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Forglyn Respicap

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Overview

Introduction

Forglyn Respicap is a combination of two medicines which is widely used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It relaxes the muscles and also clears out the windpipe for easy breathing.

Forglyn Respicap must be taken as advised by the doctor. This medicine is generally well tolerated by patients. However, some of the side effects are indigestion, high blood pressure, chest pain etc. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking any other medicines. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any allergic reaction such as skin rash, swelling, and itching.

Forglyn Respicap side effects

Common
  • Indigestion
  • High blood pressure
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Urinary retention
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Inflammation of the nose
  • Urinary tract infection

How to use Forglyn Respicap

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Forglyn Respicap works

Forglyn Respicap is a combination of two medicines: Formoterol and Glycopyrrolate which treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Formoterol is a bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Glycopyrrolate is an anticholinergic which works by decreasing the secretions in the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Forglyn Respicap related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Forglyn Respicap may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Forglyn Respicap 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Forglyn Respicap is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Long-term use of Forglyn Respicap might reduce milk production.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Forglyn Respicap is a combination of two medicines that makes breathing easier for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • This medicine is for inhalation only. The tablet should not be swallowed.
  • It should be taken at the same time each day.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems.
  • Take the first dose of this medicine under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your  blood potassium levels as low oxygen levels in the blood (hypoxia) and COPD medicines such as Forglyn Respicap can lower potassium levels in blood.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Forglyn

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
What is chronic pulmonary thromboembolism?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
U can Google for details
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References
  1. Medscape. Formoterol + Glycopyrrolate. [Accessed 24 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Formoterol and Glycopyrrolate. [Accessed 24 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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