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Formoflo 125 Transhaler

Prescription Required

Overview

Formoflo Transhaler side effects

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

How to use Formoflo Transhaler

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 Formoflo Transhaler works

Formoflo 125 Transhaler is a combination of two medicines: Formoterol and Fluticasone Propionate. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Fluticasone Propionate 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.

Formoflo Transhaler related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Formoflo 125 Transhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Formoflo 125 Transhaler is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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

  • Formoflo 125 Transhaler is a combination of two medicines that opens the airways and makes it easier to breathe.
  • 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. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing. 
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Take the first dose of this medicine under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your  blood potassium level as low oxygen level in the blood (hypoxia) and medicines such as Formoflo 125 Transhaler can lower blood potassium level.
  • Only miniscule amounts of Formoflo 125 Transhaler may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Formoflo

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I have breathing problem.i was diagnosed with BRONCHITIC ASTHMAI want to know that which medicines are good for it. I have been using formoflo inhaler from lupin pharmacy.and i take it 2 puffs a day.
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
consult chest physician for the same
I had been made treatment for chest allergy before 3years and used formoflo 100, and odimont FX tablet for about 6 -8 months. After the problem solved I have discontinued the treatment. Now I have problem with my chest that there is cough. What to do sir.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
You may be having recurrent bronchitis/ asthma and may require inhalers again. Consult a doctor near you and get examined
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References
  1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Asthma: fluticasone/formoterol (Flutiform) combination inhaler. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Fluticasone propionate/formoterol fumarate dihydrate. Cambridge, UK: Bard Pharmaceuticals Limited; 2018. [Accessed 24 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Lupin Ltd, 3rd floor Kalpataru Inspire, Off. W E Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055. India
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