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Formoterol Fumarate Side Effects
Usually mild: Both are very good antihistamines. Desloratadine: headache, upset stomach, dizziness, sore throat, dry mouth, muscle pain, extreme tiredness, painful menstruation. Levocetirizine: sleepiness, tiredness, weakness, sore throat, dry mouth, fever, cough, nosebleed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possible: Both zoloft (sertraline) and advair have possible side-effects. However, it may be especially worth mentioning that the anti-asthma medication advair combines a beta-agonist and a steroid. Both of these may affect mood, especially the former, which can cause nervousness and a "hyper" feeling. If zoloft (sertraline) is being taken for anxiety, the advair may work against it somewhat. Ask your doc if you are concerned. ...Read more
Insomnia, jitters: Allegra d contains 2 drugs. Fexofenadine usually has few side effects, but can be drying to the nasal membranes and mouth, and can have side effects, so check further if you have some. The d portion, on the other hand, is sudafed, and it commonly causes jitters, insomnia, fast heart rate, nausea and headache. It can raise the blood pressure and cause arrhythmias. ...Read more
Usually none: The list of possible side effects for singulair (montelukast) is long, but most are the same symptoms kids get all the time from common illnesses, meaning kids got sick while testing the medication: headache, flu-like symptoms, stomach ache, cough, dizziness, fatigue, decreased appetite, rash, fever, itching, hives, ear infections, colds, anxiety, restlessness, tremor, sleep issues. Rarely, serious ones happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Zocor:muscle aches: Topicil, an antibiotic, not in my field of expertise zocor: a statin, can cause muscle aches in some people;also transient liver function abnormalities all recersible upon discontinuation of the drug clonidine:blood pressure medication, can cause drowsiness, slow heart beat, in high doses, even heart block.A very good drug if used right. ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects: Common Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects may include: drowsiness, tired feeling; sleep problems (insomnia); mild nausea, gas, heartburn, upset stomach, constipation; weight changes; decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or increased sweating. Source: www.Drugs.Com best wishes. ...Read more
Keppra/Lamictal?: There are no specific drug-drug interactions between Lamictal and keppra (levetiracetam). Lamictal is titrated slowly to diminish risk of rash, which can be severe if not addressed. It is generally a very well tolerated medication otherwise. Sleepiness, dizziness, weakness, mild mood changes are the most common side effects with Keppra (levetiracetam) and are usually mild and transient. ...Read more
Has potential: This is a corticosteroid which although given topically may be absorbed to varying extents and systemic side-effects of steroids are numerous, including adrenal insufficiency when stopped, diabetes, immunosuppression, osteoporosis, and others, but these are infrequent complications of this therapy. ...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 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 there a higher risk for side effects when switching to symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5 from 80/4.5?
Yes, but saves lives: Higher doses of inhaled steroids are associated with more local side effects such as hoarseness and thrush. These can be reduced with use of a spacer with your inhaler. Higher doses are also associated with an slight increased risk of pneumonia and may have an effect on your bone density over time. However, uncontrolled asthma is associated with a poor quality of life and increased mortality. ...Read more
Which is better: symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair? Which generally has less side effects?
Very similar: Both are medications that contain two medicines - a long-acting beta agonist (laba), which helps with bronchodilation, and an inhaled steroid. The big difference is the form - advair is more an inhaled powder formulation, where symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a mist inhaler more like your rescue inhaler works if you use one with asthma or copd.So it really boils down to what your insurance covers and preference type. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I just used my Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) (been on it for months with no side effects) and my new med Zytonna. My heartbeat is 115. Could this be from combining?
Im 17 and suffer from asthma .I feel breathless at night .I have been prescribed dulera (formoterol and mometasone) but im scared to take it due to its side effects. What to do?
Take the dulera (formoterol and mometasone): If you are young and healthy and truly have asthma, Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) would be a good choice as a controller medication for asthma. If you are scared to take it, sit down with the doctor who prescribed it for you and ask them questions about your fears regarding the medication. I think that if you do you will feel much better about taking it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do the side effects of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) last? Will they go away in a few days or weeks? It is making me dizzy.
using qvar, ventolin and pred to control wheezing and coughing. Doc weaning me off pred and prescribed Dulera, (formoterol and mometasone) afraid of side effects, should I use?
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
No difference: As a former chemistry major, I do not see much difference between the two given that the basic chemical is the same. ...Read more
I'm on levaquin and inhaled steroids. I got thrush. I have an prescription for nystatin and diflucan. I'm afraid to take the pill because i'm on celexa and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and saw cardiac side effects. Would you take it?
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
Shaking a lot after just taking symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) first time. Does it actually act this fast? Is this a side effect?
Just started dulera. Was on symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). Is side-effect profile similar? Any more likely to have sinus symptoms on dulera? How about cataracts?
Very close: I don't think the side effect profile is any different between the two but the actual side effects will be depended on the total dose of steroid included. There is a minor risk for cataracts with any inhaled steroid but this is a minor issue when compared to uncontrolled asthma. As for response, some people do prefer one over another- a toss-up. ...Read more
I take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) (budesonide and eformoterol), 6 doses a daynot. Are muscle spasms a side effect of this drug?
Yes: Yes, it is a steroid and has been associated with muscle spasms and weakness. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I've been taking Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 80 for asthma for several weeks and I have been increasingly angry, depressed and anxious. Is this a normal side effect?
Possibly: This medication has a long acting agent similar to Adrenalin as a main component. Adrenalin is our natural stress hormone and readies our body for running away or fighting a threat. This may be something you are more sensitive to than desired. Talk your meds over with your doc and see if an alternate would be okay.Do not stop it without consulting your doc. ...Read more
How long will effects of anxiety from corticosteroids from symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) last?
Until addressed: The package insert for symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) states that nervousness is a result of overuse of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and as such should be reported to your physician. It is possible that the dose who are receiving is too high. To not change the dose however without discussing this with the prescribing physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
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