Information about Formoterol + Mometasone
Formoterol + Mometasone Uses
How Formoterol + Mometasone works
Formoterol + Mometasone is a combination of two medicines: Formoterol and Mometasone. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Mometasone 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 + Mometasone
Nausea, Vomiting, Respiratory tract infection, Fungal infection of mouth, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Sore throat, Cough, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Increased heart rate
Expert advice for Formoterol + Mometasone
- Formoterol + Mometasone 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 Formoterol + Mometasone can lower blood potassium level.
- Only miniscule amounts of Formoterol + Mometasone may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.