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Foracort Forte Rotacaps
Foracort Forte Rotacaps
Foracort Forte Rotacaps
Foracort Forte Rotacaps

Foracort Forte Rotacaps

By CIPLA LIMITED
30 Rotacap(s) in Box
358.40*
MRP 421.65
15% OFF
Inclusive of all taxes
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Foracort Forte Rotacaps Description

Foracort forte rotacaps are used to relieve symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, etc., in adults and adolescents (

2 years and older). It contains a combination of formoterol and budesonide as active substances. Foracort forte rotacaps should be used exactly as prescribed. Do not stop using this medicine on your own. Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your complete medical history. Foracort forte rotacaps are meant only for inhalation and should not be swallowed. After taking this medicine, rinse your mouth with water and spit it out.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹358.40
You Save₹63.25 (15% on MRP)
ContainsBudesonide(400.0 Mcg) + Formoterol(12.0 Mcg)
UsesAsthma and COPD
Side effectsHeadache, coughing, throat irritation
TherapyANTI-ASTHMATIC
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Uses of Foracort Forte Rotacaps

Foracort forte rotacaps is used to provide relief of symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, etc. in adults and adolesc...
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Contraindications of Foracort Forte Rotacaps

  • If you are known to be allergic to formoterol, budesonide or any other ingredient of Foracort forte 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 Forte Rotacaps

  • Headache
  • Throat irritation
  • Coughing
  • Hoarseness

Precautions and Warnings of Foracort Forte Rotacaps

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Foracort forte rotacaps during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of Foracort forte rotacaps on human pregnancy. You will be prescribed this medicine by your doctor only after assessing the need and the risk.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use Foracort forte rotacaps while breastfeeding?
A:
Foracort forte rotacaps may pass into human breast milk. You should consult your doctor before using this while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have used Foracort forte rotacaps?
A:
Foracort forte rotacaps may make you dizzy. If you experience any such effects after taking this medicine that may affect your ability to drive safely, it is advised to avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Foracort forte rotacaps?
A:
It is recommended to avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with Foracort forte rotacaps, 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.

Mode of Action of Foracort Forte Rotacaps

How Does It Work?

  • Foracort forte rotacaps works by the combined action of formoterol and budesonide.
  • Budesonide is a corticosteroid medicine, which on inhalation reduces inflammation in the airways. This 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 cause breathlessness. Formoterol relaxes thes...
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Directions for Use of Foracort Forte Rotacaps

  • Use Foracort forte rotacaps as recommended by your doctor.
  • Read the instructions on the label or leaflet before use.
  • Do not use Foracort forte rotacaps more often than prescribed.

Interactions of Foracort Forte Rotacaps

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Foracort forte rotacaps works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Concomitant use of Foracort forte rotacaps along with medicines such as ketoconazole (anti-fungal medicine), ritonavir (used in HIV infection) and clarithromycin (antibiotic) should be avoided as it m...
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  • The effect 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) and L-thyroxine (thyroid hormone) along with Foracort forte rotacaps.
  • 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 anesthetist about your asthma medications to av...
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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 Forte Rotacaps

  • Store Foracort forte rotacaps below 25°C in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Foracort Forte Rotacaps

Overdose

  • The symptoms of an overdose of Foracort forte rotacaps are headache, nausea, vomiting, increased heartbeats, increased blood glucose and low potassium levels.
  • Consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms or think may have taken too much of this medicine.

Missed a Dose

  • If you miss any dose of Foracort forte rotacaps, 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 double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.

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 the composition of Foracort forte rotacaps?

A: Foracort forte rotacaps contains two medicines - formoterol and budesonide as the active components.

Q: Is Foracort forte rotacaps safe during pregnancy?

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

Q: How long can I use Foracort forte rotacaps?

A: You should use Foracort forte rotacaps 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. do not stop using this medicine on your own.

Q: What is Foracort forte used for?

A: Foracort forte rotacaps is used to provide relief of symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, etc. in adults and adolescents (12 years and older)
Product Details
Brand
FORACORT FORTE
Expires on or After
30/07/2023
Last Updated on: 30 Sep 2022 | 07:58 PM (IST)

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