Fomtide (Formoterol + Budesonide)

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Fomtide 400 CFC Free Inhaler is a combination of two medicines in one inhaler. It relieves that this is the long term symptoms for asthma and also COPD, making breathing easier. It works by inhibiting the discharge of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) and relaxes the muscles within the airways.

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Fomtide 200 Inhaler

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Fomtide 400 CFC Free Inhaler

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Fomtide NF 6mcg/100mcg Inhaler

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Fomtide 12mcg/200mcg Inhaler

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Fomtide NF 12 Mcg/400 Mcg Inhaler

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Fomtide 12mcg/400mcg Inhaler

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Fomtide NF 6mcg/200mcg Inhaler

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Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate: What is it?

Budesonide is a corticoid drug that is anti-inflammatory in action while FormoterolFumarate is a bronchodilator that works by relaxing the muscles of the airway thus facilitating breathing. This inhalation combination medicine is given under prescription for asthma prevention; treatment of Degenerating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and a variety of other conditions not mentioned here. The medication goes by a variety of trade names like Symbicort, Pulmicort, Fomtide (from Sun Pharma) and Foracort (from Cipla pharmaceuticals).
Some important facts about this combination of medicine

  • This medication is prophylactic in action hence it is not of any help in the case of full-blown asthma.
  • Its medication may aggravate the danger of deaths related to asthma hence following the doctor’s instructions and prescription is of importance.
  • Inquire from your doctor, the actual risks and benefits of using this medicine.
  • The use of this combination medication should only be under a doctor’s directive if one has a pregnancy, planning to conceive or breast-feeding.
  • The use of this medication on children whose age is 4 years and below should be prohibited.
  • This steroidal drug may interfere with growth in children. It is important that you closely monitor your child’s growth during this medication and let your doctor know in case you see some irregularities in the growth of the child.
  • Prolonged usage of steroidal medications may damage bones leading to osteoporosis (porous bones) especially if one is a smoker, does not exercise enough, has a deficiency of vitamin D and calcium or features a record of osteoporosis within the family lineage.

When should it be avoided?

Usage of this medication should be avoided and your doctor consulted just in case you've got
Allergic reactions to the drug.
Asthma or severe COPD conditions.
Allergic reactions to exploit protein, foods or other drugs.
Liver infections.
Eye glaucoma.
Thyroid disorders.
Degraded immunity.

How should it be taken?

  • After using the spray, flush your mouth with water to stop oral yeast infection.
  • Stock up the number of sprays you have used and dispose of the canister after around 120 sprays even if the canister seems to still have some medicine remaining in it.
  • You should not stop the usage of steroidal medication at once as doing so may bring about some unwelcome and unpleasant withdrawal effects. Stoppage should be done gradually under the guidance of your doctor.
  • Always be with an identification card clearly showing that you simply require an oral steroid within the event of an emergency.
  • All your medications should be used strictly as per the doctor’s prescription.
  • Inform your doctor in case the medicine seems not to be of help after using it for some time as the continued need for medication may signify an impending asthma attack.
  • Inhalers and every one medication should be stored during a cool, dry place. Exposing the canisters to elevated temperatures may lead to an explosion.

What if you miss a dose?

In the event of missing a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember it unless the time for the next dose is near, in which case you should not take it. Avoid taking extra dosages so as to form up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose?

In case you take an overdose, call your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical assistance the soon as possible. Some of the symptoms of overdosing this medication include:
Fast or irregular heartbeats.
Angina or chest pain.
Body tremors.
Weakness and fatigue.
Nausea or vomiting.
What should you avoid?

Other forms of this medicine such as Severentor related inhaled bronchodilators such as Foradilsuch and Formoterol should be avoided unless or otherwise, it is under the directive of your doctor.
This medication may lower the white blood cells count in your body, a condition which is likely to reduce your body’s defense system against foreign bodies and infections. Therefore, interaction with sick people and places like hospitals where chances of infections are high should be avoided.
Seek medical assistance in case you are exposed to measles or chickenpox as this can be fatal in individuals who are on steroidal medications.

What are its side effects?

  • Below are a number of the commonly experienced mild side effects of this medication.
  • Dizziness.
  • Headache.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Running nose.
  • Sinus pain.
  • Coughs.
  • Hoarse or deepened voice.

In the case of manifestation of these side effects, medical assistance from the nearest healthcare canter or your doctor should be sought without hesitation.
Difficulty in breathing.
Swollen face, lips, or throat.
Body tremors.
Sharp chest pain.
Yellow or green mucus in cough.
Sore mouth or lips.
Deteriorating asthmatic conditions.
Irregular heartbeats.

What is the likely drug that you are in the interactions of this medication?

  • Inform your doctor of any medication you'll be currently using because the drugs below may interfere with the working of this medication. Do not start using any other drug without approval from your doctor's approval.
  • Amiodarone(Cordarone).
  • Antiretrovirals such as Atazanavir, Indinavir, Ritonavir, et al. .
  • Diuretic or the water pill.
  • MAO suppressors like Isocarboxazid, Tranylcypromine, Phenelzine, et al.
  • Anti-depressant drugs like Fluoxetine, Imipramine, Desipramine, et al.
  • Antifungals such as Ketoconazole or Itraconazole.
  • Beta-blocker drugs like Atenolol, Metoprolol, Carvedilol, and others.
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