zydus Cadila

Composition for Deriform 12mg Respicap

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30 respicaps in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Deriform Respicap


Uses of Deriform Respicap

Deriform 12mg Respicap is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

Side effects of Deriform Respicap


Tremor, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Dry mouth, Palpitations, Restlessness, Muscle cramp.


How to use Deriform Respicap

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Deriform 12mg Respicap may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Deriform Respicap works

Deriform 12mg respicap is a long-acting bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and makes breathing easier.

In Depth Information on Deriform Respicap

Expert advice for Deriform Respicap

  • 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.
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Special precautions for Deriform 12mg Respicap
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Deriform 12mg 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.
Deriform 12mg Respicap is safe to use during lactation. Hum
an studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Deriform 12mg Respicap may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Deriform 12mg Respicap is probably safe to use in patients w
ith kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Deriform 12mg Respicap may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Derifor
m 12mg Respicap in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Deriform 12mg Respicap

Frequently asked questions for Formoterol

Deriform 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
Deriform 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
Deriform 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
Deriform is safe when taken as per the directions of the doctor
Deriform is not banned
There are no studies showing that Deriform causes weight gain
Deriform may increase risk of asthma-related death. It depends on the condition and co-morbidities and is individual response.

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Substitutes for Deriform

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