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Haltom City, TX
A 27-year-old male asked:

ok how long does it take for dulera (formoterol and mometasone) to work?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Dulera (formoterol and mometasone): Is not meant to work to alleviate symptoms. It is an anti-inflammatory medicine which takes time to take effect and a long acting bronchodilator which is not used to open up the airways fully, just low level so the rescue medicine can take effect faster. You still need your bronchodilator. Reconsider changing Lisinopril to arb if you have chronic cough. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) will work but not noticeably.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

I'd like to know the difference between Quvar and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) - specifically if one is stronger and worse to be on for a long time.

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
ICS vs ICS/LABA: QVar is an inhaled cortisone (ICS)which helps to reduce airway inflammation. It is supposed to have a smaller particle size to reach the more distant airways in the lung. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is another ICS but combined with a long acting bronchodilator (LABA)- the latter has a black box warning about risk for asthma deaths. However the ICS/LABA more effective and the black box warning mostly disproved.

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