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Understanding Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate
Budesonide works as a corticosteroid drug thatprevents the release of chemicals and substances into the system that cause inflammation. Formoterol Fumarate is essentially a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in air passages, thus allowing easy breathing.

The combined medication of Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate is typically prescribed for those facing persistent attacks of asthma. Additionally, it also finds usage in worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or flare-ups.

Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate may be used for conditions beyond the ones mentioned above. Bear in mind that it is sold under multiple brand names like Symbicort, Pulmicort, Foracort (from Cipla), and Fomtide (from Sun Pharma).

Important Information
Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate (Symbicort, Pulmicort, Foracort, and Fomtide) do not prevent asthma attacks that havebegun already. So avoid taking this medication in such instances.
Formoterol Fumarate could increase the risk of death associated with asthma. Bear in mind to use only as much medication as has been prescribed. Also double check with your doctor aboutconcerned benefits and risks associated with this medication.

Avoid using Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate medication in the absence of your doctor’s advice, especially if you are already pregnant, planning to be so or lactating. It should not be given to kids below the age of 4. Since it contains steroids, it could stint growth in children. Accordingly, if you are using this medication on your child, inform your doctor in case you notice stinted growth.

Remember that medications that contain steroids can be detrimental to bone health and may even lead up to osteoporosis, i.e. porous bones. This risk is augmented if you are a smoker, avoid exercise, suffer from calcium or vitamin D deficiency, or have a history of osteoporosis in the family.

Prior to taking Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate
Don’t take it if you are allergic to Formoterol Fumarate, fluticasone, or milk proteins. In case you are already having a major asthma attack or suffer from serious COPD conditions, then too you should avoid it.
Safety of the medication for you can be confirmed by your doctor by checking for the existence of conditions likeheart disease or high blood pressure; seizure or epilepsy disorder;food or drug allergy; eye disorder like glaucoma; diabetes;tuberculosis; any other infection; osteoporosis; liver disease; thyroid problem; or poor immunity.

Taking the medication
Take it just as prescribed by your doctor. You can refer to the instructions on the medication label as well for additional details.

Yeast infection in the mouth can be prevented by rinsing your mouth with water after the spray is used. Keep many of these sprays with you, getting rid of the canister after approximately 120 sprays, notwithstanding any medication left in it.

Do not just stop the medication all of a sudden, any stoppage must be gradual otherwise you risk horrendous side effects. Keep anID card handy just in case you require an oral steroid in a hurry.
Inform your doctor if the medication is not having the effect you are seeking. An enhanced requirement for medication may point to a possible asthma attack. Store the medication and the inhalers for it in a cool and dry place, protecting canisters from high temperatures.

Missing a dose
In case you miss a dose, take it immediately after you remember it. But avoid it if the next dose is just round the corner. Never take additional medication for the one you missed.

Seek immediate medical help or contact your doctor. Symptoms include arrhythmia; chest pain; tremors; weakness; seizures; headache; nausea; or vomiting.

Avoid other Formoterol Fumarate (Severent) medicine forms or even similar inhaled bronchodilator (Foradil) suchas formoterol, except if your doctor has advised you to do so. Remember that this medication can possibly lessen the white blood cells in your body that strengthen the body’s defense system. Hence avoid sick people and places where you could catch an infection such as hospitals. Likewise, seek medical attention if you end up exposed to measles or chicken pox since it can be fatal in those already ingesting steroidal medications.

Side Effects
Some commonly seen side effects of Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate (Symbicort, Pulmicort, Foracort, and Fomtide) includenausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, dry mouth, sinus pain, cough, runny nose, or deepened / hoarse voice. Get in touch with your doctor if these conditions linger on or only get worse.

Allergic reactions include breathing difficulty, hives, or swelling in face, lips, or throat. Get in touch with your doctor right away in all such cases. Other serious side effects include tremors, feeling of restlessness, stabbing pain in the chest, fever, green or yellowmucus in cough, blurriness, worsening asthma, mouth or lip sores, bronchospasm, orarrhythmia. Get prompt medical assistance in such cases.
The above list is not exhaustive; therecould be other side effects to Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate as well.

Drug Interactions with Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate
Your doctor must know about any medication you might be using currently, such as anti retrovirals like atazanvir, ritonavir, indinavir; any diuretic or water pill; amiodarone(Cordarone); MAO suppressors like phenelzine, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine, or others; antidepressants like fluoxetine, imipramine, desipramine, or others; antifungals like itraconazoleor ketoconazole; or beta blockers like metoprolol, carvedilol,atenolol, or others.

This is NOT an exhaustive list either. There could be other drug interactions as well. You must be examined thoroughly by your doctor and appropriate medications must be prescribed to you as per your case.

Additional Information

SKU 65
US Brand Name Brovana 15mcg
Strength 15mcg/2ml
Generic Name Arformoterol Tartrate 15mcg
Manufacturer Cipla
PharmaceuticalForm Respules
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