Formoterol is generally used in treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Budesonide is generally used in treatment of the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
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Hoarseness of voice
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
How to use
Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. For directions before use, please check the label. Twist off the top of the respule/transpule and squeeze all the liquid into the nebulizer. It should be used right away after opening. Rotacaps must not be swallowed. For directions before use, please check the label. Place the capsule at the base of rotahaler, not in the mouthpiece. Twist the mouthpiece completely until your hear a click and breathe in deeply through the mouthpiece. Hold your breath for up to 10 seconds. If some powder remains in the rotahaler repeat the process.
How it works
Formoterol is a bronchodilator. It relaxes the muscles in the airways & respiratory tract to make the condition better. This helps in making the breathing easier. Budesonide is a steroid. It blocks the production of some chemical messengers that cause inflammation, redness, swlling & other allergies in the body thereby improving the condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Formoterol a steroid? Formoterol is not a steroid but it belongs to the type of drug know as long-acting beta-agonists. Formoterol is also available with the combination of steroid in the form of an inhaler
Q. How long does it take to work and how long does it stay in the body? Formoterol works better if it is taken before heavy workout or exercise. it is effective for 12 hours in the body so next dosage should not be taken before 12 hours.
Q. How does Formoterol work? Formoterol helps in relaxing the muscle of the air passage which makes easier to breathe. It belongs to the group of drugs called long-acting beta agonists.
Q. What form does Formoterol come in? Formoterol is available in a powered filled capsule for the inhaler and it is available as 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 to take as per doctors prescription
Q. is Formoterol banned? Formoterol is not banned
Q. Does Formoterol cause weight gain? There is no evidence that Formoterol will cause weight gain
Q. Does Formoterol cause death/asthma-related death? Usage of Formoterol will increase the risk of asthma-related death. still, it depends on the individual response, condition, and comorbidities
Do not use $name inhalation to treat an asthma attack that has already begun.Do not use this drug, if you are allergic to $name.Never place a capsule in the mouthpiece of the inhaler.Consult your doctor before taking $name, 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.
You have been prescribed Budesonide to decrease the inflammation (swelling) in the intestines.Take it by mouth in the morning, with or without food, with a full glass of water.It has fewer side effects as compared to other steroid medicines.Do not stop taking it abruptly. Dosage will be tapered or reduced gradually by your doctor.
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