Side Effects of Foracort are Nausea, Vomiting, Respiratory tract infection, Hoarseness of voice, Fungal infections in the mouth, Cough, Headache, Sore throat, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Increased heart rate.
Formoterol + Budesonide is a combination of two medicines: Formoterol + Budesonide1 and Formoterol + Budesonide2. Formoterol + Budesonide1 is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Formoterol + Budesonide2 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.
Foracort is prescribed to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma. The symptoms may include wheezing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
Q. Can I stop taking Foracort when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Foracort. If you stop taking Foracort, your symptoms may come back and may lead to serious complications. Take your medicine as advised by your doctor.
Q. Will Foracort 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. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Foracort?
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.
Q. When can I drink water after taking Foracort?
There are no restrictions on drinking water after taking Foracort. However, it is better to rinse your mouth before drinking water to avoid ingestion of this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Dec 2018. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.