Duova Multihaler

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Medicine Overview of Duova Multihaler

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Uses of Formoterol

Formoterol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
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Side effects of Formoterol

Common

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

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How to use Formoterol

Check the label for directions before use. Hold the multihaler by the base and open the mouth piece cover. Slide the knob until you a hear a click. Place the mouthpiece between your lips and breath in deeply. Remove the multihaler and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Duova Multihaler works

Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and makes breathing easier.
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Uses of Tiotropium

Tiotropium is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and asthma.
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Side effects of Tiotropium

Common

Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Cough, Throat irritation.

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How to use Tiotropium

Check the label for directions before use. Hold the multihaler by the base and open the mouth piece cover. Slide the knob until you a hear a click. Place the mouthpiece between your lips and breath in deeply. Remove the multihaler and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Duova Multihaler works

Tiotropium works by decreasing the activity of acetylcholine on the lung. This relaxes and opens up the air passages to make breathing easier.

In Depth Information on Duova Multihaler

Expert advice for Formoterol

  • 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.

Expert advice for Tiotropium

  • Talk to your doctor if you suffer from increased eyeball pressure (glaucoma), prostate problems, have difficulty passing urine or suffer from kidney diseases.
  • Do not use tiotropium to treat a sudden attack of breathlessness in asthma or COPD.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop allergic reactions such as rash, swelling and breathlessness after administration of tiotropium.
  • Do not allow the inhalation powder from capsule to enter your eye as this may worsen narrow angle glaucoma causing eye pain, blurred vision, seeing halos around lights, reddening of eyes etc.
Warnings
Special precautions for Duova Multihaler
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Duova Multihaler 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.
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Lactation
Duova Multihaler is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

Monitor the baby for dry mouth, constipation, and urinary problems.
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Driving
Duova Multihaler may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or
decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Duova Multihaler is probably safe to use in patients with ki
dney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Duova Multihaler may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Duova M
ultihaler in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Duova Multihaler

Frequently asked questions for 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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Frequently asked questions for Tiotropium

Q. Is Tiotropium a steroid, an opiate, anticholinergic or narcotic?
Tiotropium is anticholinergic drug which opens the airways and makes it easier to get air in and out of the lungs, thereby relieving breathlessness. It doesn't contain steroid, opiate or narcotic components
Q. Is tiotropium the same as ipratropium?
Tiotropium is not same as ipratropium
Q. Is Tiotropium generic?
However, they belong to the same class, have the same mechanism of action, and act similarly to relieve breathlessness. Tiotropium is available in generic form
Q. Does Tiotropium cause weight gain?
Tiotropium is not known to cause weight gain
Q. Is Tiotropium LABA/LAMA?
Tiotropium is not a long acting beta agonist (LABA). It is a long acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) which acts on muscarinic receptors on the smooth muscles of airways, opens the airways and makes it easier to get air in and out of the lungs, thereby relieving breathlessness.
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Substitutes for Duova

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