Formoterol + Budesonide

Information about Formoterol + Budesonide

Formoterol + Budesonide Uses

Formoterol+Budesonide is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

How Formoterol + Budesonide works

Formoterol + Budesonide 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.

Common side effects of Formoterol + Budesonide

Cough, Headache, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages), Upper respiratory tract infection, Sinus inflammation, Stomach discomfort, Fungal infection of oropharynx, Tremors, Palpitations, Voice change
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FomtideSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
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Expert advice for Formoterol + Budesonide

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for Formoterol + Budesonide

Formoterol + Budesonide

Q. What is Formoterol+Budesonide prescribed for?

Formoterol+Budesonide is prescribed to treat symptoms of obstructive airways diseases like asthma and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease. The usual symptoms of obstructive airways diseases like asthma and COPD are wheezing, shortness of breath, breathlessness and chest tightness.

Q. Does Formoterol+Budesonide contain steroids?

Budesonide, which is a component of foracort, is a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medicines used to treat a range of conditions like asthma. They’re different from anabolic steroids which are used illegally to gain muscle mass.

Q. Will Formoterol+Budesonide 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. Can I stop taking Formoterol+Budesonide when my symptoms are relieved?

Formoterol+Budesonide should not be stopped abruptly without consulting with the doctor. If you stop taking the Formoterol+Budesonide, your symptoms may come back and may lead to serious complications. Take your medicine as advised by your doctor.

Q. When can I drink water after taking Formoterol+Budesonide?

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

Q. When should I stop using the Formoterol+Budesonide?

You should consult a doctor before stopping the treatment with Formoterol+Budesonide. Do not abruptly discontinue unless advised by your doctor, otherwise it may lead to an asthma attack. Therefore, using Formoterol+Budesonide as recommended by your doctor is important.

Q. What should I discuss with my doctor before starting treatment with Formoterol+Budesonide?

Inform the doctor about your detailed medical and surgical history. Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver or kidney disease. Inform your doctor about other medications you may be taking.

Q. Is Formoterol+Budesonide safe during pregnancy?

Formoterol+Budesonide rotacaps is considered safe for use during pregnancy. However, your doctor may give you Formoterol+Budesonide only if it is needed and the advantage of taking it outweighs the risk. You should always consult a doctor before making any changes to your medication during pregnancy.

Q. Can I take antifungal medicine along with Formoterol+Budesonide?

Always consult your doctor for any concomitant medications that you may be taking. The doctor’s recommendations must be followed for medication advice.

Q. What are the common side effects of Formoterol+Budesonide?

Some commonly reported side effects of Formoterol+Budesonide are headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort and dizziness. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on their own.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Formoterol+Budesonide?

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.


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