Foratec (Formoterol Fumarate)
What is Foratec (Formoterol Fumarate) used for?
Foratec (Formoterol Fumarate) is used to treat lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the breathlessness, wheezing and other breathing difficulties caused by these conditions. This drug can also be used to prevent exercise induced breathing difficulties. It is a type of long-acting beta agonist which works by helping to relax and open up air passages in the lungs, thereby helping to make it easier to breathe.
How should I use Foratec (Formoterol Fumarate)?
Foratec (Formoterol Fumarate) capsules should be inhaled using a special inhaler, such as the Rotahaler or Revolizer. These capsules should never be swallowed. Adult patients suffering from asthma are sometimes directed to take 1 rotacap once or twice per day, and should not exceed 48mcg per day. If this medication is being taken for exercise-induced asthma, patients should take 1 rotacap 15 minutes before exercise. The dosage for other conditions and children is different from those listed here. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Foratec (Formoterol Fumarate)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of using Foratec (Formoterol Fumarate) include:
Patients should immediately consult their physician if any of the above mentioned side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as rapid breathing, muscular cramps, a fast heartbeat, pain occurring in the chest or fainting.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Foratec (Formoterol Fumarate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially heart problems, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.