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Does Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) have albuteral in this medication?

Does Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) have albuteral in this medication?

No: It is a combination of a steroid and a long-acting beta agonist (fomoterol). Albuterol is a short-acting beta agonist. ...Read more

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I have emphysema and am using dulera (formoterol and mometasone) by itself it there another medication I can use with it besides my rescue inhaler?

I have emphysema and am using dulera (formoterol and mometasone) by itself it there another medication I can use with it besides my rescue inhaler?

Emphysema: Is rather a syndrome, management is long term and multifaceted, drug therapy is only one aspect, environmental control and habit control like stopping smoking and avoiding smokers is important, nutrition and physical activity. Given that you are only on these two medications, means your doctor is comfortable with that regimen, if otherwise, you feel uncontrolled, kindly revisit your doctor ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and qvar the same thing?

I'm wondering are dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and qvar the same thing?

No: Qvar is a single agent inhaled steroid while dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination steroid with long acting bronchodialator. ...Read more

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Can you use dulera (formoterol and mometasone) for bronchitis? How fast does it work for bronchitis.

Can you use dulera (formoterol and mometasone) for bronchitis? How fast does it work for bronchitis.

Yes: No one can tell how fast it will work. You may not be even able to tell the difference. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) has steroid to decrease the inflammation in the airways, and has a long acting bronchodilator whose effect is not something readily felt and more, bronchitis does not show much response in tests to bronchodilator treatment. But does it work, yes it does. ...Read more

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Been coughing its really deep when lay down on my side is that normal? I take adviar 250/50 should I go higher or switch back to dulera (formoterol and mometasone) it worked goo

Been coughing its really deep when lay down on my side is that normal? I take adviar 250/50 should I go higher or switch back to dulera (formoterol and mometasone) it worked goo

Not normal: There is study showing that the size of the medicine mist can reach further into the lung with Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) than advair. Thus it is reasonable to try switching back for a couple of weeks and see if this may do the trick. If not helpful, then you should really check with your doctor regarding modifying your medication program. ...Read more

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Can dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and ventolin be taken togeter?

Yes: A scenario where one may be needing to take Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and ventolin around the same time would be during some type of asthma/copd exacerbation. Remember though, Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) has a long acting form of albuterol (the active ingredient in ventolin). So normally, one would not need to take them both at the same time. ...Read more

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What do I do if dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is causeing me insomnia?

What do I do if dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is causeing me insomnia?

Tell your Dr.: If the side effect is unbearable and intolerable, then your Dr. May need to change it to a different medication. If it helps you and you really need it, then you may meed help with the insomnia. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which works better: dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or albuterol?

Which works better: dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or albuterol?

Both-read why: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination inhaler containing an steroid (for inflammation) and long acting bronchodilator. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is used every day to control and prevent asthma. In contrast, albuterol is for quick relief and only used as needed. This is a good combination for patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma. An allergist can assist in further explanation. ...Read more

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How can Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) cause insomnia?

How can Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) cause insomnia?

Side effects: Dulcera is a combination asthma medication. Both components can possibly adversely effect your sleep hygiene. The LABA component can cause nervousness or irregular heartbeats and the steroid component is well known to increase agitation in some patients. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would dulera (formoterol and mometasone) help with breating problems?

Hi docs, would dulera (formoterol and mometasone) help with breating problems?

Treats asthma: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) was approved by the fda in 2010 for the chronic treatment of asthma. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is an inhaler that contains 2 medications (long-acting bronchodilator and an inhaled corticosteroid). These are considered very effective for moderate to severe persistent asthma. An allergist or pulmonologist can help determine if this is the right medication. ...Read more

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I have mild to moderate asthma. Is dulera (formoterol and mometasone) a safe medicine to take? I have read that it increases asthma related deaths? Is it well tested?

I have mild to moderate asthma. Is dulera (formoterol and mometasone) a safe medicine to take? I have read that it increases asthma related deaths? Is it well tested?

No evidence: Although the initial study involving only a long acting bronchodilator (laba) often on patients who were not on inhaled steroid at the same time showed a slight increase in risk for asthma deaths. Subsequent studies failed to confirm this finding as long as the patients were on an inhaled steroid (ics). In fact, the combination of a laba and ICS (dulera) works better than doubling the ICS dose. ...Read more

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Can dulera (formoterol and mometasone) lose it's effectiveness over time? I'm on dulera (formoterol and mometasone) 100mcg 2 puffs 2 x a day and just got a cold and need to use rescue inhaler throughout day

Can dulera (formoterol and mometasone) lose it's effectiveness over time? I'm on dulera (formoterol and mometasone) 100mcg 2 puffs 2 x a day and just got a cold and need to use rescue inhaler throughout day

Not the medication: Something (eg. Viral infection, post nasal drip, smog, acid reflux) is triggering your asthma. Its presence will continue to trigger the attack. The medication will control each episode but unless the trigger is removed, your symptoms will continue or worsen; see your doctor to help determine if your meds need to be adjusted or another med started. ...Read more

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What's the difference between symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) & dulera?

What's the difference between symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) & dulera?

The steroid: Both Dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) have the same long acting bronchodilator, they differ in the steroid content. Dulera contains mometasone. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains budesonide. Both agents are used to treat moderate persistent asthma. ...Read more

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Do you know which works better, dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or albuterol?

Depends: They are different medications - Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination of an inhaled steroid and a long acting bronchodilator while albuterol is a short acting bronchodilator. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 6 year old to take a dulera (formoterol and mometasone) inhaler?

Is it safe for a 6 year old to take a dulera (formoterol and mometasone) inhaler?

Possibly: Dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) have labeling stating that they are recommended starting at age 12 while advair can be used starting at age 4. Albuterol inhalers can be used at any age. The above are all typically asthma treatments. If your medical professional prescribed Dulera to your 6 yr old please just contact their office because they may have a legitimate reason for its use. ...Read more

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Will Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) significantly affect a methacholine challenge?

Will Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) significantly affect a methacholine challenge?

Yes: Should meds be stopped before a methacholine challenge? Yes. A methacholine challenge is used to diagnose asthma. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination medication with a long-acting beta agonist and a steroid. Long-acting beta agonists should be stopped prior to testing for accurate results. Speak with your doctor to find out exactly how long you need to be off prior to testing (usually 2 days). ...Read more

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I'm switching back to dulera (formoterol and mometasone) inhaler will that help with my asthma?

I'm switching back to dulera (formoterol and mometasone) inhaler will that help with my asthma?

See below: What are you switching from? In my experience Dulera isn't even comparable to the other inhalers in the same category. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dulera (formoterol and mometasone) cause a negative methacholine challenge?

Very high: In fact, we ask our patients to avoid using Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) for at least 2 weeks before doing any methacholine challenge. In research settings however, methacholine challenge may be used to assess the effectiveness of Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). ...Read more

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I'm on dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Why do labas cause increased risk of death from asthma? Not sure if its worth taking.

I'm on dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Why do labas cause increased risk of death from asthma? Not sure if its worth taking.

See below: So the long acting drugs cause an increased risk of death because if they are occupying the beta receptors and then you start having trouble breathing - as in a asthma attack, the short active inhaler will not have any receptors to bind to, thus they won't work.

With that said, I would still take them, just know that there could be problems. The LABAs work very well. ...Read more