Formoterol + Glycopyrrolate
Information about Formoterol + Glycopyrrolate
Formoterol + Glycopyrrolate Uses
Formoterol+Glycopyrrolate is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
How Formoterol + Glycopyrrolate works
Formoterol + Glycopyrrolate 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.
Common side effects of Formoterol + Glycopyrrolate
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
Expert advice for Formoterol + Glycopyrrolate
- Formoterol + Glycopyrrolate 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 Formoterol + Glycopyrrolate can lower potassium levels in blood.