formoterol inhalation powder in capsule - oral, Foradil
GENERIC NAME: FORMOTEROL INHALATION POWDER IN CAPSULE - ORAL (for-MOW-ter-all)
BRAND NAME(S): Foradil
WARNING: Rarely, serious (sometimes fatal) asthma-related breathing problems have occurred with the use of long-acting inhaled beta agonists such as formoterol. Therefore, in patients with asthma, this drug should only be prescribed when one long-term medication (e.g., inhaled corticosteroids) does not control breathing problems or when symptoms are severe enough to clearly require adding a second long-term medication. Do not use formoterol alone without any other medications to control asthma. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
USES: Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator used to open air passages in the lungs to improve breathing. It is used to prevent/minimize breathing problems in persons 5 years and older with breathing difficulties (e.g., asthma, bronchospasm).This drug is also used to prevent breathing difficulties brought on by exercise (exercise-induced bronchospasm-EIB).This medication should not be used for a severe/sudden asthma attack. For sudden attacks of asthma, use your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed. This medication is not a substitute for inhaled or oral corticosteroids (e.g., beclomethasone, fluticasone, prednisone). This medication is usually used along with another controller-type asthma medication (such as inhaled corticosteroids).
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