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Foracort 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler
Foracort 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler
Foracort 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler
Foracort 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

Foracort 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

By CIPLA LIMITED
120md Metered Dose Inhaler in Box
387.27*
MRP 455.61
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Foracort 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler Description

Foracort inhaler 400 is a combination medicine containing formoterol and budesonide. It is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and COPD like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, etc. It sho

ld be used as prescribed and not discontinued unless advised by your doctor, as a sudden stoppage can cause the disease to worsen. Headache, nausea, vomiting, cough, irritation in the throat and palpitations are a few side effects that you may experience after taking this medicine. Consult your doctor if you observe any white patches in your mouth or experience any discomfort or new symptoms on the consumption of the medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting Foracort inhaler 400.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹387.27
You Save₹68.34 (15% on MRP)
ContainsBudesonide(400.0 Mcg) + Formoterol(6.0 Mcg)
UsesAsthma and COPD
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, dizziness
TherapyANTI-ASTHMATIC
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Uses of Foracort 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

Foracort inhaler 400 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 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

  • If you are known to be allergic to any components or excipients of Foracort inhaler 400.
  • 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 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Body pain
  • Coughing, sore throat
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Fungal infection in the mouth
  • Palpitations

Precautions and Warnings of Foracort 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Foracort inhaler 400 during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of this medicine 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 400 while breastfeeding?
A:
As this medicine passes into breast milk, you should consult your doctor before using this while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have used Foracort inhaler 400?
A:
This medicine may make you dizzy, avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Foracort inhaler 400?
A:
It is recommended 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 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 this medicine 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 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

How Does It Work?

  • Foracort inhaler 400 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 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

  • Use this medicine 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 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of Foracort inhaler 400 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 this medicine may lead to increased chances of heart disorders if you are taking Digitalis (used for heart failure). Also, water-pills except the potassium-sparing o...
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Storage and disposal of Foracort 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

Store 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 or damaged medicines. Discard any unused medicine ...
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Dosage of Foracort 400mcg Box Of 120md Metered Dose Inhaler

Overdose

The 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...
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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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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Alok Nachane

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the composition of Foracort inhaler 400?

A: This medicine 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 400 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 400 a reliever or controller?

A: It can be used both as a controller as well as a reliever medication.

Q: Does this medicine contain anabolic steroids?

A: Budesonide, which is a component of this medicine is a glucocorticoid and not an anabolic steroid.

Q: How long can I use Foracort inhaler?

A: You should use a Foracort inhaler for as long as your doctor recommends. The doctor will decide how often you need to use your inhaler on the basis of an underlying condition. It is usually prescribed for a long duration. It will show its full effect in a few weeks after using this inhaler.

Q: Can Foracort be stopped suddenly?

A: No, Foracort should not be stopped abruptly. The doctor will reduce the dose according to the medical condition before the treatment is discontinued. Abrupt discontinuation may worsen the condition.

Q: How long does Foracort 400 inhaler take to work?

A: Foracort 400 inhaler starts working within 15-20 minutes after its administration. However, if you do not see any improvement, speak to your doctor immediately. But do not use more than the prescribed dose.

Q: Can I use Foracort daily?

A: You can use a Foracort inhaler as per the need or as advised by the doctor. Avoid frequent administration of inhalations. However, it is advised not to use more than 12 inhalations in a day, without consulting a doctor.
Product Details
Brand
FORACORT
Expires on or After
30/10/2024
Last Updated on: 16 Jul 2022 | 04:44 PM (IST)

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