Formoterol is generally used in treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Tiotropium is generally used in treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Dryness in mouth
Increased heart rate
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
Upper respiratory tract infection
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. Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Tiotropium, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Tiotropium is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
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. Tiotropium is an anticholinergic drug. It makes the condition better by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. This makes breathing easier.
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
Q. Is Tiotropium a steroid, an opiate, anticholinergic or narcotic? Tiotropium is anticholinergic drug which opens the airways and makes it easier to get air in and out of the lungs, thereby relieving breathlessness. It doesn't contain steroid, opiate or narcotic components
Q. Is Tiotropium the same as ipratropium? Tiotropium is not same as ipratropium
Q. Is Tiotropium generic? However, they belong to the same class, have the same mechanism of action, and act similarly to relieve breathlessness. Tiotropium is available in generic form
Q. Does Tiotropium cause weight gain? Tiotropium is not known to cause weight gain
Q. Is Tiotropium LABA/LAMA? Tiotropium is not a long acting beta agonist (LABA). It is a long acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) which acts on muscarinic receptors on the smooth muscles of airways, opens the airways and makes it easier to get air in and out of the lungs, thereby relieving breathlessness.
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.
Tiotropium makes breathing easier for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.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 under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.Your doctor may monitor your blood potassium level regularly while taking this medication.Only small amounts of Tiotropium may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.
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