Foracort Forte Inhaler


Introduction

Foracort Forte Inhaler is a combination of two medicines in one inhaler. It relieves the long-term symptoms of asthma and COPD, making breathing easier. It works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) and relaxes the muscles in the airways.

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don't have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your symptoms may get worse. This medicine should not be used to relieve sudden shortness of breath. If sudden shortness of breath occurs, use your rescue inhaler. To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it does not work as well.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection, hoarseness of voice, fungal infections in the mouth, cough, headache, sore throat, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, and increased heart rate. If you get there, don’t stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can prevent some of these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other, rarer side effects which can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you're worried about them.

Before taking it, 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 Foracort Inhaler

Benefits of Foracort Inhaler

In Treatment and prevention of Asthma

Foracort Forte Inhaler can help prevent the onset of an asthma attack if it is taken before exercise or exposure to some “triggers”. These may include house dust, pollen, pets and cigarette smoke. This medicine will allow you to exercise more freely without worrying about getting symptoms such as wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. It allows you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

In Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Foracort Forte Inhaler helps the airways in your lungs stay open. It relaxes the muscles of these airways. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor.

Side effects of Foracort 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 Foracort

  • Cough
  • Fungal infection of mouth
  • Headache
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Increased heart rate
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Nausea
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting

How to use Foracort 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 Foracort Inhaler works

Foracort Forte Inhaler is a combination of two medicines: Formoterol and Budesonide. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Budesonide is a steroid. It works by stopping the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Foracort Forte Inhaler.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Foracort Forte Inhaler 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Foracort Forte Inhaler is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Foracort Inhaler?

If you miss a dose of Foracort Forte Inhaler, 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

  • It contains two medicines in one inhaler for control of long term asthma and COPD symptoms.
  • It does not relieve sudden symptoms. Always use a rescue inhaler to treat sudden symptoms.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if your breathing problem worsens, or if rescue inhaler does not relieve symptoms.
  • Do not discontinue unless advised by your doctor.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after each use to prevent infections in the mouth and throat.
  • Carry your rescue inhaler wherever you go.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

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I have asthmatic problem from when i am 5 year old . I am using now foracort forte inhaler
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Foracort 200 inhaler is steroids or not if it started using any chance to Stop
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Internal Medicine
No steroid in it You Can stop this
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FAQs

Q. What is Foracort Forte Inhaler prescribed for?

Foracort Forte Inhaler is prescribed to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma. The symptoms may include wheezing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.

Q. Can I stop taking Foracort Forte Inhaler when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Foracort Forte Inhaler. If you stop taking Foracort Forte Inhaler, your symptoms may come back and may lead to serious complications. Take your medicine as advised by your doctor.

Q. Will Foracort Forte Inhaler be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are not getting relieved by the recommended doses, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Foracort Forte Inhaler?

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. When can I drink water after taking Foracort Forte Inhaler?

There are no restrictions on drinking water after taking Foracort Forte Inhaler. However, it is better to rinse your mouth before drinking water to avoid ingestion of this medicine.

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References

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  2. Budesonide + Formoterol fumarate dihydrate. Capability Green: AstraZeneca UK Limited,; 15 May 2001 [revised 6 Dec. 2018]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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