Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler

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Medicine Overview of Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler

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Uses of Ciclesonide

Ciclesonide is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and asthma.
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Side effects of Ciclesonide

Common

Throat irritation, Hoarseness of voice, Cough.

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How to use Ciclesonide

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 Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler works

Ciclesonide is a corticosteroid. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in the body that are responsible for inflammation.
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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. 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 Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler works

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

In Depth Information on Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler

Expert advice for Ciclesonide

• Tell your doctor about any illness or infection you have had within the past several weeks. • Inform your doctor if you have tuberculosis, an infection of your mouth or throat, glaucoma or history of cataracts, herpes infection of eyes, a personal or family history of osteoporosis. • You must observe the growth of your child while using this medicine and inform your doctor if your child is not growing at normal rate. • Avoid contact with people who have chickenpox, shingles or measles infection.  • Seek medical advice if you develop unusual weight gain (particularly in face), muscle weakness, increased thirst or urination, confusion, unusual drowsiness, severe or persistent headache, anxiety, depression, irritability, or vision changes. • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.  • Patients allergic to Ciclesonide or any of its ingredients. should avoid it. • Patients with chicken pox or measles should not take ciclesonide.

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.
Warnings
Special precautions for Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler
Alcohol
No interaction found
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler 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
Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler is probably safe to use during l
actation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler may make you feel dizzy, sleepy,
tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler is probably safe to use in patie
nts with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler is probably safe to use in patie
nts with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zovair 160mcg/12mcg Inhaler

Frequently asked questions for Ciclesonide

Q. Is Ciclesonide safe?
Ciclesonide is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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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