Foracort Inhaler (Budesonide/Formoterol)
What is Foracort Inhaler (Budesonide/Formoterol) used for?
Foracort Inhaler (Budesonide/Formoterol) is an inhalable medication used to treat respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication operates by relaxing the airways allowing easier and more comfortable breathing. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Foracort Inhaler (Budesonide/Formoterol)?
Strictly follow your doctor`s instructions while using Foracort Inhaler (Budesonide/Formoterol) to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one spray administered twice daily, but your particular instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions on the packaging to ensure the correct administration. Gently shake the bottle to mix its contents, remove the cover, exhale deeply, securely place the mouth around the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply while pressing down on the canister to draw the medicine into the lungs. It is suggested to hold your breath for twenty seconds or as long as is comfortable to allow the medicine to be absorbed into the lungs. If you have not used the medication for several days, it may be necessary to prime the inhaler by pointing the nozzle away from your face and operating the canister until one spray is administered. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Foracort Inhaler (Budesonide/Formoterol)?
Side effects that may occur while using Foracort Inhalation (Budesonide/Fomoterol) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as difficulty breathing, blurry vision, low potassium levels, pneumonia symptoms, high blood sugar levels, signs of an infection, or deterioration of your symptoms. These conditions may require reduced dosages, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health complications from occurring.
Foracort Inhaler (Budesonide/Formoterol) should not be used to treat children under the age of six, who are allergic to budesonide or formoterol, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have diabetes, severe cardiovascular disease, severe heart failure, thyrotoxicosis, aortic stenosis, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, abnormal heartbeats, ischaemic heart disease, low potassium levels, tuberculosis, severe hypertension, or severe liver disease. These conditions may require special adjustments during your treatment to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Foracort Inhaler (Budesonide/Formoterol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Foracort Inhaler (Budesonide/Formoterol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.