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Composition for FORATEC

Formoterol(15 mcg)

food interaction for FORATEC

alcohol interaction for FORATEC

pregnancy interaction for FORATEC

lactation interaction for FORATEC

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Foratec 15 mcg respules at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Foratec 15 mcg respules may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Foratec 15 mcg respules is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Formoterol(15 mcg)


Foratec 15 mcg respules is used for  treatment of wheezing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties caused by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) It is also used to treat bronchospasm (constriction of air passages) in people with night time asthma.

How it works

Foratec 15 mcg respules 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 FORATEC

  • 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 FORATEC


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 15 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)