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Doctor insights on: Formoterol Fumarate Medication

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Is treating chronic cough with a combination of Budesonide+Formoterol Fumarate considered aggressive treaetment? Does benefit outweighs the risks?

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

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Is combivair 200 (budesonide + formoterol fumarate) only for Asthma or has other uses such as chronic cough control as well?

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 more

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I have been diagnosed with asthma and told to take formoterol fumarate and mometasone furoate inhaler for lifelong. Is this the right treatment?

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

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I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

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 more

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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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Is the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) a preventative drug or a reliever?

Is the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) a preventative drug or a reliever?

Preventative drug: Medications such as symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) which contain and inhaled corticosteroid are used as maintenance (preventive) therapy to control persistent asthma. The formoterol component is a long-acting airway opener and may provide some initial relief of acute asthma symptoms; however symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) should never be used to relieve acute asthma symptoms (use your rescue albuterol under those conditions). ...Read more

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What are some medication for asthma if symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) isn't working?

What are some medication for asthma if symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) isn't working?

Several: Such as leukotriene modifier and Xolair. Occasionally theophylline may be helpful and alternate-day prednisone may need to be added. Anti-cholinergic has had a revival recently for bronchodilation. There are newer biologic products in the pipeline which may help. ...Read more

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Does the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) prevent or relieve the symptoms of asthma?

Does the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) prevent or relieve the symptoms of asthma?

Prevent: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a "controller" medication for asthma - it reduces asthmatic inflammation in the lungs, thereby preventing bronchospasm and its associated symptoms. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is not approved in the United States for relieving the symptoms of asthma. Albuterol is the drug of choice to treat an asthma attack. ...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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Will the asthma medication symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) have sexual side effects?

Will the asthma medication symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) have sexual side effects?

No: As far as I can tell, there are no sexual side effects from symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). ...Read more

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Please why is formoterol fast onset?

Please why is formoterol fast onset?

Some confusion?: Formoterol/ Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is not a rescue inhaler. It should not be used in place of your fast –acting inhaler. ...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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Heared formoterol increases riskof death. My rota caps contains it 6mcg along with fluticasone. I use 2 rotacaps daily to treat asthma. Should I avoid it?

Heared formoterol increases riskof death. My rota caps contains it 6mcg along with fluticasone. I use 2 rotacaps daily to treat asthma. Should I avoid it?

If possible: It is a balance between your asthma being well-controlled versus risks of medications. Uncontrolled asthma poses risk of death as well. If you can do well without it, by all means avoid it. ...Read more