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Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps
Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps
Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps
Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps
Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps

Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps

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Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps Description

Foracort 200 rotacaps is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, etc. It is a combination medicine con

taining formoterol and budesonide. It works by reducing the inflammation in the airways and relaxing these muscles. It should be used as prescribed and not discontinued unless it is advised by your doctor as sudden stoppage can worsen your condition. You may experience headaches, nausea, vomiting, cough, irritation in the throat and palpitations after taking this medicine. Report to the doctor if you observe any white patches in your mouth or experience any discomforts or new symptoms while using Foracort 200 rotacaps.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹159.65
You Save₹28.17 (15% on MRP)
ContainsBudesonide(200.0 Mcg) + Formoterol(6.0 Mcg)
UsesAsthma and COPD
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, dizziness
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Uses of Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps

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

Contraindications of Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps

  • If you are known to be allergic to formoterol, budesonide or any other components of Foracort 200 rotacaps.
  • 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 200mcg Rotacaps

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Back pain
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Palpitations
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Fungal infection in the mouth

Precautions and Warnings of Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps



Can I take Foracort 200 rotacaps during pregnancy?
You should consult your doctor before using Foracort 200 rotacaps as there is limited information about its safety during pregnancy. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Foracort 200 rotacaps while breastfeeding?
Components of this medicine pass into human milk, thus, you should consult your doctor before using Foracort 200 rotacaps during breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Foracort 200 rotacaps?
Foracort has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines, however, it may make you a little dizzy. Hence, you should be cautious.


Can I consume alcohol with Foracort 200 rotacaps?
It is recommended to avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with Foracort as it may worsen your condition.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have severe liver problems.
  • You have diabetes or a lung infection.
  • You have problems with your heart like high blood pressure, heart failure, etc.
  • Your asthma condition is suddenly worsening.
  • You have an overactive thyroid gland.
  • You have a low blood potassium level.
  • 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 rotacaps 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 200mcg Rotacaps

How Does It Work?

  • Foracort 200 Rotacap 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, thereby facilitating the opening of the airway and thus relieving breathlessness.

Directions for Use of Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps

  • Take Foracort 200 mcg rotacaps exactly as recommended by your doctor. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • Rotacaps must not be swallowed.
  • These capsules should be placed into a rotahaler.
  • Read the instructions on the label or leaflet before use.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after each use in order to prevent infection in the mouth and throat.

Interactions of Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of Foracort 200 rotacaps along with medicines such as Ketoconazole (anti-fungal medicine), Ritonavir (used in HIV infection) and Clarithromycin (antibiotic) should be avoided as it may...
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  • Effects of this medicine can be weakened by some medicines used to control blood pressure or treat heart-related illnesses like Propranolol, Atenolol and others belonging to the same class.
  • Concomitant treatment with Quinidine, Disopyramide, Procainamide, Phenothiazines, Antihistamines (like Terfenadine), medicines used in psychiatric illness like Isocarboxazid, Doxepin can lead to incre...
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  • You may be at an increased risk of experiencing cardiac side effects when taking L-Dopa (used in Parkinson’s diseases), L-thyroxine (thyroid hormone) along with this medicine.
  • Medicines like Procarbazine (anti-cancer) can lead to a rise in blood pressure if used simultaneously with this medicine. It is important to inform your anaesthetist about your asthma medications to a...
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  • Low potassium levels caused due to Foracort may lead to increased chances of heart disorders if you are taking Digitalis (used for heart failure). Also, water-pills except the potassium-sparing ones l...
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Storage and disposal of Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps

Store Foracort rotacaps below 30°C in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture, and heat. Keep it away from children and pets. Discard any unused medicine properly, do not flush ...
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Dosage of Foracort 200mcg Rotacaps


The symptoms of overdose are headache, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, increased heartbeats, increased blood glucose, low potassium levels and change in the rhythm of the heart. If you experience any ...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose of this medicine, 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 a doub...
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Dr. Alok Nachane

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Does Foracort contain steroids?

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

Q: Is Foracort 200 rotacaps safe during pregnancy?

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

Q: Is Foracort 200 rotacaps a reliever or controller?

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

Q: Does Foracort 200 rotacaps contain anabolic steroids?

A: Budesonide which is a component of Foracort is a glucocorticoid and not an anabolic steroid.

Q: When should I stop using the Foracort 200 rotacaps?

A: You should consult a doctor before stopping the treatment with the Foracort 200. Do not abruptly discontinue unless advised by your doctor, otherwise it may cause adverse effects.

Q: Are Foracort rotacaps steroids?

A: Yes, Foracort 200 is a steroid. It contains a combination of two ingredients- formoterol and budesonide. Budesonide is a steroid.

Q: What is Foracort Rotacaps used for?

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

Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before starting treatment with Foracort Rotacaps?

  • Inform the doctor about your detailed medical & surgical history.
  • Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver or kidney disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to have a baby.
  • Foracort Rotacaps may interact with other medicines, hence, inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including supplements or herbal products. Also, inform your doctor if you are stop...
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Q: Can I drink water after using Foracort?

A: Yes, there is no harm in drinking water after using Foracort. However, you can rinse your mouth after using it to avoid ingestion of this medicine. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about it.

Q: Can I take Antifungal medicine along with Foracort rotacaps?

A: No, you should avoid taking anti-fungal medicines while using Foracort, as it may impair the activity of Foracort.

Q: Can I stop taking Foracort rotacaps on my own?

A: No, you should not stop taking Foracort 200 Rotacaps without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring symptoms.

Q: What are the common side effects of Foracort Rotacaps?

A: Headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort and dizziness are a few side effects that can be seen after using Foracort rotacaps. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on their own.

Q: Does Foracort relieve a sudden asthma attack?

A: No, it does not relieve a sudden asthma attack. Hence, it is advised to always keep your rescue inhaler with you.
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Last Updated on: 10 Jun 2022 | 01:11 PM (IST)
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