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Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler
Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler
Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

By CIPLA LIMITED
120md Metered Dose Inhaler in Box
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MRP 399.16
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Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler Description

Foracort Inhaler 200 is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and COPD like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, etc. It is a combination of two medicines - formoterol and budesonide. Foracor

Inhaler 200 should be used as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Do not stop taking Foracort 200 unless advised by your doctor, as a sudden stoppage can cause the disease to worsen. You should rinse your mouth after taking Foracort 200 inhaler. Maintain oral hygiene while on this inhaler. Consult your doctor if you observe any undesired side effects. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting Foracort inhaler 200.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹339.29
You Save₹59.87 (15% on MRP)
ContainsBudesonide(200.0 Mcg) + Formoterol(6.0 Mcg)
UsesAsthma and COPD
Side effectsHeadache, fungal infection in the mouth, fits, pounding heartbeat, sore throat
TherapyANTI-ASTHMATIC
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Uses of Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

Foracort Inhaler 200 is used in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to relieve symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, breathing difficulty, chest tightness.

Contraindications of Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

  • If you are known to be allergic to formoterol, budesonide, or any components of Foracort Inhaler 200.
  • If you are suffering from acute breathlessness as seen in a severe attack of asthma or COPD or cases of a collapsed airway.

Side effects of Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

  • Headache
  • Fungal infection in the mouth
  • Fits
  • Pounding heartbeat
  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Respiratory tract infections

Precautions and Warnings of Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Foracort Inhaler 200 during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of Foracort Inhaler 200 on human pregnancy. You will be prescribed this medicine by your doctor only if it is essential and benefits over-weighs risks.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use Foracort Inhaler 200 while breastfeeding?
A:
As this medicine passes into breast milk, you should consult your doctor before using Foracort Inhaler 200 while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have used Foracort Inhaler 200?
A:
Foracort Inhaler 200 has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Foracort Inhaler 200?
A:
There is no known interaction of alcohol with Foracort inhaler. However it is adviced to avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with this medicine, as it may worsen your condition.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any kind of pre-existing health condition such as thyroid problems, fits, diabetes, liver problems or weak bones, high blood pressure, heart-related disorder etc.
  • Your asthma condition is suddenly worsening.
  • You feel that the treatment is ineffective.
  • You are on any medicines that suppress immunity; there is an increased chance of developing infections. Necessary vaccinations and care should be taken to avoid this.
  • Orally inhaled steroidal medicines may cause growth retardation in children. Hence, growth monitoring is recommended.
  • Keep taking Foracort as prescribed, even if your symptoms go away. Your doctor will reduce your dose when required.
  • Abruptly stopping the medicine can be dangerous and should be strictly avoided.

Mode of Action of Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

How Does It Work?

  • Foracort Inhaler 200 works by the combined action of Formoterol and Budesonide.
  • Budesonide is a corticosteroid medicine, which on inhalation reduces inflammation in the airways in a dose-dependent manner, thus reduces the chances of worsening asthma.
  • Formoterol acts on the muscles in the airway tract. In the presence of inflammation (like in asthma), these muscles lead to constriction of the airway and causing breathlessness.
  • Formoterol relaxes these muscles, facilitating the opening of the airway and thus relieving breathlessness.

Directions for Use of Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

  • Use Foracort Inhaler 200 as recommended by your doctor. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • Read the instructions on the label or leaflet before use.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after each use to prevent infection in the mouth and throat.

Interactions of Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

Interactions with other medicines

  • Foracort Inhaler 200 and certain other medicines may interact with each other. This may cause serious side effects. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescripti...
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  • Especially, tell your healthcare provider if you take antifungals, medicines used to treat mood disorders and diuretic medicines.
  • Medicines such as Cardiac glycosides used for treating heart failure and irregular heartbeats should be used with caution with the Foracort Inhaler 200 as it can lead to low potassium levels and irreg...
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  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are blood pressure-lowering medicines and medicines for certain eye conditions. If you are not sure which are these medicines, ask your doctor.

Storage and disposal of Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

  • Store Foracort Inhaler 200 below 30°C in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture, and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Do not use expired medicines.

Dosage of Foracort 6/200mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose are headache, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, increased heartbeats, increased blood glucose, low potassium levels, and change in the heart's rhythm. Consult your doctor if you exp...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose of Foracort Inhaler 200, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does Foracort Inhaler 200 contain steroids?

A: Foracort Inhaler 200 contains two medicines - Formoterol and Budesonide of which, Budesonide is a steroid.

Q: Is it safe during pregnancy?

A: There is limited information about the safety of Foracort Inhaler 200 during pregnancy. However, your doctor may give you this medicine only if it is needed and the advantage over-weighs the risk. You should always consult a doctor before taking any medication during pregnancy.

Q: Is Foracort Inhaler 200 a reliever or controller?

A: Foracort Inhaler 200 can be used both as a controller as well as a reliever medication.

Q: How often can I take Foracort Inhaler 200?

A: Foracort Inhaler 200 should be used in recommended maintenance dose prescribed by the doctor. It is also advised to always keep the Foracort Inhaler 200 or rescue inhaler readily available for use.

Q: Is Foracort Inhaler 200 addictive?

A: Foracort Inhaler 200 is not at all addictive. It is an effective and useful medicine for people suffering from breathing difficulties due to asthma, allergic bronchitis and exercise-induced shortness of breath. However, it should be used as per dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Does Foracort Inhaler 200 cause fungal infection in mouth or oral thrush?

A: Foracort Inhaler 200 might cause fungal infection or oral thrush sometimes. So it is advised to rinse your mouth with water after every use.

Q: How long can I use a Foracort inhaler?

A: You can use a Foracort inhaler for as long as the doctor has recommended you. Foracort is indicated for maintenance treatment of asthma, so you must take it exactly as instructed by your doctor. The doctor decides the maintenance dose and duration on the basis of the patient's underlying condition and prescribes the lowest effective dose which keeps the patient symptom-free.

Q: Can we use Foracort daily?

A: You should use a Foracort inhaler regularly, exactly as advised by the doctor. It should not be used to relieve sudden shortness of breath. You must use it regularly to be effective, do not stop using it even if you don't have any symptoms. Also, avoid frequent administration of inhalations than recommended, without consulting the doctor.
Product Details
Brand
FORACORT
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
29/04/2025
Last Updated on: 11 May 2022 | 02:29 PM (IST)

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