FORADIL (Formoterol Fumarate)
FORADIL (Formoterol fumarate)
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Why is Foradil prescribed?
Foradil, generic name Formoterol fumarate, is an oral inhalation drug that is used to control symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (chronic bronchitis or emphysema), like chest tightness, coughing, difficulty of breathing, and wheezing.
What does it do?
Formoterol is classified under long-acting beta-agonists, which relaxes and facilitates the opening of airways to improve breathing.
How should I use it?
Foradil is currently available as a 12mcg inhalation capsule. The contents of the capsule are inhaled by mouth with the use of an inhaler. Each type of inhaler has its set of instructions regarding its usage, priming, and cleaning. Make sure to follow the directions and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only use this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
Taking the dose properly at the scheduled time is needed to attain the desired effect of the drug. If you forgot to take your medicine, immediately take the next dose to make up for the missed dose. However, if it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and catch the next dose at the regular time. Never take two doses just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Foradil?
Foradil should NOT be used to manage acute attacks of COPD. Do not use Foradil inhaler near an open flame or source of heat.
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, your current and previous medical and vaccination history, and any allergic reactions to Foradil or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
For the drug label information of Foradil, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects may include:
- Uncontrollable shaking
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle cramps
- Dry mouth
- Sleep disturbance
- Sore throat
- Serious side effects may include:
- Rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- Swelling of any part of the face or limbs
- Hoarseness and difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Loss of consciousness
- Itching, hives, or rash
- Chest pain
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when used with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are using Foradil with any other inhaler, drug, vitamin, or herbal supplement. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Foradil with the following medications:
- Advair Diskus
- Advair HFA
- Combigan eye drops
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Foradil in the container it came in, closed tightly, in a clean environment away from light, excessive heat, and moisture. Keep out of reach of children. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Empty or unneeded medication should be disposed of immediately. Ask your pharmacist or local garbage collector on the proper disposal of this kind of product.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
There is still limited data on the developmental risks associated with the use of Foradil in pregnancy. Regular monitoring of pregnant women using this drug is essential to maintain adequate asthma control.
Its effects on the breastfed infant are still not fully known. Hence, the potential risks and benefits of using Foradil in pregnant or breastfeeding infants should be carefully considered.
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