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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

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120md Metered Dose Inhaler in Box
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Medical Description

Foracort Inhaler 400 is used to manage symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, etc. It is a combination of two medicines - formoterol and budesonide.

Foracort Inhaler 400 should be used as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Do not take more than the recommended dose. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own. Foracort Inhaler 400 should be used with transparent and not static spacers for better therapy.

You should rinse your mouth with water after using this medicine. Maintain good oral hygiene while on treatment with this inhaler. Before starting this medicine, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your complete medical history.

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Product Summary

Offer Price₹449.43
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ContainsBudesonide(400.0 Mcg) + Formoterol Fumarate(6.0 Mcg)
UsesAsthma, COPD
Side effectsHeadache, hoarseness, throat irritation
TherapyANTI-ASTHMATIC
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uses

Uses of FORACORT 400MCG BOX OF 120MD METERED DOSE INHALER

Foracort Inhaler 400 is used for the management of symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, breathing difficulty, and chest tightness in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COP...
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contraindications

Contraindications of FORACORT 400MCG BOX OF 120MD METERED DOSE INHALER

If you are allergic to formoterol, budesonide, or any components of Foracort Inhaler 400.
sideEffects

Side effects of FORACORT 400MCG BOX OF 120MD METERED DOSE INHALER

  • Headache
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Coughing
  • Throat irritation
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of FORACORT 400MCG BOX OF 120MD METERED DOSE INHALER

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Foracort Inhaler 400 during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of Foracort Inhaler 400 on human pregnancy. Hence, this medicine should not be used in pregnant women unless recommended by the doctor after assessing the need and the risk.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use Foracort Inhaler 400 while breastfeeding?
A:
Foracort Inhaler 400 passes into human breast milk. Hence, your doctor will decide if this medicine can be used in breastfeeding women based on the need and the risk.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have used Foracort Inhaler 400?
A:
Foracort Inhaler 400 does not influence your ability to drive. However, if you experience any effects after taking this medicine that may affect your ability to drive safely, it is advised to avoid driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Foracort Inhaler 400?
A:
Alcohol should not be taken with Foracort Inhaler 400 as it may cause heart-related side effects.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any kind of pre-existing health condition such as thyroid problems, fits/seizures, diabetes, liver problems, 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.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of FORACORT 400MCG BOX OF 120MD METERED DOSE INHALER

  • Use Foracort Inhaler 400 exactly 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 inhaling and spit it out.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of FORACORT 400MCG BOX OF 120MD METERED DOSE INHALER

  • Store Foracort Inhaler 400 below 30°C. Do not freeze.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
quickTips

Quick Tips of FORACORT 400MCG BOX OF 120MD METERED DOSE INHALER

  • Foracort 400 Inhaler is used to manage asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Follow your doctor's instructions carefully for proper usage.
  • Shake the inhaler well before each use to ensure an even distribution of the medication.
  • Before inhaling, exhale fully to empty your lungs, then place the mouthpiece between your lips and take a slow, deep breath while pressing the canister to release the medicine.
  • Hold your breath for about 10 seconds after inhaling to allow the medication to reach deep into your lungs.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after each use to minimize the risk of oral thrush (fungal infection in the mouth).
  • Keep track of the number of doses used to know when the inhaler is running out. Replace it as per the prescribed schedule.
  • Never share your inhaler with others, as it is meant for individual use and may spread infections.
  • If you have been prescribed other inhalers or medications, use Foracort 400 as directed, and don't substitute or stop other treatments without consulting your doctor.
  • Store the inhaler in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
  • If you experience any sudden worsening of symptoms, shortness of breath, or allergic reactions, seek immediate medical attention. Always keep your doctor informed about any changes in your condition.
dosage

Dosage of FORACORT 400MCG BOX OF 120MD METERED DOSE INHALER

Overdose

  • Symptoms of overdose of Foracort Inhaler 400 are headache, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, increased blood glucose, and low potassium levels.
  • If you have used too much of Foracort Inhaler 400, then contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

  • If you have missed taking any dose of Foracort Inhaler 400, then take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
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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, thus reducing the chances of worsening asthma.
  • Formoterol widens the air passage in the lungs and provides relief from the symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
interactions

Interactions of FORACORT 400MCG BOX OF 120MD METERED DOSE INHALER

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Foracort Inhaler 400 works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially, tell your healthcare provider if you take antifungals, medicines used to treat mood disorders or diuretic medicines.
  • Medicines such as cardiac glycosides used for managing heart failure and irregular heartbeats should be used with caution with Foracort Inhaler 400 as it can lead to low potassium levels and irregular...
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  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are blood pressure-lowering medicines and medicines for certain eye conditions.

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: What is Foracort 400 inhaler used for?

A: Foracort 400 inhaler is prescribed for adults and children over the age of six for the long-term treatment of asthma and moderate to severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with frequent symptoms and a history of recurrent exacerbations.

Q: What are the side effects of Foracort 400 inhaler?

A: Common side effects of Foracort 400 Inhaler may include headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, dizziness and cough. If side effects persist or if there isn't any improvement in your condition, inform your doctor.

Q: What is the difference between Foracort 200 and Foracort 400?

A: The main difference between Foracort 200 and Foracort 400 lies in their respective strengths or dosages of the active ingredients. Foracort 200 contains a lower strength of the active ingredients budesonide and formoterol, while Foracort 400 contains a higher strength of the same active ingredients. Budesonide is a corticosteroid that helps reduce inflammation in the airways, while formoterol is a long-acting beta-agonist that helps to relax and open up the airways, making breathing easier.

Q: What is the composition of Foracort 400 inhaler?

A: Foracort 400 Inhaler is a combination of two medications: formoterol and budesonide. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widening them. Budesonide is a steroid.

Q: Is Foracort Inhaler 400 safe during pregnancy?

A: There is limited information about the effect 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: Foracort inhaler 400 can be used both as a controller as well as a reliever medication.

Q: Does Foracort inhaler 400 contain anabolic steroids?

A: Budesonide, which is a component of Foracort inhaler 400 is a glucocorticoid and not an anabolic steroid.

Q: How long can I use Foracort inhaler?

A: You should use Foracort inhaler for as long as the doctor has recommended you. Foracort is indicated for the 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 Foracort be stopped suddenly?

A: No, Foracort inhaler 400 should not be stopped abruptly. The doctor will reduce the dose according to the medical condition before the treatment is discontinued. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own as it may worsen your 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: Foracort Inhaler 200 can be used daily only if recommended by your doctor. You should use this medicine in the exact dose and duration as prescribed. However, do not take more than the recommended dose.
Last Updated on: 9 August 2023 | 7:54 PM (IST)
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