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Formoterol Fumarate Inhalation Powder Dosage
I have been diagnosed with asthma and told to take formoterol fumarate and mometasone furoate inhaler for lifelong. Is this the right treatment?
Kind of: It can be a good treatment plan but i don't like the lifelong part. You might need more, you might need less, you might even go without medications at times, depending on symptoms. ...Read more
Is treating chronic cough with a combination of Budesonide+Formoterol Fumarate considered aggressive treaetment? Does benefit outweighs the risks?
Depends on cause.: Technically, that would depend on the cause of your cough, and as such the treatment you mention wouldn't be aggressive as much as it would be misdirected. This would be fine for asthma or COPD, perhaps, but not for allergies or reflux, which can also cause a chronic cough. ...Read more
Is combivair 200 (budesonide + formoterol fumarate) only for Asthma or has other uses such as chronic cough control as well?
Also used for COPD: The combination of budesonide and formoterol (known as Symbicort in the US) is a medication that is used for asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). While COPD patients often suffer from chronic cough, combivair/Symbicort are not approved for and do not treat chronic cough itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am advised to take 2-3 dosages of combihale fb 200 inhaler (budesonide-200mcg and formoterol-6mcg) 2 puffs each day. Is it safe for long term?
Budesonide/formotero: I assume you are taking it for asthma. Long acting b2 agonists such as formoterol have a black box warning to increase the risk of death. It seems to be somewhat attenuated when taken along with a steroid formulation such as Budesonide as in your case. Most people do fine using this long term, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a spray substitute to symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhaler, with similar formula or strength, i think its powder, aggravates my cough but helps ease breathing?
I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?
Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When gargling after inhaling symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) is it enough to gargle with just water?
Yes, if no thrush: Rinsing with water after using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is sufficient for removing the leftover medication from the mouth after dosing, so that one does not swallow it. If there is evidence of a fungal infection of the cheeks or tongue, then water alone is not sufficient. Please see link to fda site about symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)---http://www.Fda.Gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety/ucm089139.Pdf. ...Read more
When using dulera (formoterol and mometasone) when you inhale in do you exhale through the mouth or nose...Dr. Said mouth ..Insert said nose?
Procedure: Exhale, shake the gadget. Put the tip of the gadget at the opening of an open or partially open mouth, to allow air to get in through the mouth. Inhale through the mouth, while inhaling, press the activator, medicine goes out and is carried by the air through the mouth into the lungs. Inhalation is slow and deep like a regular breath but through the mouth. Stop breathing about 2 seconds at the end. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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