FORACORT FORTE INHALER

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Generic :  Formoterol (12mcg) + Budesonide (400mcg)

Treatment :  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 

Pack size  : 120 MDI (Inhaler)

Manufacturer :  Cipla Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$16.46

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Foracort Forte Inhaler is a combination of two medicines in one inhaler. It relieves the long-term symptoms of asthma and COPD, making breathing easier. It works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) and relaxes the muscles in the airways.

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don’t have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your symptoms may get worse. This medicine should not be used to relieve sudden shortness of breath. If sudden shortness of breath occurs, use your rescue inhaler. To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it does not work as well.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

 

BENEFITS OF FORACORT INHALER

In Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Foracort Forte Inhaler helps the airways in your lungs stay open. It relaxes the muscles of these airways. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor.

 

HOW TO USE FORACORT INHALER

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

 

HOW FORACORT INHALER WORKS

Foracort Forte Inhaler is a combination of two medicines: Formoterol and Budesonide. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Budesonide 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.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Foracort Forte Inhaler.
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Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Foracort Forte Inhaler is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Foracort Forte Inhaler is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

No interaction found/established
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Kidney

No interaction found/established
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Liver

No interaction found/established

 

Drug Interactions

  • ALBUTEROL
  • PREDNISONE
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • ASPIRIN
  • AZITHROMYCIN
  • DULOXETINE
  • METOPROLOL
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • VORICONAZOLE
  • POSACONAZOLE
  • RITONAVIR

 

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE FORACORT INHALER?

If you miss a dose of Foracort Forte Inhaler, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Foracort

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Fungal infection of oropharynx
  • Tremors
  • Palpitations
  • Voice change

FAQ's

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Q. What is Foracort Forte Inhaler prescribed for?

Foracort Forte Inhaler is prescribed to treat symptoms of obstructive airways diseases like asthma and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease. The usual symptoms of obstructive airways diseases like asthma and COPD are wheezing, shortness of breath, breathlessness and chest tightness.

Q. Does Foracort Forte Inhaler contain steroids?

Budesonide, which is a component of foracort, is a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medicines used to treat a range of conditions like asthma. They’re different from anabolic steroids which are used illegally to gain muscle mass.

Q. Will Foracort Forte Inhaler 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. When can I drink water after taking Foracort Forte Inhaler?

There are no restrictions on drinking water after taking Foracort Forte Inhaler. However, it is better to rinse your mouth before drinking water to avoid ingestion of this medicine.

Q. What should I discuss with my doctor before starting treatment with Foracort Forte Inhaler?

Inform the doctor about your detailed medical and surgical history. Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver or kidney disease. Inform your doctor about other medications you may be taking.

Q. When should I stop using the Foracort Forte Inhaler?

You should consult a doctor before stopping the treatment with Foracort Forte Inhaler. Do not abruptly discontinue unless advised by your doctor, otherwise it may lead to an asthma attack. Therefore, using Foracort Forte Inhaler as recommended by your doctor is important.

Q. Is Foracort Forte Inhaler safe during pregnancy?

Foracort Forte Inhaler rotacaps is considered safe for use during pregnancy. However, your doctor may give you Foracort Forte Inhaler only if it is needed and the advantage of taking it outweighs the risk. You should always consult a doctor before making any changes to your medication during pregnancy.

Q. Can I take antifungal medicine along with Foracort Forte Inhaler?

Always consult your doctor for any concomitant medications that you may be taking. The doctor’s recommendations must be followed for medication advice.

Q. What are the common side effects of Foracort Forte Inhaler?

Some commonly reported side effects of Foracort Forte Inhaler are headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort and dizziness. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on their own.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Foracort Forte Inhaler?

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.
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